Ludlow is not much more than an hour drive from home so we didn't need overnight accommodation, and as we needed to be there for 8:30am signing on we left home at 6:00am in full darkness. It was a very cold clear morning so we drove up under twinkling stars with the top down and it felt fantastic. My previous work to improve the lighting with halogen headlights and driving lamps proved to be a great success and with no traffic we really enjoyed the journey.
The route took us over Clee Hill, the Long Mynd and the Stiperstones with beautiful views and some quite tricky lanes. Apparently we had used many of those same lanes on road rallies back in the 1970's but they seemed a lot different on a nice Sunday in daylight.
|Typical scenery. (Photo by Chris Huish)|
Back at the finish in Ludlow they laid on a meal for us and we were presented with our finishers award - two bottles of special Ludlow Brewing beer. Nice end to a great day out.