Ride report for Sunday’s 2B ride on Sunday 3rd July.
6 of us – Barry, Tim, Becky, Roy, Paul and Roger rode a loop around Seaford this morning at an average of about 8 MPH, with a mix of mostly minor roads and off-road single track. And with some lovely weather to boot!
From Firle Drive we cut through The Ridings to the perimeter off-road bit round the eastern edge of town that borders the national park, along some gentle ascents and descents and down to the Alfriston road. We decided to give the VERY overgrown track that leads to the A259 a miss and looped through the estate to the Eastbourne Road. Then via Chyngton Way, and around the farm track, we aimed for a short coffee stop at Seaford Head golf club – the views were sublime! we came back along the seafront, where the Newhaven Lifeboat was ‘parked’ at the beach as part of a display. And back to the White Lion.
We plan to repeat this, or rides very like it, for the next few Sundays in order to give riders a chance to practice some off-roading. We can gradually extend the ride with some interesting loops and slightly more technical stuff at a pace to suit the group.
Paul Sandles & Roger Lambert