|Somehow I imagine myself looking somewhat more stylish, and svelte, than this...|
Once I'm onto the main roads it's clear and it's just the -5C temperature and icy wind to worry about.
And after 10 miles heading westwards, and upwards, I get to the top of the Waseley Hills...
This is my regular 20-mile loop that takes me out of Birmingham towards Hereford & Worcester. Here's the same view in the summer.
It does give you a warm glow, both literally and metaphorically, although the fingers and toes do need a little de-frosting, despite the layers...!