Brighton & Hove Clarion Cycling Club  



29 July 2004

Dear fellow members and friends

You’ll have had Chris’s report on the previous ride – complete with the good news about Sheila.

Next rides.

Sunday 1 August ‘Back of the Downs’ ride from Hassocks

Details of route in previous circular. C 20 miles – pretty easy terrain. The weather forecast is excellent – sunny spells and 0% chance of rain. We’ll probably stop at one of the pubs (perhaps two). But bring sandwiches in case.

Catch the 9 40 from Brighton station or meet at Hassocks station at 9 55

Sunday 15 August - Glynde – Framfield – Glynde c 24 miles. This is a country lane route without any ‘off road’ bits. Points of interest en route include the village of Laughton with its attractive old church, and on the way back, probably a couple of fields of llamas behind Glyndbourne plus right at the end Glynde Place. Near Framfield we will pass by (quite quickly!) the estate of the well-known local resident – Mr van Hoogstraten

Catch 10 14 from Brighton station or meet at Glynde Station at 10 35.

On TV this coming Monday – 2 August

If you have BBC4 you might like to take a look at one or more of the 3 programmes they’re doing for their ‘Cycling Night’ At 8 30 is Alan Bennett’s 1972 play A Day Out. This is set on the eve of World War I. I can’t remember whether the Clarion is mentioned – but the ambience is much the same. At 9 20 A Sunday in Hell is a classic documentary by the Danish director Jorgen Leth about the 1976 Paris-Roubaix race (aka ‘The Hell of the North’ – the one with all those cobbles). Brilliantly made. As is the 2003 animation by Sylvain Chomet – Belleville Rendez-Vous which was on at the Duke of Yorks not so long ago. That’s at 11.05

Hope to see you on Sunday – or on 15th.




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