I'm riding to Brighton on Sunday morning

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

  1. dellzeqq

    dellzeqq pre-talced and mighty

    Location:
    SW2
    ......and, if I feel like it, I might ride back again. I'll be leaving Streatham about 6.30, and aiming to get down to the Madeira about 10.30. I'll probably go through South Croydon, along to Coulsdon, go up Portnalls Road, down Reigate Hill, down Lonesome Lane, cut across to Smallfields, go up to Turners Hill, Ardingly, Lindfield, down Slugwash Lane, take a shimmy around Streat and go in to Ditchling from the east - then up the Beacon.

    The forecast is good - not warm, but not wet.

    Let me know if you want to meet up at my place or on the way down.
     
  2. ianrauk

    ianrauk Tattooed Beat Messiah

    Location:
    Atop a Ti
    And me, Ross and Long Martin are off to Whitstable....if you don't fancy a lone ride to Brighton.
    7.30am at the Dartford Crossing.
     
  3. iLB

    iLB Hello there

    Location:
    LONDON
    I will be in bed after a wedding tomorrow, but watch out for flooded lanes in the Smallfield area- was round that way yesterday and took on some long stretches under 12 inches of flowing water!

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  4. OP
    OP
    dellzeqq

    dellzeqq pre-talced and mighty

    Location:
    SW2
    just me. This one you can file under M-i-L avoidance. I'll be through Slugwash Lane about 9.15 to 9.30
     
  5. Tim Hall

    Tim Hall Guest

    Location:
    Crawley
    The lane from the top of the Badlands towards The Edifice (Broadbridge Lane) often floods, and I imagine it is flooded now. There's a pond along side it partway down which gets excited and splurges all over the carriageway. Redehall Road, despite having speed bumps, will be a better bet.

    And it's Smallfield, singular.
     
  6. hatler

    hatler Guru

    If you fancy indulging in a tiny bit off rough stuff at Streat, try this little diversion. It's only rough and lumpy for about the first 200 yards. Once the route turns south for the first time it's on pretty reasonable tarmac.

    http://www.gmap-pedometer.com/?r=5558446

    Don't think I'll be around on Sunday sadly, and we won't even be at the van to welcome you with a cuppa. Sorry.
     
  7. OP
    OP
    dellzeqq

    dellzeqq pre-talced and mighty

    Location:
    SW2
    that's austerity for you!
     
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  8. martint235

    martint235 Dog on a bike

    Location:
    Welling
    One weekend, two rides come along at once. The breakfast at Whitstable is better but the Madeira is a nicer place and it feels like ages since I was last there. However, I am committed to Whitstable and that's where I shall go. Have a good ride and see you Thursday night.
     
  9. User10571

    User10571 Guest

    I'd love to join you....
    But I've other business...
    Meh!
     
  10. StuAff

    StuAff Silencing his legs regularly

    Location:
    Portsmouth
    Meh indeed. Will be doing a 200k audax. Good luck.
     
  11. gbs

    gbs Veteran

    Location:
    Fulham
    Simon, possibly .....I will PM later
     
  12. ianrauk

    ianrauk Tattooed Beat Messiah

    Location:
    Atop a Ti

    This was last sunday.
     
  13. gbs

    gbs Veteran

    Location:
    Fulham
    Ian, thank you. As they say always read the title and date first. All best.
     
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