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With springtime officially sprung and a day of sunny weather forecast, it is decided that Monday 1st April will be the day to celebrate with a big, dry and dusty riding adventure. We are starting from the beautiful and extensive Richmond Park in London and riding all the way down to the buzz of bustling Brighton. It’s a route I know well, but always delivers in its variety of terrain, from twisty bits of singletrack to lush canal paths to open tracks across the South Downs, with plenty of great views thrown in for good measure.

Joining myself on the ride today is Toby Powell, who is also lucky not to have a proper job and able to pop out for a ride at the slightest sniff of good weather. Behind the lens is Matt Pitts, a friend and photographer who can drop tools and go on a ride all in the name of work.

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