Autumn is one of the South West's best times to be on a bicycle. The sun, the dappled leaves and the dry paths after the summer baking makes it very memorable.
Yes, some people may have memories of a nice September. But if you are a mountain biker, this month's rain lets you test out your skills every day, even on normally boring bike paths. Here is the Lockleaze to UWE path, which two days in a row have had a stream running from the new roads being built to the left of this picture, a stream going over the path at 4-5 inches depth, and then draining into the woods.
This makes it an excellent place to safely practise river crossing techniques