Obviously my first day back in Nottingham after my weekend home means that I'm going to be crazy brave, and decided to take Vallu out for a hack by myself. It went quite well, we only got about ⅓ of the way of our normal route but since we managed to survive heavy traffic, I decided to turn back before it ended badly. Coming back up the big hill, we got overtaken by two cars, followed by a van and then a lorry, then a bike and then finally a motorbike... Fun times!
I think we will stick to hacking out with other people, but it's great to know that we can survive by ourselves. The bridle path will hopefully become dry soon so that we can start hacking out there instead of the village.