April Fool’s Day saw me over in Dunfermline with John, Susan and Fiona Walker for the Dunfermline Sportive. There was something of a ground frost when we started out but the day got progressively warmer and not just because of Cleish Hill. The route was 45miles of the Fife countryside with a nice mix of flat stretches and hills. And a bloody great mountain too, or so it seemed. Cleish Hill is a big ‘un but definitely cycleable. I just wish it had appeared at the beginning of the ride instead of the end. I will go back one day and try it again but I must admit to having done a wee bit of pushing up the early stretch of it. I allowed myself to use the “recovering from surgery” excuse too. Shameless.