- Just one other, Kane, for today's ride through Oxleas Woods. The rain had
stopped and the wood empty, so we had the place to ourselves.
Deep puddles and plenty of mud made for an interesting ride; slippy uphills
and exhilarating downhills. We paused at Occupation Lane for a view over
London. We could see the meandering ribbon of the Thames as it threads its
way around the Dome, Canary Wharf and the London Eye; also seen were the
Gherkin, the Post Office Tower and even Wembley Stadium.
On the way back Kane flew through the woods, getting airborne on several
occasions and caked in mud at the same time. I went much more tentatively,
picking my way between the newly formed streams and wary of slipping on tree
roots. For me it was a relief to reach the relative safety of the South
A 2 hour Sunday afternoon cycle ride. I must do these more often...