I offered up a steady ride, destination the Strawberry Field farm shop near Horsham, which was taken up by seven folk and started off in a typically relaxed G2 fashion.
We trailed Ian’s G3ers up to the Flanchford Road turnoff where we turned off towards Brockham for a change of pace. In Brockham, David excused himself and disappeared
It was great to have Richard riding with us again after his lay-off but he only came with us as far as Rusper and turned off for home there as planned.
Then at the end of Green Lane Walter decided he could no longer cope and opted to go his own way. At which point I realised I was outnumbered (4:1), so it was head down and straight to the tea stop.
Great cakes and coffee good enough to warrant a second round and more conversation. About what? The Giro? Dzana, Sarah and Louise’s upcoming Paris trip? New RCC kit? The weather? No – the talk was about their Garmins. Oh boy.
Back on the road, the return (via Colgate and Faygate to avoid complaints about going up the Wimland Lane hill) was interrupted by Dzana’s pedal almost falling off – good luck as mechanic on the Paris trip John H!
The remaining miles rolled by with no further issues and we arrived at the ‘drome with about 43 miles on the clock, sorry Garmins.
So, a nice steady ride, nice tea stop (shame about the lack of sun) and lovely company (am I allowed to say that?)