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A quick ride

Just got back from a quick local ride. Just up the bridleway from Barmpton Village, then along to Peartree Farm and down the farm track/road to the A167, but I was out for about an hour.

This is one of the reasons why Darlington is good for cycling; you can be out in the countryside and away from roads very quickly. I put up two pheasants, was examined by some curious cows and rode through a field of sheep. All just 15 minutes from my front door.

Of course, there are loads of reasons why Darlington is bad for cycling - the busy roads, clingy clay, poor drainage and lack of good trails - but today, with a blue sky and slight breeze, it was good.
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