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Bognor/Chichester CTC Club Ride Notes
Sunday, 17 December 2006
Sunday 17 December. Tinsel Ride to East Ashling.

 

I led this ride and I was joined at the Cross by Mike, Richard, Sam, Christine and Avryl. We had a total of 13 out during the day with Alan and Liz, Dave and Jan, Harvey, Adrian and Keith Dodman joining  us at the Pub.

 

Weather was beautiful with crisp clear blue skies all day, light winds and temperatures up to about 9C.

 

We headed out on Clay lane and the South Coast Cycle Route west to Stansted Garden Centre Cafe for elevenses. We met here a group out from Bognor CC, a Time Trialling Race Club I belong to who were on their morning Club Ride.

 

Richard went back early and the rest of us headed for lunch at East Ashling via Racton and Funtington. As we climbed the hill from Racton 2 Santa Clauses on Tricycles came down the hill, honest! Later another 3 came towards us but I couldn’t get the Camera out in time. From the top of the hill we could see a big group, maybe 20, red coated cyclists heading up the valley in the Compton direction, all were on wheels not sleighs!

 

We headed on towards West Stoke and then down to East Ashling and the Horse and Groom for lunch. Adrian and Harvey were already there and the rest trickled in over time. Harvey was awarded the prize of a set of bike lights for the best decorated bike. For tea we all headed over to Hillier’s near Bosham via West Ashling, probably less than 3 miles and well up on Wednesday ride standards. They did have lots of Apple Pie left which was the main objective.

 

After tea we headed back to Chichester and then home by various routes. For me 39 miles for the day.

 

Edwin


Posted by Ride Leader at 4:46 PM GMT

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