I intended to cycle over (that being my #52Things for the week) but my bike having been in the shed for the last year wasn't road (or bridleway) worthy, so Plan B was to head on foot to a spot on the road between Newhaven and Lewes (C7).
So the cyclists on the Tour of Britain were cycling and I ended up walking. Picnicing on the side of the road while waiting for them to come through. It was a bit of a wait but eventually the police motorbikes came through, stopping traffic and blocking off the numerous lanes leading on the C7.
Finally the five lead bikes came through - followed about 5 minutes later by the first part of the peleton and about another five minutes for the second part of the peleton and a few more minutes until the final rider came through. Great to see even if they do whizz by in a blur of wheels and lycra.
As the road cleared I walked into Southease and across the river to the newest YHA South Downs with a cafe - great stop for tea and cake - looking out from the courtyard to the Ouse and the Downs.
|Courtyard Cafe, South Downs YHA
|Southease Bridge, River Ouse