4 members set out despite the heavy rain.
Leaving the Rising Sun the group rapidly divided into 2 pairs-the experienced and the not so experienced mountain bikers-the meet leader falling into the latter category!
The difference showed as we set out down the Lady Canning Plantation bike ride-but all 4 completed the run with the thrills ,but thankfully,no spills.
The rain then stopped to be replaced by a stiff breeze and misty conditions which hampered our progress over Houndkirk.
Descending below Blackamoor with the meet leader producing the only fall of the night,we all managed the ford and sped on to the final stages through the ,by now,rather gloomy Ecclesall Woods where we did our best to follow the Bridleways ( with one slight deviation) back to the clubroom.
The run was successfully completed without switching on lights and a good time was had by all.