January EOM Ride Out
January 28, 2024 @ 9:00 am - 4:00 pm UTC+0
To kick the year off in style, this months’ ride courtesy of Steve Littler, is a winters delight down to ‘sunny’ Chichester and lunch at Goodwood.
Sunday 28 January 2024 – pre-ride briefing at 09:15 for departure by 09:30
Return is anticipated approximately by 16:00 Meeting Point: Outside “Pets at Home” Sevenoaks Retail Park, Old Otford Road, Sevenoaks TN14 5EW
Closest Petrol Station: Sainsbury’s – adjacent to meeting point
Pre-ride coffee/tea: McDonald’s – adjacent to meeting point
Lunch stop: Goodwood Aerodrome Café, Goodwood Motor Circuit, Chichester PO17 0PH
End Point: McDonald’s, East Grinstead, RH19 1ET
We will be making our way down and into the South Downs for Lunch at Goodwood, using B roads and minor A roads.
The return ride will finish at East Grinstead, again using mainly B and minor A roads.
There will also be a morning and afternoon fuel stop enroute.
Total distance is about 150 miles.
** New and Recent members – remember please you will need to have had your Initial Assessment Ride with an Instructor to attend this and any other club riding activities
** All members please carry your membership card on this and all club activities
There are no restrictions on how many can join the ride, but we ask that you please register by emailing the ride leader. See details below.
As with all Group Ride Outs, please note that if the overnight temperature is forecast to be below 3C degrees at the ride start point, the ride out will be cancelled automatically. There will not normally be a second notification if this is the case.
One of the riders will need to Back-Mark so any volunteer for this please advise the ride leader when you register for the ride. If you have an orange Hi-Viz please bring it with you, or one may be provided on the day, or dependant on the size of the group an alternative marker may be agreed.
Please make sure you are fully conversant with the rules of the “BACK-MARKER SYSTEM“. Following these correctly is vital to the smooth running of the day and reduces the risk of losing someone or everyone. Details of the BM system are on our Southernriders.org website. If you’re unsure on the day, ask one of the attending Ride Leader. They will be more than happy to clarify any issues you have.
If you wear hi-viz, please ensure it is not Orange as this is reserved for the ‘back-marker’ during our ride-outs. We appreciate you may normally wear an orange hi-viz whilst riding. However, some find it confusing when in the middle of the group to see two or more riders with the orange hi-viz. So, in an effort to avoid confusion and markers leaving their post prematurely ONLY the back-marker is to wear orange hi-viz. Thank you