|The Downs Link in Spring.|
A couple of days ago I had a short ride on the Downs Link cycle track. This runs along the bed of the old railway from Guildford in Surrey to Shoreham by Sea. It was pleasant cycling, with bluebells carpeting the woods on both sides and the trees just bursting into leaf. Unfortunately I was not aware that a tunnel had been blocked up and the path diverted over the top. This was made known to me when I tackled the 200yds. at 1 in 5. I know it was that steep because that is the gradient at which the front wheel of my bicycle leaves the ground on each pedal stroke. With the back wheel skidding on the loose gravel it made for quite an interesting climb.
|The bridge on a bridge over the River Arun.|