Thursday, 21 April 2016
We arrived in Derby with time to find a campsite by the river in the free-camping park . Compared with our other campsites this felt really busy. Every man and his 3 bikes were there camping - and there we lots of kids. We found a spot by the river and it was ok, but not our favourite spot of the trip.
There was still time to go for a(another!) ride before dinner - so we went to the trail head and checked out the choices - there was a perfect looking easy 5k loop we could do so we gave ourselves an hour and headed off. It was fantastic - challenging for Jett but he managed most of it and had a great time - some of the climbs got a bit much for him on his heavy little bike but he did really well and coped wiht the bumpy rocky parts and the twisty turns and river crossings - it was a perfect not-too-easy easy loop ! Every time I ride in Derby I wish I had another day or two to explore the rest of it - we only rode a fraction of what’s available.