Six of us met at Ashtead Pond and rather more joined us for elevenses. Of those, ten stayed out for the ride ( Andy, Jeff, Terry, Ed, Frank and Francoise, Ray, Pete ( x2) and myself. Although there was rather more sun than forecast it was the blustery wind that was the defining feature of the ride to lunch. We set off along the A246, Blake’s Lane and up Staple Lane, and then via Shere and Little London to Farley Green. Here we took the right fork across the heath and then Stroud Lane to join the road to Cranleigh. The flatter and wider roads through Alfold to Loxwood were hard work against the wind and we all looked forward to a wind assisted return. The Onslow Arms was typically busy for a holiday weekend and there was quite a queue at the bar. My roast arrived fairly quickly but the barbeque was a different story. The queue was short but the wait was long as Terry and Francoise found by experience. Leaving the pub we followed the canal towpath to Drungewick Lane and then the direct route through Bucks Green and Ellens Green to Weare Street and Capel. When we arrived it was rather grey and we sat in the pews for tea. For me it was 54 miles for the day but probably close to 70 from N Cheam.