IT’S been a quiet and frustrating time with the freezing and wet weather playing havoc with the fixture list, but it did allow me to get away and go skiing for a few days. There were around 10 of us and, while we’d all rather be riding, it was great fun and there was plenty of good, hard skiing.

The Twiston-Davies brothers set a very high standard when it comes to ability on the slopes, although Josh Moore and Tom Cannon aren’t too far behind, but we’re not competitive – honestly – and it was a chance to have a nice break and enjoy some excellent skiing and scenery, although the conditions were absolutely bitter.