Sunday, January 02, 2022

Ride Report - Sunday 2 January 2022


Our first elevenses of 2022 was at Wetherspoons, Leatherhead.   The plan had been to sit outside and it was mild enough and dry enough, but rather breezy and, as it turned out to be very quiet inside, we opted for that.    Bob went home from elevenses, and Keith left us on the way to lunch, then Terry, but Graham, Simon, Pam, Mark, Sue C and I struggled on into the teeth of the wind through Great Bookham and Effingham, before taking a rather neat route of Graham's through private roads to Horsley, where we picked up our favourite railway path west, then veered north to Ripley.

Pinnocks proved to be an excellent stop for lunch.   A table with a cover was free outside, there was a good choice of light lunch options, and there was hardly any queue.    The cloud became increasingly threatening as we lunched, so we hastened for home hoping to dodge the promised rain.   I didn't quite make it but didn't get too wet - I hope everyone else fared better!

Thanks to Graham for back-marking and for route suggestions, to Pam for the photos, and to everyone else for your company!

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