Sunday 2 December Appetite Improver Tide to Compton and then Runcton for Christmas Lunch

Three of us started out at 8.45 on the Appetite Improvement Ride from Chichester Cross: myself (Bob), Michael and Sam, on a mild but dreary and drizzly day.

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We took the usual route down the Centurion Way to West Stoke, Funtingdon and Compton making good time despite a stiffish wind.  At Compton we had coffee, restraining ourselves from cake etc due to the impending Christmas Dinner. The weather had improved a tad during coffee break and afterwards Sam took us to look at what he said is a Lost Village, by turning left after Compton up towards Telegraph Hill and East Marden. The village hid itself behind a hedge, unsportingly. I took a selfie of us as we stopped to not look at the Lost Village (Lost Village not included in the photo):

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After East Marden we returned through Stoughton and Walderton and back through Woodmancote to Chichester, where we took the canal path to Hunston and thence to the Walnut Tree pub for the festive lunch. Mileage from the Cross was just shy of 31 miles.

At the lunch there were 17 in all with the extras coming direct by bike or car. All enjoyed the lunch with generous portions and good food.

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Photos on the Ride by Bob and at the lunch by Michael and Edwin

Bob Birtwell

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