Tuesday Morning Ride to Arlington, 1 April 2014

Cyclists at the Arlington Tea Gardens

Cyclists at the Arlington Tea Gardens

Spring is a great time for cycling through country lanes. The hedgerows are coming alive with blossom and wild flowers,  the birds are in song and the air is full of countryside fragrances,  some better than others!

Last Tuesday was a perfect day for cycling. Not only was it Spring but the air temperature was quite warm. Five of us met at the Friston Forest car park to commence a 20 mile ride. We headed along Litlington Lane to Chapel Hill,  the only serious hill we climbed during this ride so we took a breather at the top and admired the view. After passing through Wilmington we did a loop from Arlington,  through Upper Dicker and Berwick to the Arlington Tea Gardens,  a popular stop for cyclists. Then it was a short return trip via Wilmington and Litlington to Friston Forest.

These Tuesday morning road rides are aimed at those cyclists who prefer to cycle at a touring pace,  ie an average cycling speed of 12 mph and who enjoy a café stop during their ride. They are usually between about 20 and 30 miles although,  occasionally,  there are longer rides. Please keep an eye on the Rides Calendar for more ‘touring’ Tuesday rides.