You are cordially invited to join myself and co-pilots Stephen Hickey and Martin Gandy for Wednesday's ride from the Hersham Day Centre where we'll be meeting for Elevenses. Departures will probably be from 10:30 to 11:00.
The route will take us through Cobham to East Clandon, then up Staple Lane (for which we have been training!) and down Green Dene all the way to The Duke Of Wellington in East Horsley.
The pub has a good menu. It is pricey but I hope that everyone will find something on it to their liking.
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We need to order our lunches in advance so please respond as soon as you can to confirm that you will be joining the ride and to tell me what you'd like for lunch. I need to know by Monday evening at latest but preferably sooner.
If you want to find your own way to the pub after Elevenses, to avoid Staple Lane perhaps, to join us for lunch, please let me know what you'd like anyway.
Given the time of year and with the sun officially setting over London around 16:20 I appreciate that after lunch some may wish to leave the ride before we reach the Old Moat GC and Café. But everyone who relishes a bit of off-road terrain will probably enjoy the route from Effingham Junction through Bank's Lane and Bookham Common to Leatherhead and, if you are still with us, the paths across the tops of Ashtead and Epsom Commons. It is possible that in places we will need to dismount and wheel our bikes around big puddles where they straddle the path.
Looking forward to hearing from you.
PS As in Dave's advice to A Group note that the Hersham Day Centre is next door to the local Covid Testing Station. We have been assured that the prominent Do Not Enter signs around the DC do not apply to visiting Wayfarers, who are expected by the staff at the DC.