The Easter Bank Holiday Weekend got off to a cracking start with a twenty mile touring ride through some beautiful country lanes on Good Friday morning. Twelve cyclists set off from Exceat at 9.30 am and cycled along Litlington Lane towards Wilmington. It wasn’t long before the cyclists warmed up as they climbed Chapel Hill at Lullington, the only serious hill on this ride; most of this ride being virtually flat.
After regrouping at the top they continued down the other side, passing through Wilmington to Arlington and then cycling a loop via Upper Dicker, Berwick and back to Arlington for a refreshment stop at the Tea Gardens.
It was good to see several cyclists taking part in a Cycle Seahaven ride for the first time and all were enjoying the experience. There’s always a café stop on these touring rides which gives cyclists a chance for a rest and a chat before heading homewards.
There will be more touring rides organised over the next few months now that the weather has improved, including some on Saturday mornings which will be shorter and flatter than those on Sundays.