Easter weekend was a fantastic cycle trip to Brighton with a couple of good friends, Brian Oliver and Jude Newton. We set off early on Friday morning for our 80 plus mile ride to a guest house near Brighton Seafront.
The weather was bright and clear although a bit chilly to start but did warm up as the day progressed, the route was a mixture of cycle tracks, B roads and A roads, some interesting scenery and some quite scary and busy roads.
We took a well deserved coffee and cake stop at a village called West End just south of the M3, we found a great pub
The chocolate cake was fantastic and the coffee was pretty good to !
We continued south towards Guildford and negotiated the town centre albeit on foot, back on the bikes south of the town we headed for Brighton and as we entered a village called Loxwood and a really good pub…
Feeling much better after our lunch we set off on our final leg to Brighton, approx 25 miles to go !
The afternoon brought much quieter B roads and lovely scenery up until we got south of Shoreham when we came into the docks and industrial area before rolling through Hove and finally into Brighton.
The guesthouse was very peasant and the staff were very helpful with our bikes and helped us get them chained to the railings outside the house…
Saturday was spent sightseeing, a trip to the Lanes…
Walked some more and did a little shopping before heading back for a shower and rest before going out for food and liquid refreshment. Back to the guesthouse early due to an early start on Sunday morning and a long ride back home.
Jude decided to take the train home, no shame there as the 80 mile ride was by far her longest ride so far. So it was just Brian and myself who set off in the rain heading home, coffee at Guilford station and lunch at the Inn in West End before the final leg back to Stokenchurch, arrived home about 4.30 in the afternoon.
A great weekend with good friends, good food, good booze and mostly good weather 😉