Seven cyclists gathered at Chichester Library, namely Philippa (leading), Maureen, Julian, Rex, Gill & Bob (on their tandem) and Jean (newcomer from Chichester) for a ride to Bosham Walk Cafe. The weather was cloudy and a little chilly but, most importantly, dry.
The group set off and made their way towards West Street and Westgate. Crossing over the roundabout at Westgate, they continued down towards the footbridge over the level crossing, to take them into Fishbourne Road East. The route then continued under the A27 and along the cycle path past Fishbourne Roman Palace and soon emerging onto the A259. A left turn was then taken down Old Park Lane providing much relief from the busy traffic.
At the first t-junction, the group turned left to go down Hoe Lane in a southerly direction. The road then bent round to the west to change into Smugglers Lane and north, changing into Lower Hone Lane. Before too long, the group was greeted with the magnificent view across the water from Shore Road to the village of Bosham, and everyone stopped for a moment whilst Philippa took some photos.
The tide was some way out, so the route continued along Shore Road towards Bosham Quay. Bosham Walk was just a short distance from this point, and the group arrived at the cafe at approximately 2.15 pm.
After tucking into tea and cake, the route back was direct – straight along the A259 cycle path back to Chichester. The time of arrival back in town was approximately 3.30 pm.