It had to happen. Went out for a ride with the Brother in Law and after a lovely climb up through Wentwood we decided to descend back down through Chepstow Woods to Shirenewton. Unfortunately the combination of rain overnight and freezing temperatures this morning meant that there was a thin sliver of black ice on the main road we took. Cycling down at a very steady pace I heard my Brother in Law slam into the road as the bike slid from under him. Half in sympathy as I slowed to turn the bike round to go back I too went down. Fortunately I only took a very minor tumble and slid a few feet, the bike being virtually untouched. Unfortunately my Brother in Law took a clunk to the arm and the head and bent his derailleur hanger quite badly. Badly enough to defeat any attempts to get the bike in working order. I had to ride a number of miles to get a phone signal and organise a rescue pick up for him before continuing my way on home.
Luckily he’s fine but it was a scary incident and one I am not keen to repeat!