|That'll be Dave,Moira (brother & sister) ,Irene & Alan|
|Graham's singing at elevenses is just a little tedious :-)|
There was around 13 at Michael Jordan's Caravans basking in the late summer sun.
Very pleasant it was too.
Daniel was the last to arrive having been marshalling..........no rush though, today was a day to linger.
No posh coffees here but tea & filter coffee satisfied the majority.
I detected a Canadian accent coming from the peloton - Dave's sister was over for a visit - welcome Moira!
The Downs Link provided a few miles of easy riding taking time for a photo at Bramley.
We're on the very platform that saw steam trains stop running 49 years ago.
NCN 22 was stony around Shalford as it snaked around houses to emerge in Shalford Park.
Food arrived quickly at this efficient "Spoons"........my tuna baguette & chips (£5.39) was delicious!
By now half of Dave's family had joined us but Pewley Hill beckoned.
Daniel rode his fixed and no-one climbed off.
Onto the NDW and a short stretch of rough-stuff with fine views down the valley, apparently it's the driest September for 65 years.
Early tea.........before three!
Substandard scone but okay tea albeit in a paper cup at this Tillings aquired place formerly The Barn now called the Cornerhouse café.
Everybody took the NDW homewards where we became aware of an enthusiastic 6 yr old pedaling like mad away from his parents.I was doing 10 mph and never caught him.
Janice decided that it was time to reel him in and point him back toward his elders."Mummy said I could ride as far as I want..............then turn round and go back"
By now his sister had appeared and we were satisfied he would eventually be reunited with M & D.
I found it quite suprising a young child could be allowed to cycle so far from his parents when it seems children go missing ever more frequently.
A very warm day...................Kew recorded 25C!
Talk about near miss!