Saturday, 5 April 2014

The LBC goes to the beach again.

Another good London Brompton Club ride today to Brighton.

Been here before and was looking forward to this ride to see if I improved on the couple of hills on this ride.

I arranged to meet with Mr. OrangeBrompton to catch a slightly earlier train so we could explore a little bit before everyone else arrived.

LBC Ride: Brighton Undercliff II
BBB taking it easy on the train

Once we arrived at Brighton Station we headed to Milk, No Sugar. A great little coffee shop we ave been to before last time we was in Brighton. Once again they remembered us and bid us welcome.

I needed something to eat as I was abit rushed to get to Victoria Station as there was delays on the underground so left without having a proper breakfast.

I had a great Tuna toasty and hot chocolate.

LBC Ride: Brighton Undercliff II
yummy, Milk, No Sugar
Not having to wait too long the others starting arriving at the station. We would be 18 strong on this ride, a few new faces and some of my regular LBC crowd.

After a briefing over where we would be going we headed off towards in the direction of Shoreham & Brighton's City Airport.
LBC Ride: Brighton Undercliff II


LBC Ride: Brighton Undercliff II
Photos and regrouping

I have to say it felt like we got to te aiport much faster than last time we did this ride But I wasn't complaining as I was in need of the Red Velvet cake that I had last time. Alittle dry this time but just as yummy.

LBC Ride: Brighton Undercliff II


LBC Ride: Brighton Undercliff II
Famous Red Velvet Cake

We headed back towards Brighton Pier where we had been invited to a new cycling cafe called the Velo Cafe for lunch.
LBC Ride: Brighton Undercliff II
As always, there is time for a little Brompton Line up shot. It standard these days on our rides :)

PAD: 5th April 2014
Brompton riders are always smiling


LBC Ride: Brighton Undercliff II


LBC Ride: Brighton Undercliff II
Lunch @ Velo Cafe, Brighton

After lunch we headed to the Undercliff part of the ride. I always enjoy this bit as we get really close to the sea and see it crashing against the seawall.
LBC Ride: Brighton Undercliff II


LBC Ride: Brighton Undercliff II


LBC Ride: Brighton Undercliff II

As always we stop and everyone starts to take photos of their Bromptons

LBC Ride: Brighton Undercliff II


LBC Ride: Brighton Undercliff II
Photographers go crazy


LBC Ride: Brighton Undercliff II


After the undercliff we began to loop back towards Brighton Train station and some got on a train, I and a few others had later trains so again we had coffees at Milk, No Sugar and waited for our time  trains home.

Another good ride in Brighton & please to say that a couple of hills I had problems with last time where much easier this time round.  

Garmin Ride Data: LBC: Brighton, Undercliff, Saltdean, Hove, Shoreham Loop

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