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PostPosted: Sun Jul 15, 2018 9:11 pm 
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Hi folks,

Firstly, apologies for link to photos, but it seems the only way I can attach them. :facepalm: :oops:

So the day dawned bootiful! And I got there to find Godders waiting for me with old faithful 'Dale, shortly followed by GRD and his upmarket Fat Chance Shock-a-Billy! Wow! Not seen this before I don't think, there was a lot to take in!

So off we went, up a long road climb, to Truleigh hill. A seemingly endless drag up to the South Downs Way. Worth it for the off road downhill though. Or so I think.
After which, a small up and over Lower Beeding, and into Steyning for 11ses. Some - cough - toast for me, with a cuppa, and similar refreshments for the other lads.

A hidden gem this café, one of the other cafés was heaving, plenty of free tables here though 8)

After which, we had a long steady off road climb, back up to the top of the downs.
Thankfully, despite the length of the climb, it was in the shade so I wasn't in too much trouble! :lol: :lol:
After a couple of photos, it was time to ride on to the SDW, heading west, and Chanctonbury Ring. Dropped down to Washington village, showing the lads a couple of new downhills on the way. Over The A24 we went, and thanks to the organizer :facepalm: went the wrong way! :oops:
Thankfully, we ended up at the bottom of a climb I'd intended to go up. Just not the way I'd intended!
Even more thankfully - for me - there was another café I'd forgotten about, at the bottom of the climb, at Sullington. I think the intended lunch stop would have stretched us all out a bit too much, to be honest.
It was nice and cool in the barn, and tea/cake/Coke was very welcome.

We still went up the climb, a bit steep to start, but spirits had been lifted with the stop. Then we started heading back east, via a nice bit of single track, to one of the water stops on the SDW. Welcome top up with cold water, we carried on - my phone had packed up by this stage, so no photos - towards Cissbury Ring. What followed was a lot of nice, fast and very welcome downhill sections. 8)
Then to finish off, we rode the bridleways around the back of Lancing college, and to where we met in Shoreham.

I think we all enjoyed the ride. It was good to catch up with you both, thanks for coming. :wink:
Hope to see you at the next ride we organize 8)


Last edited by Mike Muz on Sun Jul 15, 2018 9:44 pm, edited 2 times in total.

PostPosted: Sun Jul 15, 2018 9:27 pm 
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Great photos, looks like a really hot day. :)

PostPosted: Sun Jul 15, 2018 10:16 pm 
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Sweeeeeeeet, looks like you’ve all had a belter of a ride

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PostPosted: Mon Jul 16, 2018 10:23 pm 
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Brill day out Mike :) I think we all did well considering the heat ! Even with the relaxed pace we were still out for six hours !!! Minus probably three spent in cafes/talking/looking at the views :) great to catch up with Matthew as well, must be at least two years since I saw him last ! As always a great route ( even with the mistakes ) ;) cheers Mike and Matthew for a top day on the Sussex downs :)


PostPosted: Mon Jul 16, 2018 10:29 pm 
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Looks to have been a cracking day out

Just hope the long awaited but never ridden LGF Gates ride delivers such fine and dusty riding this weekend

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PostPosted: Mon Jul 23, 2018 6:36 am 
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Good stuff chaps!

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