June 27th Evening Ride to the George at Eartham

Our summer evening cycling schedule continued with a ride to the George at Eartham on a sunny but blustery evening. I as leader was joined by Carol & Steve, David, Lisa and newbie Tessa. I decided to take a fairly direct route, hopefully minimizing our exposure to the strong north easterly breeze. So it was out to the Bognor relief road, down a very dry but bumpy Barnham cycle track, onto the Walberton cyclepath before using the A27 underpass. It was then rolling up and down roads to the pub. At this stage Tessa was wondering if she had made the right choice of destination for her first Thursday evening ride!

By now the evening air was cooling fast but it was just about ok to sit outside in the beer garden and enjoy a refreshing drink.

Earham Sized

The return journey was as promised, as mostly downhill affair via very quiet roads past Mount Noddy and Aldingbourne, crossing a deserted A27 before going our separate ways at Eastergate memorial.

Apparently a lot of people were watching the England ladies football on TV!

A very pleasant evening ride and well done to Tessa for coping with her first hills!

Total return mileage would have been 19 miles

 

Russell

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