So this morning I mentioned that there was some “play” in my rear suspension – I hadn’t really investigated close-up and thought I probably just needed a bush (or few) replacing. Well it turns out it was a loose bolt – a very loose bolt! (shown below). When I washed my bike after the ride I realised that it wasn’t engaged with any of the thread and was literally hanging out – if it had fallen right out my rear suspension would have totally collapsed!
Lesson learned: Always properly check your bike!