02. February 2023

FGCC rides in February 2023

Saturday4th February 08.00 post NGN ride

AM JR PT RK RT TB TK and ZA

Following the excesses of Not Gala Night the previous evening, eight Gentlemen  gathered at OPG for the morning ride, MA and TB arriving by bike, and PT arriving in fancy dress, having neglected to pack a riding jacket.  Resplendent in a duffel coat, PT completed the ride in the guise of Michael Foot.  Fortunately no Gentleman photographed this regrettable incident.
To provide a relatively pain-free ride, a road route to Ferring Country park, taking in the art deco delights of the Ilex Way, was proposed and the peleton departed along the new cycle superhighway to Findon Valley, and on to the seafront.
ZA tarried at the Country park due to an encounter with his “favourite” daughter and her brood, while AM set off in search of more miles.  ZA route is in red, the main peleton in blue.
The return leg took the remaining six of the peleton up Hangleton Lane over Highdown, but during this part of the journey MA’s ebike decided to self-identify as a single speed machine, selecting a high ratio incompatible with the final ascent to the summit.  MA thus departed to the east for home.
Now down to five, the peleton climbed over Highdown and crossed under the A27, rejoining it to the foot of Holt lane.  Climbing Holt lane we continued to Church Hill and down to the village. Strava records 17.9 miles for MA, 15.8 for the main peleton (OPG to OPG) with 734 feet climbed.
A later report from AM informed us that he returned through Ferring, Goring, West Worthing and Findon Valley. A paltry 16 miles in total but it took him to 103 for the week topped up by a quick 22 yesterday to make his weeks total 125.
TAMITS: Michael Foot fashionista award for wearing a duffel coat on a ride.

Saturday 11th February 08.00am Trek n Brek AM

 

Saturday 18th February 08.00am training ride

 

Saturday 25th February 08.00am training ride

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