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PostPosted: Sun Aug 25, 2019 8:57 pm 
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I think this is the largest turn out for one of my road rides to date!

Helped by non forum mates Johnathon on the left, reliable Mick, Tim and Tim's friend Colin, pictured on the right.

ImageIMG_20190825_101413514_HDR by Mike Murray, on Flickr

So from Shoreham, off we trundled, heading north past Lancing college, and up to Steyning. Where we DIDN'T stop for any cafes :shock: :shock: but carried on towards Wiston, then Ashington, where we took in some refreshments at Jungle cafe.

ImageIMG_20190825_111649415_HDR by Mike Murray, on Flickr

ImageIMG_20190825_111639751 by Mike Murray, on Flickr

Mick, with cake, AGAIN! :lol: :lol:

ImageIMG_20190825_111708676 by Mike Murray, on Flickr

Then got ready to head off ,

ImageIMG_20190825_114005544_HDR by Mike Murray, on Flickr

Under the A24, through Ashington, heading west through some country lanes,

ImageIMG_20190825_115048139_HDR by Mike Murray, on Flickr

ImageIMG_20190825_115131467_HDR by Mike Murray, on Flickr

ImageIMG_20190825_115139589_HDR by Mike Murray, on Flickr

ImageIMG_20190825_115143374_HDR by Mike Murray, on Flickr

And into Storrington, past Parham Park on the way to Pulborough, before heading out west towards Greatham and back on quiet roads.

ImageIMG_20190825_121135506 by Mike Murray, on Flickr

[[url=https://flic.kr/p/2h5gGUa]ImageIMG_20190825_121151813 by Mike Murray, on Flickr

img]https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/48618862496_a547ccfb04_k.jpg[/img][/url]IMG_20190825_121143441 by Mike Murray, on Flickr

Onwards through small lanes to Sutton, taking us to the bottom of Duncton Hill, the big hill of the ride. Stopping near the top, at the viewing point, much to the relief of some! :lol: :lol:

ImageIMG_20190825_125736368_HDR by Mike Murray, on Flickr

ImageIMG_20190825_125839697_HDR by Mike Murray, on Flickr

ImageIMG_20190825_125850415 by Mike Murray, on Flickr

ImageIMG_20190825_130736465_HDR by Mike Murray, on Flickr

ImageIMG_20190825_125902520_HDR by Mike Murray, on Flickr

Looking north east, towards Petworth and beyond!

Then up to the top, and a bit of main road towards, then through Eartham and to what turned out to be a great lunch stop at Slindon.

ImageIMG_20190825_134938291_HDR by Mike Murray, on Flickr

ImageIMG_20190825_134428905_HDR by Mike Murray, on Flickr

ImageIMG_20190825_141902520_HDR by Mike Murray, on Flickr

ImageIMG_20190825_141843432 by Mike Murray, on Flickr

ImageIMG_20190825_134821890_HDR by Mike Murray, on Flickr

So lunch consumed, ok ravished! we carried on, all flat now lads!

ImageIMG_20190825_144447812 by Mike Murray, on Flickr

Down to Walberton, through Ford (another nice cycling friendly cafe here ), and into Littlehampton.

ImageIMG_20190825_151050435_HDR by Mike Murray, on Flickr

ImageIMG_20190825_151100550_HDR by Mike Murray, on Flickr



Where Johnathon left us, as he had done a 25 before the ride :shock: and had to be home for another event. Then Tim and Colin decided to catch the train home from there as well. Leaving Godders and me to ride through a heaving Ferring, Lancing and Worthing, before going our separate ways.

All in all a really nice ride, for me at least, maybe a bit too much main road, I will work on the route, with good friends and great food stops.

Thanks for coming out lads, it's always nice to meet up and ride together, especially on this fourth anniversary, remembering those we will never ride with again. God bless you.

Thank you,

Mike


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PostPosted: Sun Aug 25, 2019 9:15 pm 
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Great photos, looks like the weather was 8)
That Jungle Cafe looks pretty cool too. !


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PostPosted: Sun Aug 25, 2019 9:19 pm 
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jimo746 wrote:
Great photos, looks like the weather was 8)
That Jingle Cafe looks pretty cool too. !


It's decent Jimo, we stopped there on the retro mtb ride a couple of weeks ago too! :lol: :lol: :lol:


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PostPosted: Sun Aug 25, 2019 9:55 pm 
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Thanks for organising again Mike, was a great day out on bikes. Sorry I went to pieces towards the end, must have been the heat!


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PostPosted: Sun Aug 25, 2019 9:59 pm 
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It was nice to see you mate :wink:

Glad you enjoyed it


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PostPosted: Sun Aug 25, 2019 10:55 pm 
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Great ride as always Mike :) boy was that hot today !!
Good to see Tim and Colin and nice to meet John
Cafe stops were excellent :) found some of the hills a challenge ;) Pleased i could ride back through the airfield with you Mike....first time since the crash, good to spend some time by the new memorial by the river, till the next time guys :)

Mick


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PostPosted: Mon Aug 26, 2019 5:12 pm 
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Cheers for the ride and refreshment stops, great to be on the road once in a while.


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PostPosted: Mon Aug 26, 2019 8:00 pm 
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tim75 wrote:
Thanks for organising again Mike, was a great day out on bikes. Sorry I went to pieces towards the end, must have been the heat!


Tim
Looking at Mikes photographic evidence I’m more inclined to think it was the healthy well balanced dinner weighing you down

Monster Sausage roll - Cake washed down with a full fat Red label Coke - diet of champions


Looks like you all had a great ride !


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PostPosted: Tue Aug 27, 2019 11:04 am 
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:lol: :lol: :lol:

It was a decent cafe or two?

Actually three, as we had coffee in Worthing too

Mike


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PostPosted: Tue Aug 27, 2019 11:32 am 
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Retro Spud wrote:
tim75 wrote:
Thanks for organising again Mike, was a great day out on bikes. Sorry I went to pieces towards the end, must have been the heat!


Tim
Looking at Mikes photographic evidence I’m more inclined to think it was the healthy well balanced dinner weighing you down

Monster Sausage roll - Cake washed down with a full fat Red label Coke - diet of champions


Looks like you all had a great ride !


Yes Spud you might be right, I was pretty tired by the time we got to the cafe but I think the sausage roll polished me off. Finishing it took almost as much effort as conquering the climb we'd just done!


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