A huge crowd of 20 riders gathered at Reigate Hill car park hoping for a bit of miraculous mud – avoiding. We decided to split into two groups – a faster group led by Matt Swan and a more sedate group led by me. That translated into Matt and Jim zooming off and everyone else following me. We were heading for a tea stop at Destination Bike at Box Hill but by a slightly roundabout route to avoid too much climbing and to show off my “limbo under a fence at Warp Factor 15” skills. We went across Banstead Heath to Tattenham Corner then along Stane Street and across to Headley Heath to Destination Bike where we were served coffee, tea and cake by our esteemed RCC President. There was a bit of drizzle on the way back but we made it before the rain set in.