Sunday, June 24, 2007

Sunday June 24 2007

Whether one trusted one's instincts or John Kettley, it did not bode well. It was not surprising to find only four (Graham, Andrew, Ed, Richard) sheltering under the awnings at Cheam. The route was straightforward: Epsom, Leatherhead (where we met up with Pete B), and Orestan Lane. By now the rain had eased but it was back to full strength by the time we reached Shere. On we plodded past Farley Green and Rowly before turning in Cranleigh towards a welcome refreshment stop at Smithbrook Kilns. Still the rain came down so a second round was ordered. Still the rain came down so "head for home" was the concensus. Some dallied in the bike shop. Still the rain came down, but eventually we were off in our various directions. Naturally it eased not long after and a light drizzle became my constant companion. Will anyone regret the decision? I doubt it - one hard earned point for each of us.

Tuesday, June 19, 2007

Nuthurst June 17 2007

A baker's dozen minus one showed at Beare Green on a day during which the sun made only occasional showings. It stayed dry but steamy all day. Bob, Don and David W were there for the tea but the rest were out for the day. The group had come over the top to Betchworth and, now swelled to nine (Keith, Andy, Daphne, Ed, Graham, Irene, Jake, Pam and Pete), continued into Capel, past the Royal Oak in Friday Street before heading down the Rusper Road into the centre of Horsham. After several roundabouts and a moment's hesitation on Hammerpond Road, we went south to Copsale and Maplehurst before turning north to the Black Horse, Nuthurst for lunch. The return was through St Leonards Forest to Colgate and Rusper and finally Capel (again) for cakes and tea at the church. It was Open Gardens week so many houses were decorated with scarecrows and other "stuffed" figures. Most enterprising and ingenious as there are no prizes!

Tuesday, June 12, 2007

Smithfield Nocturne

Smithfield Nocturne

On the evening of Saturday 23rd June, two weeks before the Tour de France visits the capital, David Millar and Brad McGee will join other top cyclists in a 1 km race around London’s Smithfield Market. Earlier in the evening there will be a folding bike race, and also a race for people who work in cycling – expect an appearance from some CTC staffers.

Andrew was interested in this when it was mentioned to him, but no one was 100% on the date.
So here's the info if anyone else is interested.