There was a chilly wind today as Colin led 11 cyclists from Beddington Park to Oaks Park via the well heeled Webb Estate in Purley. The Webb Estate, in which Francis Rossi of Status Quo lives, is governed by a list of rules and one of these forbids the wearing of shorts! Luckily there were no residents to lock the offending Sou'westers in the stocks by The Green. Secure in numbers we briefly stopped by the original Lord Roberts temperance pub to discover a new cafe open for business and the thought of tea and cake was tempting. There was no stopping here though, perhaps another day, we crossed the A253 to make our way to climb briefly but steeply up Manor Hill, Woodmansterne. From there we enjoyed the gentle downhill run to meet up with the cyclists from Nonsuch for well earned sustenance.
Oaks Park Tea Rooms