Sunday 28 October 2018:
Glynde to Berwick via Ripe, Laughton, Chiddingly and Muddles Green
*** Please email Graham if you are coming (see below) ***
This ride welcomes all those clarionistas who remembered to put their alarm clocks back 1 hour on the Saturday.
Also please remember that sunset is at 16:42 so make sure that you have working cycle lights. We will need to keep to schedule to make the 15:55 train back in daylight.
This is a delightful and easy 18 mile ride down some lovely quite and largely flat lanes and byways which should provide some amazing autumn colours. I believe the last version of the ride was done by Sue in Nov 2011
From Glynde station we will make our way to Middle Farm, following the cycle path on the north side of the A27 for coffee at the café there.
Then from the farm car park we follow a quite lane north east to Ripe where we turn left towards Laughton via church lane. Turning right onto the Lewes Road at Laughton we pass the Roebuck inn and then turn left onto a track leading into Laughton common wood and then Vert wood (This track is wide and flat with a better surface than much of the downslink).
Emerging a mile and a half later we cross the A22 and curve round to Chiddingly and our lunch stop at the Six Bells pub. This pub has lots of atmosphere and could well have a Jazz band playing depending on what time we arrive.
After lunch we go the short distance to Muddles green where we will call in at Farleys House and Gallery where there is an exhibition on of unseen images from the Lee Miller Archives and The Penrose Collection.
Then we cross the A22 again and follow a long straight byway-lane-byway for 3 miles ending to the east of Chalvington. From there it is a short spin to Berwick station.
Length: 18 miles and largely flat including about 3 miles on byways.
Duration: 6 hours including stops
Meet: at Brighton station at 9:40 to catch the 10:05 train to Glynde (Buy a return ticket to Berwick) Start: We will start the ride at 10:30 at Glynde station for anyone arriving by car.
Return: from Berwick at 15:55 (last train in daylight)
Warning : on the 28th there are no London bound trains and as a consequence Southern have lengthened the Glynde train to 8 carriages which is too long for the platform. Please check the signs and only get on I think the front four Carriages.
To help me book lunch please email me if you are coming.