Seventeen riders turned up for the new start point at Godstone Green,taking the path alongside Bay Pond and heading East we turned up the hill at Godstone Church to cross the A25 going north up the hill over the motorway where we turned right onto the bridleway for a steep climb towards Woldingham ridge,at the top of the hill its all downhill on the North Downs Way (complete with speed humps) to Flower Lane where a sharp left turn takes us to the top of the ridge.
Last Sunday at Goodwood motor racing circuit we saw the culmination of our training efforts realised as six of us Redhill Cycling Club members competed, pretty successfully, in the Duathlon, organised and run (very efficiently) by Portsmouth Triathletes Club.
A field of 120 contested the event that, thankfully, was held in warm and dry conditions, in contrast to the forecasts which had regular showers due for the area.
Seven of us gathered at the Angel. I offered a choice of rides; either an 85 mile round trip to Seale or a shorter ride to Wisborough Green. The overwhelming majority was for the shorter trip.
We rode at a leisurely pace in the April sunshine, stopping for Billy to repair a flat. The route took us to Cranleigh via Forest Green, Dunsfold, Plaistow, Kirdford to Wisborough Green. Frank turned off fairly early so just six of us arrived at the tea shop. The average speed on the way out was about 23 kmph.