The weather promised to be good but for some odd reason I still packed my waterproofs. It was clear as soon as I got to Victoria Station to catch the train to Brighton it would be a perfect cycling day & we may even catch a glimpse of the "Tour of Britain" which was finishing in Brighton later on in the day.
|Legend is ready|
Once I settled BBB down for the train ride I got a msg from Anne & David had boarded the train after a couple of stops but further down.
Finally we arrived at Brighton station where I spotted Anne & David, had out usual hellos and hugs and seeing we was all here we set of for our little ride in Brighton.
|The Legend, Bobo & HotLips are prepared|
|At low tide|
|Port of Newhaven|
|Cod 'n' Chips with Mushy Peas yum|
Now it was time for some proper hills after lunch which I will admit is still hellish for me. But now with the 44T chainring isn't so bad for me and BBB. As David and Anne motored off into the distance I started my slow climb up I think I got about a 1/3 of the way but my gearing had bottomed out for me, well I couldn't keep it going so I had to walk up the rest of the way. I was actually getting cheered on but a few people there where camped out by the side of the road waiting for the Tour of Britain to pass by. I always get a good energy boost when that happens.
|HUGE Eastdean hill|
We got to the top of a major hill where quiet alot of people had gathered to watch the riders come past. At this point the riders would have just finished a major hill so would be tired and about slower so we got a chance for some good photos.
After the tour had passed we went to see how close we could get to the cliffs from the top by going though Crowlink right by where we was. It was across a field which had LOTS of sheep grazing.
Seeing 3 Bromptons had the sheep looking at us, probably wondering what the hell are these crazy humans up to now.
Well there was ALOT of sheep and with ALOT of sheep there was ALOT of sheep poo. It was pretty hard to cycle around it and find actual grass so it was near impossible not to hit it. I've never been so focused in my life when riding but was something new I can tell ya.
|Looking towards the future...|
By the time we got back into Brighton everything was just about packed up and gone and you would have never have known there was a big cycling event had taken place.
With plenty of time top spare we had alittle drink at our fav coffee place "Milk, No Sugar"
|Good day cycling with good friends|
Thanks again for Ann M & David P for having me along and waiting for me at the top of the big hills.
See you all on the next ride,