This is the ride that was cancelled in early February because of the threat of snow, so it is short and hopefully sweet.
We will wander west from Worthing central station through quiet residential streets. Those who are interested in such things can admire the progressive changes in domestic architecture, which reveal the development of the town over the last 100 years or so. But the time line seems to reverse as we leave Worthing proper, and then it loses all rhyme and reason.
We finally reach the end of the suburban sprawl at Ferring. Here we will take a footpath along Ferring Rife and either have a tootle round Kingston Gorse to see where the 1% lives or stop for coffee at the Bluebird café, or possibly both depending on time and weather.
The ride back to central Worthing will be along the seafront, including the now legal cycle path on the promenade from West Worthing to the pier. Lunch will be at the Denton by the pier. Then a short ride through the town centre to the station for those whose choice is the train home. Keenies can carry on cycling along the coast through Shoreham and Hove to Brighton.
Meet: Worthing central station (south side) at 10:15am.
Getting there: 9:50 train from Brighton (9:54 from Hove). Worthing station car park is in Southcourt Road, on the north side of the line and the fee on Sunday is £1.
Distance: About 15 miles, plus an optional 12 or so from Worthing to Brighton.
Off road: Mainly on quiet, suburban roads and cycle paths with short sections of bridleway and footpath. There is also a short walk along the beach if we include Kingston Gorse.
Catering: Possible morning coffee stop en route. Lunch at the Denton by Worthing Pier.
Getting home: Direct trains to Brighton leave Worthing at 09 minutes past the hour; an alternative is the 41 minutes past the hour, which involves a change at Hove.
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