Bognor/Chichester CTC Club Ride Notes
Sunday, 3 July 2005
Sunday 3rd July. A Sunday Ride in Jersey.
Today was part of a 5 day trip where I joined Jeff and Beatrice Lander exploring the Channel Island of Jersey.

Weather was warm and Sunny about 22c. We were staying at the new YHA at Gorey on the east coast. The YHA had converted the premises previously used for the filming of Bergarac's Offices. The premises are also close to the famous Mount Orgueil Castle dominating Gorey Harbour.

Our ride today was across to the far SW corner. We first headed across to St Hellier on the Southern coast taking one of 7 signed cycle routes which criss cross the Island. The main roads can be busy but there is a great network of minor roads. Many of these are the Islands "Green Lanes". These are very narrow, often only just a cars width and with a speed limit of 15mph. As a result very few cars use them.

Our first stop of the day was to visit Elizabeth Castle built on a rock in the bay off St Hellier and only accessible 2 hours either side of low tide by walking along a causeway.




The Causeway to Elizabeth Castle


We continued the ride on the cyclepath along the prom around the bay to stop for Lunch at St Aubins. In the afternoon we took in the views from the Portelet Peninsular with German Gun emplacements. Then on to the far SW corner and a tea stop at Corbiere Point overlooking the lighthouse.




Cycling the St Hellier Prom cyclepath

We returned to St Hellier via a Cyclepath on an old railway path and then headed inland and back on more signed cycle routes on lanes.

Edwin


remote Posted by Ride Leader at 12:01 AM BST
Updated: Tuesday, 12 July 2005 11:16 AM BST

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