Monday, 22 August 2016
Sunday, 21 August 2016
The ride was uneventful and all seemed to enjoy the route. The 'Bermuda triangle' around Coxes Mill claimed a couple of stragglers but luckily they joined us at lunch. They got stuck behind at a traffic light and missed the wiggle through the fruit farm. A cyclist called John (sorry, there are so many of them I should have asked for a second name, distinguishing feature was a grey beard ) joined us at lunch, he had seen the blog and decided to join us on his way back from a ride to Guildford.
Crossing Wisley airfield was interesting as attempts are being made to restrict access. Piles of tyres have been placed at either end of the airfield and new railings affixed at the farm gate where we usually squeeze out. All obstacles were easily surmounted as we followed the tyre tracks of the many cyclists who obviously continue to use it. I don't know if planning permission has been granted or not but the farmer is certainly making the most of his land in the meantime with bumper crops of sweetcorn surrounding the airfield on all sides.
We were very lucky with the weather after the torrential downpour at precisely 10 o clock that meant many arrived soaked to the skin. Not a drop more all day, though the wind was beginning to get up as we all departed for home after tea at Garsons Farm.