G4 ride to Horley went very well, 8 riders in total, including 2 ladies. Brett came for his second ride with tri bars attached to his Hybrid.We avoided the wind until the highest part of Kent when Rita had a mechanical. 15 minutes later we were on our way descending a very tricky lane onto the A25 then quickly back to our designated route avoiding Oxted.Just after Blindley Heath Charles helped me on the front until the outskirts of Horley. After good refreshments and coffee at DIJO’s Cafe we headed home with the help of an excellent tail wind, plus Steve Chivers and Ian Soper doing fine turns on the front. A good stint on the front from Steve recorded our speed at 33 mph along the Pilgrims Way ( not bad for G4 ) A fine climb up Polhill by Ian finished the ride. 56 miles, 14.4 mph. 2902 ft of climbing. Hilden Golf next week, Jenny Hill leading approx. 0 miles.
G4 will ride out West via Halsted, Knockholt,Titsey (top only )Blindley Heath,Smallfield & Horley along Croydon Barn Road. I’ll check that Italian cafe is open. IF NOT, will ride to Merstham. Return to base via Pilgrim Way. Approximately 56 miles. Usual pace. 9.15 – 2.15pm Dave B your ride leader