My usual Saturday MTB ride became a mudfest at the weekend. We went along the Christmas pie trail, which is kind of sloppy muddy after any rain, so it was very sloppy. Just around Normandy, the bridlepath has been closed because Thames Water are doing something or other to the mains, meaning a longer and even more muddy detour. At Tongham we turned left, up to the Hog’s back, down towards Sands & back via Puttenham Common. Forget spending money on mudpacks etc, just go mountain biking on a wet day!