Farncombe – The Sands – Newland’s Corner
On a warm and sunny morn, eight found their way to Farncombe Boat House for tea/coffee and a jolly good bacon roll. Don and Dave then turned tail, while Richard led off for The Sands with four in tow and Bob as usual devising his own mysterious route. Farncombe Hill provided a bracing start on a journey via Hurtmore, Puttenham and Seale along some lovely Surrey lanes to the Barley Mow at The Sands.
Steph chose the crab and avocado salad while the rest skulked in the trees and sandwiched out of sight. The beer was dear. Our restart was via Waverley Abbey, followed by some map stops and head scratching as Richard resisted the magnetic field of Farnham in favour of Tilford. We then made an arc via Rushmoor and Thursley to Godalming, where Ed was lost to the lure of Wetherspoons. After a stretch along the A3100 the rest branched off for tea at Newlands Corner, while I headed on to Guildford and home. Our thanks to Richard for a pleasant ride and for me some 73 miles in the legs.