Ride by Dave and Caroline

*****Report by Dave

We had a total of 15 booked in for the pub, but unfortunately Angela was ill, so Murray had to ride his hastily re-assembled mountain bike. Phil and Verna were delayed by a road closure near Brighton, so made their own way from the start at Redhill to lunch. Anne was (I think) just put off by the wet and windy weather!

So three solos and four tandems left Redhill heading out into the rain and rather strong headwind through Reigate, Betchworth, Brockham, Newdigate and Capel to reach lunch at the Plough in Rusper.

Here we were glad of the warmth from the fire lit by the landlords, and also welcomed the large table set out for our group so we could all sit together. Phil and Verna arrived just before us, and Anne also joined us having cheated and taken the car. We all enjoyed the food, and were reluctant to get going in the cold and wet outside.

The return route took us past Gatwick and Charlwood, Horley, Salfords and back to Redhill via the cycle route. At Redhill everyone tucked in to Caroline's excellent cakes (still some left for me!) and warmed up with some tea or coffee. Thanks to everyone for coming, and apologies for the dismal weather. Approx. 37 miles covered.

Puncture 1 - Photo by Dave

Spring is coming! - Photo by Dave

Lunch - Photo by Dave

110213 Redhill ride route - The Route - Choose Save As from the right click context menu to save.

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