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Departure Lounge Nr Alton 

As the NHS ride of respect has been postponed for now, instead I’ll lead a ride to The Departure Lounge Cafe, Basingstoke Rd, Alton GU34 4BH on the A339. 

 

As Newlands Cnr. has become so chaotic I thought we'd try somewhere else nearby. So we'll meet at the Shell & Waitrose Garage, Portsmouth Rd, Send, Woking GU23 7JY.

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Once you've fuelled up and grabbed a nice coffee and perhaps a bacon pastry we'll meet round the back in the garage entrance off Clandon Road from 10.30. 

 

Heading off at 11.00 we'll ride firstly on the A3 then A31 to Farnham where we’ll pause at the BP Garage, A31 Farnham By-Pass, GU9 8AS, for a second pick-up point around 11.25.

 

Riding on using country lanes which will, no doubt, provide a few bumps and pot holes, we'll arrive at The Departure Lounge about 12.30 for lunch. 

A total of 50 miles in 90 minutes so as we won’t be hurrying we’ll wait for the back markers etc to catch up if they get held up. 

 
Steve Whitmore