Clubrun to Fanny's Farm
Clubrun to Fanny’s Farm
We’ve done this a few times so I thought I’d introduce a new route [see Strava]. A handy group of mixed ability starting off through Lingfield and working our way out through the lanes almost to Oxted before turning towards Tandridge and a few cries of derision at the state of Jackass Lane which is virtually an unmade track these days. First real climb of the day was Tandridge Hill Lane [been wanting to route the clubrun here for weeks!] On to The Ridge before dropping down past Woldingham Station – times I’ve missed the bend and actually ended up in the station!
All the way to the bottom of the Caterham by Pass at Wapses Lodge or Ann Summers as we call it these days. Having collected a few Christmas presents from the staff shop [can anyone hear buzzing?] it was climbing again towards Old Coulsdon with a fast decent of Marpit Lane and Chipstead Valley. The final climb is up Portnalls Road past Elmore Ponds before turning left to drop down to Fanny’s Farm for tea and cakes, where we were joined by Alan McInnes.
We returned via Bletchingley and Outwood Lane were we meet up with Robin Parker whilst mending the inevitable puncture. On the way home we turned onto Brickhouse Lane to sample the new surface on the Evening 10 course -smoooooth!
Special meantion to Mikey Weavers a new member who hasn’t been cycling long and on only his second clubrun does just fine.
Next week Isfield – anyone got a new route?