Sunday Ride: 11th March 2012

Twelve of us set off from Purley on the usual route up through Coulsdon, Chipstead Valley Road towards probably our most frequent tea and cake stop at Hensfold Lakes to meet up with young Des. He had arrived, and departed, by a more circuituous route to pile in the mileage for his forthcoming Spanish adventure.

Hensfold was very busy. Not only with cyclists and fisherfolk but as an informal Caterham Club Convention …
We had our own parade of brand spanking new 2012 bikes:

Gina on her Pearson Carbon Audax

Ricki on his Dawes Horizon

Julia on her Specialized Dolce

The pub stop was at the ever delightful Dolphin in Betchworth. This is opposite St Michaels which played host to the first of “Four Weddings and a Funeral”. It was portrayed a cornish church in the film.

Meanwhile enjoying the warm sunny day there was a vote of 2 to 1 for Bombardier over Youngs. No bikes or bike bits were discussed as when a Theoretical Physicist sits next to a Chartered Surveyor the conversation inevitably gets round to the size and positioning of nuclear piles in listed buildings … I kid you not!

Home via the Merstham Gap. About 41 miles.

One thought on “Sunday Ride: 11th March 2012

  • March 17, 2012 at 4:32 pm

    Have been extending the mileage each week and by a more more circuitous route I managed to get 24.5 miles in, to the tea stop. From whence I went to the lunch stop via Newdigate,Capel, Rusper and back thru Newdigate to the Dolphin at Betchworth to meet up again with the pub crawlers. In all a 56 mile ride for me. Next target is 100k, only half of the what Louise has already done this year!


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