Bognor/Chichester CTC Club Ride Notes
Sunday, 3 September 2006
Sunday 3rd September. Arun Crossings Ride.

This DA Event was our Sections second of the year ably organised and led by Colin. I joined Colin at the start at Pulborough Station with Avryll and Gill. Alan and Liz and Nicola did part of the route generally in the opposite direction. Gill rode on road but joined us for part of the route in the afternoon.

4 members from Arun Adur and 2 from Horsham joined us.

Weather started dismal and drizzly but soon dried up with bright sunshine by the afternoon with temperatures up to 23C.

Colin led us on a very good route with many rough tracks and lanes many of which were new to us. Despite the area being well known to us by road the tracks added a new dimension and many of us had no idea where we were most of the time. The ride took last years route but in the opposite direction and with the addition of some tracks we had not tried before. We completed 12 crossings of the River Arun during the day.

We headed for Penelopes at Wisborough Green for 11s but that was closed for redecoration so we diverted to Fishers Farm nearby. Soon after elevenses Dave Fox had a fall from his bike and very adroitly scrambled clear of an approaching car. He was none the worse apart from minor cuts. We continued on many more tracks to stop at the Haven for Lunch. We were joined there by a large group from Horsham Section who came direct by road.

Tea was taken at Fishers Farm and then a convoluted route back to Pulborough.

I didn't have a Bike Computer but the route mileage was approx. 30 miles.

Edwin


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