Saturday 3rd August 08.00am ride
In preparation for the Kirsten challenge, this morning’s ride was to be a training ride for TK.
Route was up to Cissbury, round the east side down past the MA Kamikaze memorial and to the Linga Longa for a brek and then return back to Findon.
Saturday 10th August 08.00am ride
PT, JR, RT.
All having time a brek at Arundel was agreed. Route via the tank for an inspection and discussion on PT’s recent tank driving. Down through the field with a leg lashing by the ready-to-harvest corn and to Zach’s gate. ZA will be pleased to learn that the gate has been replaced and fence repaired thus avoiding any future confusion. Through the gallops to brek at the usual location.
Return route via Highdown, with RT parting company for a duty in Worthing, and PT/JR deciding to investigate the tea shop at Clapham before return to Findon – not sure if this happened.
Saturday 17th August 08.00am ride
Reverse 4 peaks. Church Hill, Sullington Hill, A24, Chanctonbury, Langmead, Lychpole Farm, back along the east side of Lychpole Hill, up the goat’s trail on the east side of Cissbury, to the trig point and down to the south and round west side of Cissbury and back down to Findon, stopping to observe to traveller invasion and desecration of Nepcote Green.
Self-congratulations all round for having completed all hills without stopping.
Total around 15 miles?
Saturday 24th August 08.00am ride – the Kirsten challenge? No challenger turned up !
Further down it got worse. A huge jump down a very steep hill had the sign “Fast Eddys drop”. I suddenly felt very relieved that my name wasn’t Eddy
At Mouse Lane I turned left and rode along the road passing under “the Bridge”
Thereafter an uneventful climb up Lama Lane. On my way to the top I could hear the rain increase in intensity and drop size so much as when I emerged out in the open I got completely soaked within minutes. My plan of Chanctonbury was dropped and instead I headed home via Cissbury car park and Findon.
Saturday 31st August 08.00am ride.
A brek at Steyning. Cissbury, over to SDW, and then down towards Wiston, with JR surprisingly wanting to try the downhill track with lots of bumps and turns and jumps! Needless to say we lasted only about two yards before returning to the main track. Brek at Truffles alongside the regular saturday breakfast club there and a return back up Mouse Lane past Wiston and round the North side of Chanctonbury to join the path down to Washington. Across the A24 and the usual route through Windlesham and return home without incident.
Total distance 15miles?