Chantry Hill – South Downs Way
After a long day at work I was back “home” too late to visit Whyee in the Care Home.
At 7:58pm I hopped on my bike to investigate a suspiciously interesting road I’d spotted on my BMW Sat Nav.
As I’m getting more confident, and less bothered by hills it made sense to head north and get away from it all.
Oops, this was no tarmac adventure.
Before I’d even reached Long Furlong Farm the road had deteriorated into two ribbons of concrete.
A few yards beyond the farm it became a chalk track.
Ever onward. I kept exploring hoping to do a big loop, and head home via Angmering.
Instead I fell in behind three Storrington Mountain Bikers who gave me a few tips, and a bit of local knowledge.
My Electra Townie wasn’t quite the best tool for the rough terrain, but an hour after leaving Goring I’d climbed over 610 feet.
My sense of adventure was overtaken by wisdom as I descended back down the very same tracks via Sainsburys.
What a fantastic mini-adventure out amongst Yellowhammers, Sheep, a solitary Brown Hare and numerous sheep and rabbits.
I loved it!