|Bike-friendly caff in Westerham – note bicycle pump chained to drainpipe|
The ride was fairly pleasant until we reached the roundabout beyond Botley Hill and turned into Clarks Lane. An easterly wind was cold so, instead of going down the conventional hill, we detoured through the golf course road and did that downhill slice of off-road riding, which was dotted with muddy puddles. Andy went through as many of them as possible, while I kept my bike dry.
|Snow from last week snagged in the hedgerow|
The journey back, as expected, was long and arduous as we headed towards the hill, the long hill that lasts all the way to Botley Hill. Having missed a ride last week I felt a little sluggish. We stopped prior to the hill to take a photograph of some snow snagged in the hedgerow and then continued the ride.
Andy broke away halfway along the B269 and I carried on along the road to Sanderstead, reaching home just past 1030hrs.