Sunday 23 January 2022 Ride to East Meon

There was again a good turnout on this Ride compared with some recent Rides with 8 out. Sam was the Leader and he was joined at 9.00 at Chichester Cross by Russell, Paul, Bob,  Maureen, Max, Mark Jones and myself (Edwin)

The weather was dry but cloudy and dull starting at 3C and rising to 6C.

We headed out west first along West Street and then picking up Clay Lane and the lanes of the South Coast Cycleroute via Woodmancote and Westbourne.  From Westbourne it was up the Monks Hill before picking up Woodberry Lane across the border into Hampshire and on to Rowlands Castle for elevenses at the Bumblebee Café.

I turned round after elevenses while the rest were continuing via Hambledon to East Meon for lunch.

Sam reports that after Rowlands directions went adrift!! At Gipsy Hill 5 people proceeded via correct route to Forge Café Hambledon.    

 One ended up at Bat & Ball I think  and 2 at East Meon!! Re directions and we all re met at Café in West Meon!!

Today: 55+miles, 2,663’.00 climbing Ave speed:12.2mph

Edwin Jones

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