(just when you thought it was safe to go back on the B roads....!)
And so it came to pass that on a beautiful Friday afternoon in April, a group of
TFers met at the Grasshopper Inn just outside Westerham to undertake a ride-out hopefully
ending at a pub somewhere near East Grinstead. The problem was that our only clue
as to how to arrive at the pub was to plot our route by using the fiendishly confusing
and utterly diabolical tulips as navigational aids!!
Initial briefing over, and so we
All tulips and mileages were given
in a handbook, so it was easy to
plot our progress - although of
course we had no idea where
we actually were!!
The turn right SP Tonbridge Bough Beech visitor centre on right (tea and loo stop)
seemed too good to miss, and so the TF’s and some very strange looking TF’s all came
to a halt at the tea room for a short break.
And away we went again!
The next stop on our circuit of places I’ve never been to before was the Ice Cream
van in Ashdown Forest! More stretching of legs and chatting about how brilliantly
we had done having found our way here without getting lost once...........(sorry
- no pics, I was eating an ice-cream.....)
More lefts and rights through Colemans Hatch (any relation to Brands? - presumably
a brother?) and West Hoathly before the last short dash to the finishing line and
the Old Dunnings Mill pub in Donnyngesfeld.
The TF’s line up again at the Old Dunnings Mill
Dad - I’m hungry...!! Ladies chat.........
Did I leave the oven on? Take your picture for
a fiver, mister?
The hungry travellers raced into the pub and found a table or two. Food was on the
way, the staff said. And after a short wait, the table was groaning with cheese ploughman’s,
ham egg and chips and a variety of other fine fare. All ate until stuffed..!!
After hearty farewells, it was off home - to Kent, Surrey and Hampshire and other
places in the south east.
Congratulations to Paul and Rob for organising an excellent day - great roads (aren’t
they so much better than motorways!), good food and good company.
Joan and I look forward to many more Bunny Blasts and other events run for the TFers
(and the South East Region, and the main MGCC, and..........).