Ten cyclists met at the Martello Tower at 8.30 am to commence a road ride at touring pace (average speed of 11.5 mph) to the Chilley Farm Cafe on the Pevensey Levels. This was mostly a flattish route except for Chapel Hill near Lullington. After a breather at the top we continued through Wilmington to Caneheath and Hailsham. From there we rode along the Cuckoo Trail to Polegate and then country lanes to Rickney and then the cafe at Chilley Farm. We were suprised by the number of cyclists we saw but it was warm and sunny with very little wind so perfect conditions for cycling.
Chilley Farm Cafe made for a perfect refreshment stop for cyclists; it’s on National Cycle Route 2 so no doubt is popular with cyclists.
We took a slightly shorter route for our return journey which meant the round trip was about 35 miles; ideal for a sunday morning bike ride.
Ride Leader: Clive Aberdour
This ride was published as ‘Road (Touring) level C’
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