Been ill for a couple of weeks with a chest infection, finally it's cleared up, but was a challenge to drag myself out and go for a ride. Glad I did, went down to Donnington Castle near Newbury for a look around. 40 miles was't what I really had in mind after no proper rides for so long ... but I just couldn't get motivated to go out and ride if I was staying local and there wasn't something new/interesting to see. Mixed trails but mostly dry with a few muddy bits and puddles thrown in to mix it up. Glad I took my mudguard, not for the mud, but the huge cow turds!! Had a real treat as I arrived home, one really awesome sunset!! Think next week I might drive down to Donnington Castle then head out from there for a good explore up around Snelmore.