An intrepid group of A riders set off South to Chichester into the teeth of the wind. We managed a good pace over Newlands and Winterfold and despite the unexpected showers we stuck to our task and managed to get to lunch before 2pm. The Stagg Inn in Balls Cross provided an excellent lunch and good beer. Fuelled up we hit the road for the last hilly leg to Chichester. Through Petworth and down through quiet lanes to Barlavington and then the climb up Ducton Hill with the wind in our faces. We took the route across the downs past Glorious Goodwood race track and then a fast downhill and a visit to the Goodwood motor race track. A swift referendum took place, go to Wittering or Wetherspoons? Not surprisingly the latter won by a landslide. We were joined at the pub by Angie Launder who had cycled over from her home on the south coast.
A good ride. 56 miles from Walton and 3,225 feet of climbing. Thanks to Mark for giving me a tow into the wind on occasions and Mike for back marking.