A sea of pink!
We had a really great day's cycling with the lovely ladies from the East Kent Ladies Cycling Club!
When we arranged this ride back in February no one imagined the temperature would be 28 degrees on October 1st!
We met at 10am at the start of the Centurion Way - and there was a total of 13 girls.
We cycled almost the length of the CW, cutting through the housing estate in Lavant, then along the Chilgrove road, turning right onto Hylters Lane, up and along the 'bumpy bits' and instead of turning right as we normally do at the bottom of the lane we turned left.
These back lanes to The Fish House were in the shade, so it was pleasant and pretty along this route. At The Fish House we stopped to refill our water bottles and have a cool drink.
Back on the Chilrove Road we cycled on towards Marden, again a few hilly sections, finally reaching Compton for much needed tea and cakes.
At the start of the ride
A friendly cyclist who took our group photo....
Along the Centurion Way....
Compton tea shop
From Compton we made our way towards Bosham, along a very pretty route. We thought the girls would like an ice cream along the waterfront in Bosham and to look around the lovely area.
We reached Bosham at about 2.30pm and a few of us said our goodbyes.
Tizzie and Elise kindly offered to show the girls around Bosham, but I gather there were quite a few pub stops along the way!
It was great to meet the ladies from East Kent and hope very much to see you all again very soon, perhaps in Kent!
We had a lovely day with you all - thank you for coming to Chichester to see us!
The distance to Bosham was 26.5 miles and a fairly hilly route.
This is what Tizzie emailed me ....
Unfortunately we were not able to go into the church at Bosham as there was a wedding taking place. Having had a little look around the Quay, we then walked along the foreshore path then cycled down to the ferry where we (well, rather a nice looking guy in a dodgy looking boat) took the EKLs across to Itchenor. We stopped at (another) pub, the Ship, for more fluid and a comfort break, then took the EKLs back along the Salterns Way. A parting of the ways took place close to the underpass at the A27 – at this point we had done about 34 miles from the start of the Centurion Way.