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Mid Sussex Hilly [Brevet des Grimpeur du Sud ride #7]

Sat in a village hall, with a slices of cake and cups of tea in mismatching china, whilst they tidy up around us, getting ready for the whist drive in later that evening.

Chailey Village Hall. Depart.

Chailey Village Hall. Depart.

towards Piltdown Pond

towards Piltdown Pond

Twyford Lane in the Ashdown Forest

Twyford Lane in the Ashdown Forest

Popping out of the top of Cob Lane (25% gradient) just behind us was Oli on a fixie. A fixie on 25% climbs!

Popping out of the top of Cob Lane (25% gradient) just behind us was Oli on a fixie. A fixie on those sorts of gradients!

Almost at our (unofficial) control stop...

Almost at our (unofficial) control stop…

...at Balcombe Tea Rooms

…at Balcombe Tea Rooms

where we had tea and cake and shared our one pen to fill in all the info controls so far

where we had tea and cake and shared our one pen to fill in all the info controls so far

Smiles and miles. Heading towards Staplefield.

Smiles and miles. Heading towards Staplefield.

Only the Mid Sussex Hillier went up the Beacon, but we did it anyway, in memory of a friend.

Only the Mid Sussex Hillier went up the Beacon, but we did it anyway, in memory of a friend.

Arrivee.

Arrivee.

A cheeky pint on the way home.

A cheeky pint on the way home.

 

 

 

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