FNRttC Friday Night Ride to the Coast - Felpham 31st August

Discussion in 'CycleChat and Recreational Rides' started by dellzeqq, 13 Aug 2012.

  1. dellzeqq

    dellzeqq pre-talced and mighty

    Location:
    SW2
    this is a seventy mile ride that takes an easy way out of southwest London, climbs gently from Mitcham to Lower Kingswood, slides along the top of the North Downs before descending Pebblecombe Hill at terrifying speed and winding its way along sweet lanes to our refreshment stop at the Cabin Cafe in Faygate. We then go through Horsham and in to some delightful countryside, passing through West Chiltington and Amberley where we take to the grass and ride (or walk) through the Arun Gap. There's a nifty shimmy through Arundel and then ten miles of pan-flat road to Felpham, home to bungalows and hydrangea blooms. Breakfast by the sea at the Lobster Pot, and trains home from Bognor Regis. Southern's Olympic Rail Ban will mean a bit of shimmying on to FCC trains at Gatwick (or not).

    This is a fine ride through some of the best countryside Surrey and Sussex has to offer Sunrise will be at twelve minutes past six, which means we'll probably see the first glimmer of dawn as we leave Horsham and the sun's rays somewhere near Parham. I'm looking forward to it, as are...

    Tom R
    Stuart A
    Tim D
    Nick L
    Sandra S
    Adrian C
    Toby C
    Jo C
    Andrew F
    Ian A
    Sonia W
    Ross C
    Jenny M
    Kim W
    Anthony McC
    Andrij B
    Miranda S
    Peter W
    Titus H
    Ash M-F
    Simon C
    Stephen T
    Kristjan K
    Susie F
    Claudine C
    User10571 B

    Adrian C
    Rich P
     
  2. theclaud

    theclaud It's teeceegawnmaaaad

    Location:
    Swansea
    Me please, DZ! :girl:
     
  3. ianrauk

    ianrauk Tattooed Beat Messiah

    Location:
    Atop a Ti
    And can I also add that the Felpham SMRbtH is one of the best. Ok there's a climb up the A29 Bury Hill. But the views are fantastic and the descent delightful. The speedy A29 all the way to Five Oaks (25miles), A264 to Horsham and Crawley (37miles). Then the A23 via Redhill (48miles) to Croydon (58miles) and the London environs.
     
  4. User10571

    User10571 Guest

    *goes shopping for new alarm clock*
     
  5. User10571

    User10571 Guest

    Could be more of a fixed wheel walk when it comes the gravelly scramble at South Stoke
     
  6. rich p

    rich p ridiculous old lush

    Location:
    Brighton
    Simon, can I throw my casquette into the ring for this one please.
     
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  7. rich p

    rich p ridiculous old lush

    Location:
    Brighton
    I will certainly be riding back with company hopefully but don't let me get bladdered FFS!
     
  8. mmmmartin

    mmmmartin Random geezer

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  9. CharlieB

    CharlieB Junior Walker and the Allstars

    Location:
    Redkiteland
    …and me please…
    …someone once said there's a castle to be seen.

    …and I think the SMRbtH has me hooked now…
     
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  10. OP
    OP
    dellzeqq

    dellzeqq pre-talced and mighty

    Location:
    SW2
    Tom R
    Stuart A
    Tim D
    Nick L
    Sandra S
    Adrian C
    Toby C
    Jo C
    Andrew F
    Ian A
    Sonia W
    Ross C
    Jenny M
    Kim W
    Anthony McC
    Andrij B
    Miranda S
    Peter W
    Titus H
    Ash M-F
    Simon C
    Stephen T
    Kristjan K
    Susie F
    Claudine C
    User10571 B
    Adrian C
    Rich P
    Charlie B
    Greg C
    Lee T
    Thom F
    Martin B
     
  11. GrumpyGregry

    GrumpyGregry Here for rides.

    I should like to participate. I shall probably be riding fixed. I shall probably be riding home again.

    Email sent.
     
  12. GrumpyGregry

    GrumpyGregry Here for rides.

  13. GrumpyGregry

    GrumpyGregry Here for rides.

    Fixed it is.
     
  14. OP
    OP
    dellzeqq

    dellzeqq pre-talced and mighty

    Location:
    SW2
    not a good idea on Pebblecombe Hill...........and not just for the rider on fixed
     
  15. GrumpyGregry

    GrumpyGregry Here for rides.

    I'll stick at the back and ride down with the brakes on. I understand last time I may have alarmed one or two.
     
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