Train-assisted rides are great for getting outside your normal orbit, but surely not as far as Canada!

Helen led a group from Haslemere station via Linchmere, Redford and Iping to Aylings Garden Centre at Trotton, where a fair few West Surrey CTC members were easily outnumbered by Portsmouth CTC.

Near Redford

Near Redford

Many, sunny, twisty miles later (on wings of speed?) we arrived here:

Louise - "Great to be so close to home!"

Louise – “Great to be so close to home!”


"Great to visit exotic places"

“Great to visit exotic places”

Is there any truth in the rumour that we left one small piece of black PVC tape stuck to the signpost?

At the foot of the South Downs

At the foot of the South Downs

From Quebec more twists and turns heading east at the foot of the South Downs took us to Cocking, where an excellent, though not cheap, lunch was provided by the Bluebell Inn.  Then a few more such lanes before turning north through Selham and Lodsworth to Gospel Green.  Some returned to Haslemere while others accepted Helen’s invitation to tea with hot cross buns at her home by Witley Station, whence the rest returned home.  It was uplifting to do something out of the ordinary on a day when the weather too was out of the ordinary.


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  1. Great ride, good company, super route – and a cultural stop to examine Elsted’s Saxon church. It was a bluebell themed day including lunch at the Blue Bell. Thanks all.