Sunday 5 September Churches Ride

It was a perfect blue sky day for the ride today. Bognor had the highest temperature for the local southern area at 26C. It made it more surprising that only 9 turned out from 3 Clubs. None attended from Arun Adur and there were 4 from Horsham Crawley. 5 were from Bognor Chichester. There were Harvey, Alan and Bob Birtwell and Bob and Gill Marshall plus myself as organiser. We met at Chichester Canal Basin Café.

A summary of the route with Churches was West Stoke, Compton, Idsworth, Rowlands Castle, Westbourne. Chidham, Bosham, Fishbourne, Birdham, Sidlesham and Merston.  Sidlesham Church is shown in the picture below taken earlier.

 Horsham Crawley did part of the abbreviated short route. Harvey, Alan and Bob did most of the long route and Bob and Gill Marshall won the event by doing all of the long route.

By virtue of not being sure of when everyone would get back I did my own short ride for elevenses to a new Café at Birdham Pool and then back to Chichester for a picnic lunch before returning to the finish at Chichester Canal Basin.

This was the last DA Event of the year. For the full year Horsham Crawley were the winners and Bob Moore of Horsham Crawley was the best individual by taking part in all 3 events. See the full results at


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