Liz Scrivens lead us on a lovely all day ride into the beautiful Surrey Hills, via coffee at Effingham, on Saturday 17 September 2016. The weather was somewhat unpromising, dull and cloudy; it felt quite chilly as we set out, but then we have all become used to temperatures in the upper 20s and early 30s in recent weeks! This was the first morning of autumn, it seemed, at around 17 degrees and it didn't get really warm all day. But it was really comfortable for riding and at least there was no rain!
Our picture was taken by a kind passing hiker on the way down from Ranmoor Common. Behind us is a familiar and favourite view of Dorking from above Denbies. We enjoyed a well deserved lunch at the Stepping Stones pub shortly after, then rode home via Ashtead and Epsom Commons, cycleways through Horton and Hogsmill conservation area. Many thanks Liz for an enjoyable day out.
~ Helen Tovey