FGCC rides in December 2020
Saturday 5th December 08.00am ride
AM, TK, ZA, PT, RT
TAMITS: PT – TM repairing a blasteet by installing a punctured inner tube, and later missing the hole with a repair patch.
ZA – His joy at PT’s double puncture debacle being deflated by forgetting to tighten his quick release on his rear wheel
AM – “Moses” Mead parting the traffic white van man style.
Saturday 12th December 08.00am ride
PT, AM, TK, JR off road and ZA on road
Following brief encounter with this morning’s Peloton + RT at OPG, route taken as follows:
A 24 to Ashington; B2133 Billingshurst Rd to jn with B2139 Coolham Rd – turned L.
Turned R into unclassified lane towards West Chiltington (opposite Picketty Cottages)
Turned L down Sinnocks, becoming Southlands Lane … Smock Alley, bearing L Threal’s Lane
Intended taking Bridleway linking Threal’s Lane to Greenhurst Lane, but it is temporarily closed for repairs, so returned to jn to take
Roundabout Lane, Greenhurst Lane to B 2139; thence Merrywood Lane, Rock Road
and then George’s Lane S to Warren Hill NT car park to meet Margaret, No.2 Son Mark et fam for walk at Sleepy Hollow
Bike in car for return to Cherry Cottage (via Parkfield Farm, to put winter covering on caravan)
and PT reports:
Our dear TV, meanwhile, performed a 13.6 mile and 827 feet circumambulation of Ashington and West Chiltington by road, which brought him to the NT car park at Warren Hill, where his doting family had assembled for a country walk. His route is reported thus:
Of the CWA we have heard nothing more, and hope that he survives both the visual insult of having to look at the Daily Nazi and the attack on his hearing, to emerge unbowed on Tuesday for the BDN ride.
Saturday 17th December 08.00am ride.
PT, ZA, AM, RK, TK, JR.
The peleton assembled in the Square at the appointed hour, with ZA again hampered by the rigorous work ethic of No. 1 son, who has been so diligently engaged in gainful employment as not to have had time to mend the CCTV’s off-road steed. Thus our esteemed Club Chaplain and Team Vicar bestrode his shiny yet thinly-shod road bike, and had to form a peletone for the first part of the ride. The remainder (AM, JR, PT, RK and TK) set off up Church Hill and through Clapham Woods to descend the bridleway via Holt Farm to the A27, encountering much mud en route. Here we were reunited with the CCTV, and penetrated south into Durrington after a brief demonstration of the telephone ejection system built in to ZA’s jacket. The phone had endured its ejection and subsequent recovery without outward signs of trauma.
Saturday 25th December Boxing day ride.
Covid regulations strike again so generally solos rides, though pairs permitted.
A mixture of trails and tarmac. To the SDW via Muntham. To Kithurst and then left down the long downhill to Burpham. Into Arundel and out the other side. Investigated following the river down to LA. Footpath only, crowded with
My Boxing Day ride somewhat paltry by comparison – A280 (Long Furlong) to Patching Junction; A27 E to Jn with Salvington Hill; up and over same descending via Bostal to A24; thence back via Nepcote – 45 mins, 7 or 8 miles I guess. Good to be out, even for only a short ride. Plotaroute total 7.8 miles and 643ft