Rain at lower levels, sleet and snow on high.

The pedalling tonight may have been a touch on the damp side and rather chillier up high, but hey, It's the time of year to drag out the thermals from their hiding place on top of the wardrobe and own the trails.

29 rather muddy miles tonight without seeing another bike light suggests that the majority are missing out.

Be in with the (possibly quite smug) minority who understand that tracks, trails and quiet lanes know no weather too foul and come out to play on a Tuesday night.

Some gurning, some grinning and lots of slithering over the murkier months will see you emerging like a very hungry caterpillar from a chrysalis next spring with a whole new level of appreciation for dry days.

Pedal now and earn next years trail points in advance.

Flutter on Captain butterfly. Ahhh.