Almost the second I left it started raining so I headed back for a rain jacket, in fact it looked like light showers, perfect to test the Scott Divider jacket I'm reviewing for STW, light weight and allegedly totally waterproof.
So off I set, aiming to get to Jodrell Bank along a mix of on and off road, just short of 50 miles round trip, I've all day so will be pootling along at a sedate pace.
By the time I got to the river it was throwing it down, cold rain and hail, great.
By the time I got to the Lym end of the TPT I was cold, my legs and hands were soaked, my top half however was warm and dry, the rain just beading on the fabric of the jacket and rolling off, I was surprised at how effective it was.
By the time I got to Tatton Park I was wet, cold and bloody miserable so turned for home.
By the time I got home I was wet, cold, bloody miserable and hungry.... but not wet up top.
So, a soul and bike destroying ride, only positive was the jacket proved to be everything it claimed.