Twelve riders made the 16-mile round trip between Seaford and Jevington, via the fire-roads in the valley of Friston Forest. The warm weather and lack of rain helped ensure we had another fun ride out to the Eight Bells, where we stopped for a few drinks and plenty of laughs. The costumes were great and we certainly confused the locals as Christmas characters (all on bikes) descended on their quiet pub. Christmas carols were sung on the way back through the forest, accompanied by Christmas music. We all went back to a house for a few more drinks and nibbles to round off the evening – another fantastic night with great company.