Day 4: Millie’s trip from Newhaven to East Grinstead, raising funds for Arts4Dementia

Click on the thumbnails to see enlargements. In Millie’s own words:

We got into Newhaven late last night, very tired after long day’s ride and long sea crossing. Cycled to Premier Inn, (which was a really clean and spacious hotel room) – and slept like a log! Big Full English breakfast in the morning to set us up for a drizzly day’s cycling which was forecast. There was very low cloud on the coast, and we got completely soaked, but things brightened up – especially as we got to the tea stop where my brother Fergus and Dad were waiting for us with Easter Eggs for everyone! Rococo spreads the LOVE…

Then onto the cuckoo trail – Sustrans Route 21 – a beautiful country track/railway line. Lots more violets, primroses and bluebells, and much wilder and more scenic than the French version. Some very big steep hills too – some off road others on. Had to get off and push several times. Arrived at East Grinstead around 7.30 ready for supper. One of our party decided she had had enough of being wet and went home – she had nothing to prove as she has cycled across America among other rides!

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