ride by Phil & Verna

Meet in the Station car park on the North side - The route is down the “Bill Way” and then a few miles of lane, then return on the “Salterns Way” bike paths. 30 miles and flat. These paths are mainly farm tracks and dedicated bike paths. There is one short section along the side of a field. There will be coffee at “Smoked and Chard” a new cafe we have found, near Earnley, and lunch at The Ship in Itchenor. I will need to book lunch, so please let me know you are coming by November 5. There could be tea at the end if there is demand for it.

Negotiations with the weather gods were largely in our favour. After torrential rain on Saturday we were blessed with warm sparkling sunshine for our South Coast amble. A short, flat ride we said and so it was. Unfortunately the rain made some of the off road sections rather technical. Two crews suffered spills on the way round but luckily no bones broken! Our eleven riders appreciated morning coffee and treats in the quirky Earnley tea room, Smoked & Chard and enjoyed some very attractive views of Pagham and Selsey en route to the seaside. We joined the many daytrippers and dog walkers on a short ride out to Witterings East Head and stopped for a while to take photos and savour the experience. We took the Saltern’s Way route back to Chichester via the Ship at Itchenor which served us up a tasty lunch. A fine ending to the ride was the magnificent sight of the Supermoon rising in the sky to the west of Chichester on our journey home.

S&S_161113_Web - Proposed route. To download the route right click on the link and choose Save File As

Canalside in Chichester - Photo by Dave

Two of many gates - Photo by Dave

Saltern's Way - Photo by Dave

Russell and Rachel - Photo by Dave

Pinos - Photo by Dave

Coffee stop - Photo by Dave

East Head, West Wittering - Photo by Dave

East Head, West Wittering - Photo by Dave

East Head, West Wittering - Photo by Dave

Saltern's Way - Photo by Dave

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