Paul was great...and very patient ...as at times I think we were all a bit of a hand full! Great coaching for riding up hills and descending. Altering our positions, not changing gear while we are out of the saddle, what to eat before, during and after the rides, making sure we are using the correct gears etc. A very worthwhile session - our thanks to Paul.
We started off at Goodwood Hotel and rode up Sculpture Park Hill in pairs then across Pilleygreen crossroads and down East Dean hill, here the front section encountered a stampede of deers right across their path. Must have been about 8 deer in total. On down the hill and turning left at the pond, past The Fox and on up Charlton Hill.
All went well and then on down Kennel Hill and we cut through Goodwood estate and back up Sculpture Park hill again.
Here about eight of us said our goodbyes as we had planned on having lunch at The Fox (it was my birthday).
At the pub
The Fox is quickly becoming our HQ. We had a lovely lunch and were joined by our honorary Belles - Malc and Simon.
Eventually leaving for home around 2.30pm a few of us cycled back via East Dean Hill (Malc, Caroline, Mercy and myself) and the remainder cycled along the CW and back via Lavant.
Once again many thanks to all who came out to make this such a fun day and indeed a great weekend!
As from Monday April 2 we will be starting Monday evening rides, starting at 6pm and finishing by 8pm. Details to follow.