Thetford 3rd Jan Aftermath - riding in a winter wonderland

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It was a fantastic day. Thank you to everyone that braved the sub-zero temperatures, we were rewarded with some great trails and winter wonderland views.

Counting 5 traffic accidents due to the ice on the A14 and A11 travelling to Thetford todays ride was going to be an epic just to arrive in one piece. Awkward first introduction exchanged, and you are? what's your RB forum name? it was good to see some familiar faces and some that haven't been seen for a while and even better to meet new faces. Fresh snow lay on the ground with ice underneath. The group headed off for the forest on the Brandon side and soon hit the singletrack. This wasn't going to be a fast ride, the snow, ice and in places mud would see to that.

We circled the forest following the winter series 1 route and taking in a few extra bits that could not be missed out. Heading back for lunch at the cafe some rider chose not to go out afterwards.

Coffee / tea / cake / pasties and all other possible combinations later we headed over to the High Lodge side of the forest for a medley of the best bits of the black route and nearly all of last years Dusk 'til Dawn race route.

Overall it was a brilliant days riding, the weather made it special and so did the number of riders. Thank you all for coming.
 

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was a great turn loads of retobikers and thetford mtb and timber boys and girls even got some random people join in and it made for a cracking ride hope everyone had a great time im completely nackard and need my bed :LOL: :LOL: :LOL: :LOL: cheers everyone for coming :cool: :D
 

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Great turn out chaps - look forward to reading a full review :cool:
 

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Looked like you had a good turn out. Sorry didn't make it. Feel like I'm not very well. Been on Lemsip every 4 hours.
Will make it to the next one in Feb though.

Did you see a Red Saxo driving around the car park? Been there the last couple of days looking suspicious!
 

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I write this (yawn) whilst absolutely knackered...

Many thanks to Neil for giving me a lift. :cool:

We counted 5 cars which had come off the A14/ A11 due to non salted roads and ice on our journey there which made us a little cautious :shock:

On our way in to Thetford, no snow, a little snow then outside Brandon, a lot of snow :D
 

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