Off we went, Alban Way, Oaklands, House Lane and up past Nashe’s Farm, and round through Symondshyde Woods. We followed a path through the church yard and out into a lovely little green with a play area. Hmm, leader now had no idea where she was, but made a good guess, and we popped out at the Open Studio just as the door opened. And yes, it turned to indeed be that Bluemel, the cycle accessories manufacturer!
We enjoyed our visit, we bought artwork and we turned for home. More uphill, bike needed to lean against a sign to rest after the effort. Back to Sandridge via Nomansland, and there we parted company to make our separate ways home.
This was a fairly arduous ride, October will be shorter, slower and flatter.