The first sanctioned Midweekers club ride since lockdown, and Russell organised an away day ride. On an extremely hot day, five riders drove to Hawkhurst, but then decided to cut the ride a bit shorter ,so drove again to Staplecross,in Sussex and started the ride. Going out through quite hilly country lanes,it became quite challenging even before the slightly cooler breezes of the coast at Hastings and a stroll onto the pier. It was then onto the promenade through to Bexhill for a beach side cafe stop. After ,Russell led onto NCR2 off-road to Pevensey,where at the end of the path,one of the riders had the misfortune to collide with a low bollard,fortunately only sustaining slight injury,but scratches etc to his carbon framed bike. Inevitably some hills then had to be climbed on the return,with even hotter weather,but all returned safely,tired and parched back to Staplecross,and the luxury of air conditioned cars. At distance of only 33 miles,and 2000 ft ascents,which was more than enough on the day. Thanks Russ for a great route.