I have a weekly ride over to one of my old Customers to deliver eggs. Only 30 or so at a time so small rucksack and on the bike. Slight addition to the "Cackle Berry" machine now as you can see.
It's only 16 miles to the customer but takes in a village called Alfriston. Living on top of it you just pass through it but the village buildings attract a lot of tourists so a couple of views.
Very "Olde Worlde" and initial glance would say it dates from about 1600 but a couple of telltale signs show that some of the current "OLD" buildings are not quite what they seem. Tudor Buildings of the 1600's had a particular type of chimney stack and not many of those in this village- The rooflines and walls are "Too" straight and the brick dimensions are wrong. Quaint little village though all the same and some of the buildings do appear to be original and correct for the supposed age.
But this was a bike ride today- Road south from here goes over the South Downs and I do mean over. But before you go up---You sometimes have to go down.
Just what you want before a stiff climb- a 150ft height loss that has to be climbed again. Central of the pic and to the right you can see that "White Horse" carving I mentioned last time so you can tell I don't ride in too many places- just different routes.