Bognor/Chichester CTC Club Ride Notes
Sunday, 30 April 2006
Sunday 30 April. Round the Island Ride

Weather for today started bright and sunny but soon clouded over and was fairly chilly at 14C.

8 of us started off from our Hotel in Ventnor and we rode west along the clifftop road to the control point at Whitwell where we started the Round the Island Randonee.

The group fragmented a little as we followed the well signposted route each at our own pace. John was off the front chased by Sam. We regrouped at Yarmouth for elevenses with substantial amounts of food piled high for an expected 1000 plus horde of hungry cyclists over the day. We started at the nearest control point to Yarmouth so got to the food first.

We stopped at a cafe in Cowes for lunch where we again all regrouped. Then on over the chain ferry filled with cyclists and lanes across to Bembridge for tea at the control point.

I took it easy for the last section back to Whitwell staying with the 2 Richards. Sam was still trying to keep up with John and sorely regretting it.

The round the Island route was 66 miles with 3800ft of climbing. Our total distance for the day was 72.4 miles.

Edwin


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