04. April 2023
FGCC rides in April 2023
Saturday 1st April Return NW/Downslink ride
JR, PT, CB, MA, TB, ZA, AMAfter a fine but expensive dinner, we emerged rested to brek and depart for home. JR turned back just north of Rowly to retrieve the anglia and bags, and drive to WHQ. ZA followed a road pilgrimage to his old haunts, visiting the church where he was christened and seeing the clock presented to the church by his folks in celebration of the event.
Le peleton went along the riverbank to join the Downslink,
then headed south to the cheese place at Rudgewick, to rv with ZA arriving by road. After much cheese on toast, the peleton decided to go all the way to the coast, while ZA continued his road route home.
Total 47.9 miles and 1,031ft
Saturday 8th April 08.00am ride
CB, TK, TB, ZA
TK writes: Chris , Tommy , Zach and I all left Findon passing over Lancing clump at the Coombes road Zach headed back past Coombes church. TK, TB & CB took brek at Teddies and also took the chance to say hello to the flying chocolatier at the shoreham market .. returned back via Lancing clump this time able to enjoy the views which were initially masked by mist. No TAMITs
Total 14.7 miles and 1,315ft.
Saturday 15th April 08.00 am ride ride
CB, PT, RT.
A four peaks ride, short ride to assist RT to get his cycling legs back as well as to take into account sodden tracks following yet more downpours. Up Cissbury and along the very boggy ruts track from there to top of Stable lane. Ascent into a northerly gusty breeze to Chanctonbury. Down a slippery north face to Washington car park, over the A24 and up to the High Barn, not taking the Flying Brit short cut across the field. Fast drop to Collarbone Alley thanks to having the wind behind and finishing with a slippery drop down Church hill to an excellent brek sandwich at Dee Dee’s.
Total 11.4 miles and 1,174 ft.
Tuesday 18th to Sunday 23rd Long ride in Somerset
summaries awaited from the peloton
PT, ZA, AM, TK, JR, MA, TB,
Day 1 drive to Yeovil and afternoon ride.
14.6 miles and 1,009 ft
Day 2 ride.
34.5 miles and 2,530ft
Day 3 ride
Visit to Fleet Air Arm museum.
Day 4 ride
Day 5 ride
31 miles and 1,973 ft
TAMITS – Team chaplain at (C)Rhymehorn Farm
Sunday 23rd – return to Findon.
Saturday 22nd April 08.00am ride
Solo ride for RT.
Wanted to check the “jumps” downhill route following all the dutch elm disease felling and can report all clear again. Need to check the Lion trail again soon. Also wanted to see how I could manage the off-road section of Truleigh Hill, but sadly got derailed as ever by the ruts on steepest section. Excellent bacon and mushroom sandwich at Teddies and ride along sea front home
23.9 miles and 1,481ft
Saturday 29th April 08.00am ride
KBS, PT, RK, RT + ZA part of ride