Timed ride up the Box Hill zig zags.

Six left Molesey, two turned back early and one was lost. We climbed the hill past Polesdon Lacey and at the top I turned around and went back to find the last rider, but he was gone. I can only assume he returned home, I hope so. I you were that last rider then let me know what happened.

We then went on to climb the zig-zags up Box hill. This is the first time I have timed myself up the climb on my summer bike. From the T-junction to the Tea room took a disappointing 7 minutes 3 seconds. I say disappointing as being so close to getting under 7 minutes is just irritating. I was however following the sage advice from Fat Cyclist and I could not have gone any faster. Then off over Box hill and down Pebble Coombe at the bottom of which we had to do running repairs to one bike whose pedal was coming loose and had a crossed thread. Thank you to the man who was cutting his hedge and lent us an oil can.

Then off again to the Blu Moon Cafe for breakfast and then a fast run back to Molesey via Leatherhead and Cobham.

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