Sunday 15 September Morning Ride to East Wittering

It was a beautiful clear sunny day today with light winds and temperatures up to 20C. Harvey was the leader with the Report prepared by Edwin with the first picture contribution from Michael. There were just 3 on the ride being Harvey, Michael and Edwin. When we about ready to leave some men from the Rotary Club started setting up by the Cross and Michael persuaded one to take a picture of the group.


Harvey led us out via West Street and across the Railway Cycle Bridge. Then it was Fishbourne Road East before making our way to Appledram Lane to pick up the Salterns Way Cycle Path to Dell Quay Road before picking up the path across the fields to Chichester Yacht basin and an elevenses stop at the Boat House Cafe. We eventually got to enjoy refreshments after the usual long Sunday morning queue..

Then a short way to the Yacht Club and across the canal.


After Birdham Pool and past Birdham Church we headed along a quiet Country Lane to link up with more paths across fields.


After a few more paths we came out at Shipton Green and then headed east to cross the West Wittering main road into Piggery Hall Lane which took us direct to East Wittering. Our scheduled destination was the Boulevard Cafe but that was packed so we diverted to Calamity’s Cafe which is much smaller but far less crowded and served good food with large portions.

Then it was back via Bracklesham and Earnly. Then it was lanes across to Sidlesham to cross the main road by the Anchor Inn along Chalder Lane to later pick up the Route 88 cycle path across a few fields to pick up the lane to Fisher (10 houses)


A short way on at South Mundham we split up as Harvey and Michael headed back via Runcton and Merston and I headed back via Honer Lane to Pagham.

Mileage to and and back to the start would have been about 19. My mileage from home was about 28.


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