The second instalment of the 2018 RCC Summer Time Trial series down at Horne saw numbers back up to respectable levels with a total of 13 riders pinning numbers on for the three laps around Horne. Among them it was great to see one of RCC's favourite 'old boys', Barry Gerhold who has been away for a few years doing ultra distance running.
Ride through the country lanes to the Craft Centre at Seale. Please note the start at Woodhatch Park.
I had guarunteed blubells on the ride. Spithandle Lane, just south of Ashurst, did not disappoint. We kept stopping to take a better picture. I wished that I could capture the overpowering to scent with them (I hear Google is working on this!). We then rode up to Ashington where we stopped at a new tea stop, The Jungle Tea Rooms. The garden centre there has a fantastic range of tropical plants, highly appropriate in view of the hot weather. Delightful cafe but with limted room, fortunately there werre only four of us. We then rode back via Barns Green and Rowhook.
Gwyn will be leading out this weeks intermediate ride on Saturday 12th May. Starting from Bletchingley Village Hall heading towards Happy Valley and Farthing Downs. Needles to say he will find cake!
Bletchingley Village Hall Car Park
Bletchingley, Redhill RH1 4PA
Away day trip a social ride of 100 miles from Leigh Kent to Whitstable for fish chips & beer on the beach
G3 paced ride leaving TN11 8RQ at 9.30 also a flat 65 to headcorn at G2 pace leaving at the same time
We should all get back about the same time
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Not the usual Sunday Steady length but there is a longer ride on Bank Hol Monday. This will probably be nearer 48 miles Drome to Drome via the Milk Churn at Rudgwick, Back by 1:30 latest. Pace will be G3+ around 15.5mph with Adrian leading...