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Bognor/Chichester CTC Club Ride Notes
Sunday, 18 September 2005
Sunday 18 September. Riding to the start on Chichester Canal Towpath.Pictures below by Edwin. Ride report by Lynn to follow.



remote Posted by Ride Leader at 6:55 PM BST
Updated: Sunday, 18 September 2005 7:17 PM BST
Sunday 18 September. All hands to the Wheel. Mending Mike`s Puncture



remote Posted by Ride Leader at 6:53 PM BST
Sunday 18 September. Leaving Rowlands Castle



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Sunday, 11 September 2005
Sunday 11 September. The Forresters, Kirdford, Chichester Start.
Edwin led this ride on behalf of Phil who was away and was joined by Avryl and Adrian.

Weather was overcast but dry and cooler than of late at about 18C.

The route took in the climb up to Pillygreen and then along the ridge and down on the main road to Upwaltham. After a swoop down Duncton Hill the riders took a sharp right at the bottom and then lanes to Petworth for elevenses at Tiffins. The group joined Arun Adur members being Dave Galle, Richard Boulton, John Maxim and John Wickens.

Arun Adur left to do a longer loop to the pub and just as we were leaving the Walberton Pond group of Harvey, Gill and Colin arrived.

We continued on a direct route via Ball Cross arriving soon after opening and getting established in the rear garden. We were soon joined by Arun Adur, the Walberton group and Alan, Liz, Eric, Mike and Chris who came direct.

In the afternoon we headed down to Wiggonholt via Wisborough Green and the track eventually coming out at Broomers Hill. We met up with Arun Adur again at Wiggonholt. Avryl gained a puncture just as we left Wiggonholt which was quickly fixed by Colin.

Return was via Amberley and Houghton Hill

Edwin

Posted by Ride Leader at 9:44 PM BST
Sunday 11 September. The Forresters, Kirdford, Walberton Start.
Harvey led the ride and was joined by Gill and Colin.

Weather was overcast but dry and cooler than of late at about 18C.

The route took in Madehurst, Houghton and then across to Bury, Bignor and lanes to Petworth for elevenses at Tiffins. The group arrived just as the Chichester group of Edwin, Adrian and Avryl were leaving. After elevenses the group continued via Balls Cross to Kirdford joining up with the Chichester group and Arun Adur at the Pub. The groups combined after lunch, see the Chichester group writeup.

Edwin for Harvey

Posted by Ride Leader at 9:43 PM BST
Sunday 11 September. Lunch at the Forresters



remote Posted by Ride Leader at 9:37 PM BST
Saturday, 10 September 2005
Saturday Ride September 10th Chichester Yacht Basin
It was a fine afternoon with the sun breaking through in the latter part. Eight people set out from Chichester library and pedalled our way via Appuldram towards the Marina. It was high tide and the lock gates were open and so we watched boats making their way out until the gate was closed to enable us to cross over. We did a short trip round Birdham Pool before stopping for tea at the Yacht Basin where we were joined by Edwin.

Edwin, Alan, Liz, Avryl, Roger, Julian, Bruno, Janet and Kath all sat round a large table enjoying the warm weather and much chatter before making our way back to Chichester.

Leader Kath Carr




remote Posted by Ride Leader at 6:34 PM BST
Updated: Saturday, 10 September 2005 8:53 PM BST
Saturay IO Septenber. Tea at Chichester Yacht Basin



remote Posted by Ride Leader at 12:01 AM BST
Updated: Sunday, 11 September 2005 9:41 PM BST
Sunday, 4 September 2005
Arun Crossings Ride, Pulborough Station Start. DA Event.
Colin led this ride with some people riding to the start, some coming by train and some by car. I (Edwin) am writing this report on behalf of Colin. I had dusted off (literally) my Mountain Bike after several years lack of use and took the train up from Bognor.

Gathered at the station from Bognor/Chichester there was myself, Colin, Chris, Richard Carlisle, Nicola and Tom. From Arun/Adur there was Dave Galle, Dave Fox, John Wickens, Richard Boulton and Barry. We were also joined by Bob from Billingshurst not a member of a Section who had heard about the Ride.

Weather was hot and sunny reaching 26c. We took lanes north from Pulborough Station up Codmore Hill and then on a track making our first crossing of the Arun at Patlingham Quay Farm. Then more tracks coming out on the Cold Harbour road between Fittleworth and Wisborough Green. We were grateful to turn right avoiding the big climb little knowing that Colin had it stored up for the afternoon.

Our taste of Tarmac was short lived as we soon turned right off the road onto the Wey South Path taking us via another Arun Crossing to Lee Place and north on the track to Wisborough Green with another Arun crossing. On route we met Alan and Liz who were making their own way and joined us for Coffee at Penelopes Cafe, Wisborough Green.

We continued north on more lanes and tracks to our lunch stop at the Haven. Here we met 7 riders from Horsham Section including Roger Nash celebrating 10 years to the day since he joined the Horsham Section. We also met our Walberton Pond group and John Maxim, Brian, Sue and Graham who had arrived on lightweight road bikes which were not going anywhere near any rough tracks.

We continued with the ride heading south on the lane turning off onto a track at Oakhurst to cross the Arun and come out at Newpound Common and a few hundred yards of Tarmac before heading east on another track via Paplands Farm and over the Arun again and back to the lane and down to Newbridge and on to Wisborough Green for tea. We met Alan, Liz, Tom, Barry and Ernie who were making their own way.

We headed south on the usual track from Wisborough Green but then took a bridlepath west. Here we encountered our first muddy patch. This was luckily quite short and in contrast with the rest of the day which had been dry and hard packed.

We came out on the Coldharbour lane and this time had the steep climb of 15% plus where I engaged my emergency Shimano Super Low Megarange 34 tooth rear cog.

We descended part way but then took a track across to Stopham Bridge and down to the old bridge over the Arun at the White Hart. For completeness we also did the main road bridge and then back over the old bridge and on to Pulborough Station.

Mileage from and back to Pulborough was 28.5. Well done to Colin for an excellent route much of which was totally new to many in the group including myself. We would plan to repeat the ride as a DA Event at the same time next year.

If you want to ride some or all of the route Colins route sheet is now on the DA Website, follow the link below

Route sheet link

Edwin for Colin

Posted by Ride Leader at 10:38 PM BST
Updated: Wednesday, 7 September 2005 8:32 PM BST
Patlingham Quay Farm North of Pulborough



remote Posted by Ride Leader at 10:31 PM BST
Updated: Sunday, 4 September 2005 10:47 PM BST
Wey South Path south of Wisborough Green



remote Posted by Ride Leader at 10:30 PM BST
At The Haven



remote Posted by Ride Leader at 10:28 PM BST
Colin Crossing the Arun



remote Posted by Ride Leader at 10:27 PM BST
Nearly finished at Stopham Bridge



remote Posted by Ride Leader at 10:26 PM BST
Sunday 4 September, Walberton Pond start, The Blue Ship, The Haven.
This ride was nominate Leader on the day and Harvey volunteered and was joined by Gill and Ann. Weather was hot and sunny with temperatures up to 26c.

Route taken was via Madehurst, Houghton and Amberley to stop for elevenses at Wiggonholt. The group continued via West Chiltington and Adversane to stop for lunch at The Haven and meeting up with riders on the Arun Crossings Ride and from Horsham.

The group returned via Wiggonholt and Houghton.

Edwin for Harvey

Posted by Ride Leader at 10:22 PM BST

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