Bognor/Chichester CTC Club Ride Notes
Sunday, 4 June 2006
4 June 2006 Awayday Ride starting at Petersfield
After a cold and wet May our first June ride was late Spring at its very best - clear blue skies and warm sunshine all day. The countryside was all very lush and green. We met very little traffic along the maze of narrow lanes.

Avryl (leader),Alan, Liz, Jan, Christine, Harvey, Bruce, Adrian, Joined by Phil,(leader) Mary, Chris, Gill and Clive, who started the ride from Chichester and joined us at the station car park.

It was a circular route from Petersfield, going west towards Ramsdean, turning south to go up Hyden Hill where we had a welcome stop at the Sustainability Centre.

We had lovely views going along the ridge at Teg Down and then south west to Westend Down. Most of the ride was then downhill heading due south until we reached The Horse and Groom at Ripley where we stopped for lunch.

In the afternoon we headed east going through Denmead, to Denmead Mill, Hinton Daubney,Hinton Manor to Clanfield We then had a long slow uphill climb to Butser Hill where we walked to the top to enjoy the views. Our reward for the climb was a whizz down Harvester Lane to the tea stop at a barn where some of us sampled their delicious cream teas.

We returned to Petersfield where the six riders from the Chichester start continued on their way

We clocked up 33mls. and all felt a little more weary than the mileage depicts!

Avryl


remote Posted by Ride Leader at 12:01 AM BST
Updated: Friday, 9 June 2006 12:44 PM BST

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