Greater London Riders

Head for the South Downs

Ryka's was busy - but not too many bikers

Is it Jack or is it Jill?

On what I read has been the coldest spring since 1986, the weather took a welcome return to what we'd hope for at this time of year. A perfect riding day to look forward to.

Vi Schooz had arranged a GLR run and it was heading our way, with a 10:15 meet time at everyone's favourite biker's cafe Ryka's. Most of the group had met a little earlier at Roehampton. Ryka's allowed us to get the helmets off have a chat and a coffee before we hit the road skirting Dorking and heading off through the Surrey Hills.

There were twelve bikes in total, the bikes being as diverse as the riders. On the run Diane Martins on her Triumph. Diane has moved to London from Toronto, I think this may have been her first foray into Sussex.

Sam Velo was riding his Royal Enfield Meteor which looked great in the bright yellow. Sam has loads of biking experience but he's enjoying the more laid back approach of the little cruiser.

We headed down to Wisborough Green and then headed east on the A272 where we detoured on Toby Smith's advice and headed for The Chalet. A small but popular biker's cafe just south of Cowfold.

The goal was to get the views from the car parks on The Downs. First Jack and Jill Windmills then onto Devil's Dyke where Vi was rewarded with her ice cream - she really deserved it.

Also on the run, Henry, Graham, Max, Dave, Rob, Daniel, Nilesh  Graham.