15 riders came for today’s ride on a dry but blowy day with Steve and Carol leading. We split the group into 2 with Steve leading the first 8 followed by a gap with Mike leading the second group of 7 with Carol as the back marker. As usual Steve and Carol had their radios with them to keep in touch from the front to the back making sure all was OK.
We made our way to the new A259 cycle path turning left at Comet Corner into Yapton. Heading out of Yapton on Northend Road, we turned left in Lake Lane and picked up the cycle path to Walberton where we stopped for a photo.
Heading towards Fontwell we took the underpass to avoid busy A27 turning left then right into Slindon Bottom Road. End of the road turned right into climb reaching Slindon college where we stopped to assemble. From here all down hill to our destination The Forge for Sandwiches, Massive sausage rolls, hot drinks and large portion of cakes. All but 4 sat outside where we took a vote on route back. Majority wanted quick, no hill ride back.
Carol led the first group towards A27 followed by Mike with the second group and Steve as the back marker. We all crossed a very quiet A27 heading towards Walberton village turning right at the roundabout towards Yapton. Through Yapton and onto Comet Corner where we regrouped.
From here we went back to Bognor Library with riders peeling off on the way.
Total mileage 23 miles
Steve and Carol Woods