In my previous post, Touring Rides Aplenty, I explained that our touring rides always include a café stop. Some of the cafes have been visited by us many times so we usually vary the routes to and from them to give variety to our rides. Occasionally we find a café that we haven’t previously visited as was the case this Tuesday.
I had spotted this café when planning a route using Google Maps/Streetview; I plot all our touring routes on Google Maps. It’s in Waldron, a village we don’t usually cycle through and clearly we’ve been missing out on a fine café. It’s the Waldron Stores Café which is next to the Star Inn.
Our ride was a round trip of about 40 miles and must rank as one of our most picturesque routes. That said, all our rides use quiet country roads as much as possible so they are always a delight to cycle along. Six cyclists were on our ride to Waldron which passed through Littlington, Wilmington, Arlington, Berwick, Chalvington, Golden Cross and Chiddingly before gradually climbing to Waldron.
After a superb café stop at the Waldron Stores we returned to Seaford on a slightly different route via Lions Green, Muddles Green and Ripe. It’s a route we’ll certainly use in the future but, before then, the Tour of Britain will be going through Waldron although I doubt the cyclists will have time to stop at the café, not even Wiggo!