Posted on Monday 30 August 2010 by Charles Harvey
The embarrassment! For the first time ever I had to drop out of a ride that I was leading. On the Wednesday before the ride I pulled my back when, of all things, I was bending down to check the tyre pressures on my car. An appeal by email to other CTC 1* ride leaders and the CTC committee failed to find another ride leader. So as the anti- inflammatory tablets my doctor had prescribed seemed to be working I decided to go ahead.
I nearly got away with it. I was fine for the seven miles along the Phoenix Way, a Sunstrans route that was once the railway from Princes Risborough to Thame. We had coffee at Thame and looked at the memorial plaque to John Hampden and looked at the town’s fine parish church and the old grammar school where John Hampden was educated. more »