As a result of very limited response, I have decided to cancel the planned Downs Link ride for tomorrow. It will be replaced by a “normal” road ride, to make the most of the good weather and enjoy the sea breezes at Bosham.
The ride will be for both grades 3 and 4; there will be leaders for each. If you do not wish to join Peter Hackman with his early start from Guildford (see earlier post) then you will need to get to Stansted House tea room (PO9 6DX) by 10.30/10.45. There are various options; you may wish to drive to Stansted House (open until 6.00), or other local places such as Petersfield (the car park at Heath Pond, SU755226, is free but there is a height barrier), or take the train to Rowlands Castle and cycle to Stansted House; there will be no leader meeting the train, and you will need to get to Stansted House independently.
We plan to leave Stansted House as soon after 10.45 as possible, then cycle past Bosham and take the ferry to West Itchenor, before taking a good quality track, suitable for road bikes, to Dell Quay for lunch. Thereafter we will take the cycle track north of Chichester to West Dean, Peter will then lead the “hard” riders back past Midhurst, and I will lead to Petersfield for those who wish to get back there. If you have parked at Stansted House, you will need to find your own way back, so please take a map.
If you have any queries, please e-mail me this evening, or phone on 01276-681131