I don’t often ride on consecutive days but I didn’t do a great distance yesterday and I wasn’t going to this evening, so – with the weather looking iffy tomorrow, I decided to see if I could crank out another 30 miles or so. I do want to get the year off to a good start with a decent tally for January, so I can get the remaining monthly totals down a bit. Currently they’re higher than last year.

I set off with no particular plan other than to go roughly west, but I’d decided to do a Twycross Bypasser within half a mile of setting off. So I did.

Quite cold out there, a bit colder than yesterday although I set off later in the day.

Nice view of Mars just above the horizon along Sibson Road, about half an hour after sunset. Very dark by the time I was pedalling along Gibbet Lane. Spotty rain for a few minutes near Shackerstone, but I wasn’t bothered.

Listened mostly to 5 Live, and the reaction to Gareth Bale’s decision to retire.

Back on 32.82 miles.