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Woking Midweek Wayfarers Group 4 Ride ~ 7 June 2017

Those chasing dreams rode all the way from home to the south coast and back, and well done to them – a good 100 miles probably. And not without problems either: Don broke a spoke but was saved by  Petersfield Cycleworks who sold him a new wheel – and still he, William, Martin and Matt arrived before the train-assisted bunch (yours truly included) made it to coffee at Stansted House. This is a ride eagerly anticipated by many each year. Why, you may ask? The answer is easy: we all love the Bosham Ferry crossing. And it wasn’t long before we reached it. We weren’t entirely sure how much spray might land on our bikes during the short crossing, since it was really quite windy, but there was no need to worry – it wasn’t that bad. As you can see, it was a glorious day, if a little chilly

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Wednesday 20 July Ride to the Coast

The day after the hottest day of the year so far came the second hottest and we were bound for the coast. Whilst some opted for some assistance, others opted to ride the full distance and here are some shots from the group which started riding prior to meeting at Rowlands Castle. In case you don’t recognise them, we have Tim and Debbie, Anne, William, Patrick, Nick, our great leader, Cap’n H, and yours truly, embarking on his longest ride of the year (so far, he hopes). The day didn’t start as bright as forecast and almost looked like it could rain a one point; but by the time we reached the coffee stop, the sun had come out for good and we enjoyed fine, sunny weather for the remainder of the ride. The route began by climbing up over Hindhead before running down through South Harting and on to

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Wednesday Wayfarers ~ the Petersfield Ride (8 July 2015)

A minor accident, numerous punctures, a little rain and a lot of wind, an ‘undulating’ route and over twenty out on the Group 4 ride alone: it all made for a day’s riding that made the run-in to Amiens on the Tour today seem almost dull by comparison! No fewer than 40 West Surrey riders turned up at 10am at Heidi’s in Petersfield ready for a good bike ride and half were up for the hard one: were we mad? Was there something in the air? Had we all had drugs for breakfast? About a mile out of town and we had a man down – fortunately nothing serious, but a warning to all: the route, the weather and the numbers made it a day to be taken moderately seriously. John Murdoch, as usual, was the man doing the leading and a good job he did, particularly since he had

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