|The Old Ship, Tatsfield, has been given a coat of paint and some galleons|
|The Tatsfield village noticeboard – complete with colourful floral display|
Yesterday, as we approached 'our' bus stop on the Approach Road, we spied a Lycra monkey relaxing on our bench. He was waiting for his associates to fix a puncture further back along the road and then he (and them) would be heading for Edenbridge to tackle a few punishing hills, he said. We told him about White Lane across the way from where we were standing and explained how, once a year, there was some kind of time trail. We had attempted the climb and I remember having to dismount half way up, but Andy made it all the way; it's about maintaining momentum and keeping the front wheel on the ground.
|Gimme shelter – but not today|
|This Tatsfield restaurant offers a Sunday roast at £25.95 per person|
|One of two model galleons at the Old Ship, Tatsfield|
"Would you care for a cup of tea, young man?"
"Tea? Haven't you got an energy drink?"
"You're not going to need one. Biscuit?"
We took a few snaps of the pub and the bikes and the galleon in the window and after finishing our tea and biscuits headed out of the village along the Approach Road and then west towards Botley Hill. Andy and I parted company halfway along the 269 and I rode on towards Warlingham Green and further north towards Sanderstead and home.
|Our bikes outside the Old Ship, Tatsfield, Kent. Pic: Andy Smith.|