We left the 20 or so riders of the Dorking Cycling Club on their 2nd anniversary ride and took a familiar route to Wisborough Green (elevenses) including the delightful lane south of The Haven.
According to Wikipedia:
"The actor and actress, husband and wife James Bolam and Susan Jameson, live in the village. Pink Floyd guitarist David Gilmour lives on a farm just outside the village".
The cafe in the village was pricey but the quality was good and served swiftly.
The road south to Fittleworth went up a 15% incline but afforded a lovely run down the other side,probably worth the effort.
A switch back lane took us via Coldwaltham and Rackham to Amberley.
We continued the short distance to Houghton Bridge (1.15pm).
Most were attracted to the alcohol in the Bridge Inn whilst Graham and myself enjoyed the views across to the South Downs from the Riverside Tearooms.
It was a job to get going after well over an hour relaxing but we eventually did.
After West Chiltington,we made good progress north to Barns Green then north east to The Conservatory cafe in Horsham Park.
The sizable portions of cake didn't seem to slow down the majority and as in previous weeks,I was tiring around Newdigate.
I limped home with Helene keeping me company.
I clearly suffer on long rides with typically 5 hours sleep the night before.
Wet morning..........dry,warm and sunny afternoon.
Around 90 miles.
I'm now off on a train ride to Amberley to retrieve my cape which I left hanging up in the garden..........doh!
|Honey and jam mixed with water|