Fun, musical ride led by Lucy, from Bike2Basics.com, and Jim, from Brighton, for company.
Bad start – got heavily rained upon, while riding along the road I hate most (A217 towards Dorking).
Good break – lunch 2.5 hours in, soon after crossing Gatwick – ham & cheese baguette with a pint of pale ale.
Fine end – again got rained upon, but this time it happened as we were on the South Downs looking down at Devil’s Dyke (a small diversion), and then headed down all the way into Brighton.
Worst bit – the distance was a fair bit short of my daily 100km target, and I too wet and cold at the end to go for an extended solo :(
Best bit – girlfriend too cycled all the way, despite threatening to give up many times along the way. Next target is to get her to ride to Oxford ;)
Loved the South Downs both times I’ve been there – twice up the Beacon for the London-Brighton-London ride, and now on the Devil’s Dyke. Must find ways of cycling down there more :)