'Artemis' 30ft monumental sculpture by Nic Fiddian-Green on top of The Trundle surrounded by stunning views, it looks as if it's overlooking Chichester Cathedral, to the sea and across to the Isle of Wight. Apparently the sculpture is lit at night.
It was a glorious Sunday morning, apparently the temperature reached 22 degrees! We met outside the Goodwood Hotel, which is so convenient as it has plenty of parking spaces. We cycled through Goodwood Estate to Lavant and met Jill opposite the church in Lavant. We then made our way to Chilgrove, turned right along Hylters Lane up the long and slow hill and turned right at the bottom and made our way along the next long and slow hill with great free cycling down the other side. We came out opposite the Selsey Arms on the Midhurst/Chichester Road.
Here we were met with wonderful sights of vintage cars and motorbikes - waving to almost everyone taking part!
Fom here we made out way to our favouirte coffee shop at the West Dean college and as it was such a lovely day we all sat outside.
Angela and Mercy
After tea and scones/peach and fig cakes we made our way through Singleton and up the Charlton Hill, which is always a challenge - especially for me today as I had been suffering from a chest and throat infection all week and found it rather difficult to breathe!
At the car park on top of the hill a few of us decided to take a look at the horse sculture on top of The Trundle. It was well worth the hike, we left Angela and our 'Honorary Belle' - Malcolm, to guard our bikes....
Angela and Malcolm with bikes
We could almost see the sea from top of the hill
Goodwood Racecourse from the top...
The car park below.
Mercy, Caroline, Leyla and myself made it to the top. The sculpture is stunning.
Back to the car park we then cycled along in front of the racecourse, down New Barn Lane and back to the hotel.
It was a fun ride and the weather was perfect - thanks to everyone who came out....Angela, Caroline, Mercy, Leyla, Malcolm and Jill - who only came out for a short time.
Hope to see you all again next Sunday where we're trying out the Charity Ride route - to Bosham, ferry to Itchenor (no doubt a drink at the Ship Inn) and back to Chichester via Apuldram etc.