Just about got away with the rain today – odd showers but nothing too serious. 10 of us set off from the White Lion and soon after hitting the sea front were passed by the Sportive group on its way to Fletching. Looked like another busy day on the calendar.
We were led out by Roy for the first of his Ride Leader ‘qualifiers’. He ‘distributed’ his other ride leaders among the group and got on with it. It’s to his credit that the ride was relaxed and uneventful. We did our usual spin along OET before cutting along Elphick Road to the river and via the steady climb up Valley Road (no one had to resort to the walking gear) to the park and coffee; lots of chat and some decisions about future rides were made. we have a Plan A involving a loop through Friston Forest on 9th October and a Plan B still under development but probably involving ‘aspects’ of Bopeep if the weather’s too slippy.
We looped back through Peacehaven and eventually down Gibbon Road and back along OET to the seafront where we went our separate ways.
My Garmin appears to be having a sulk and won’t tell the laptop how far we went or how quickly. I estimate 14 miles at an average of 7 MPH with maybe 500 feet of climbing…?
PLEASE NOTE – no 2B ride next week. Our next ride will be on 9 October ’16 – please keep an eye on the calendar.