Did a wee ride from home today (S. Sheffield), and whilst it was very picturesque, the ground conditions were absolutely shocking - refrozen snow, on top of ice, on top of melt water, on top of mud.
Descending was fun in a sketchy kinda way, but getting back up to the top again was horrendous. Just SO slippy (flat pedal shoes are worse than useless on ice!)
Anyway. Want to get out again tomorrow and I'm wondering if the conditions in the High Peak are as poor, or if it's actually been cold enough to freeze the ground properly, and/or has real snow, not just semi melted, refrozen slush.