Saturday was excellent – perfect weather and healthy turnout of 13 I think:
Boysie, MattW, AndrewW, Rob, Graham, Siobhan, DavidW, RichardC, Sandra, JohnS, Leo, me. Plus we were joined by Peter on his first DV ride.
As planned we set out on the route I’d proposed but were forced to backtrack and take Hungry Hill instead of the Ripley W.Clandon extension..cutting about 5mi and 300′ climbing off the route. Route was Cobham-HungryHill-StapleLane-GreenDene-BeechAve/HighBarn/HogdenLane-Ranmore-BoxHill (tea & cake). Back via Epsom and Oxshott.
A few people with less time available took short cuts, some preferred to miss out Box Hill. Everyone seemed to enjoy themselves.
A colder day but nice start to the day. Dr David, Brett, Rob and myself met up at G!ro and, after convincing Brett against a day spent looking at floods in the Thames Valley we headed out for a sprightly 50mi route mostly on main roads through Leatherhead, to Dorking, Reigate, Gatwick, slog up to Reigate Hill for short chilly tea stop, then back via Redhill, Tadwoth, Epsom downs.
Looking forward to next weekend.
We have a few new members following us (either on Facebook, Twitter, Strava, or on the blog), and interested in coming out on their first DV ride soon…great news. Leo, DavidW, Mark who all joined us recently are already becoming regular attendees!