Mid-weeker no. 2 – Tuesday 11 May
A sunny Tuesday morning (11 May) and seven riders left Hassocks station at 10:30am: Jenny, Joyce, Leon (in the lead), Mark, Richard, Rob and Roger. We headed west through Hurstpierpoint and Parsons Green to the Fountain Inn at Ashhurst. After enjoying a relaxed early lunch in the garden, we continued through Steyning and Shoreham for a final wind-assisted high-speed dash along the coast to Brighton, with a stop for tea and cakes at Carat’s Café.
It was a 27-mile ride at an average speed of just over 10 mph; several people added miles at either end. There were a few ups and downs but the only serious climb was at Botolphs, with Jenny first over the top. Some of us were training for challenges such as London to Paris (Mark), the Loire Valley (Joyce), and London to Brighton overnight (Jenny). Others just came along for the ride.
And very enjoyable it was – many thanks Leon!