The Kings Quay

12th May 2019

Meeting at 611KR for 9am (please arrive quietly out of respect for the local residents, thank you), we’ll have a pre-ride brief at 9.30 sharp (gates will close at this time) and then wheels rolling at 10am. As always, we will be enforcing our policy of no briefing - no ride, so please arrive on time, with a full tank, to avoid disappointment.

Heading out of London on some well-trodden routes for C&F, we’ll then get to ride & play on some of the best roads in the south before reaching our final destination in the quintessentially British village of Bosham, with its picturesque Quay.

Bosham Quay is steeped in history ,having been inhabited since Roman times, was the birth place of King Harold 2nd (of Battle of Hastings 1066 fame), features in the Magna Carta and where Canute the Great was alleged to have commanded the waves to ”go back”. It is also heavily rumoured that King Harold was buried in Bosham, as opposed to the history books recording his final resting place as Waltham Abbey.

All of that said it’s the ride itself that we all look forward to; with the winding country roads of the South Downs National Park taking us through numerous quaint villages and, I hope, putting a wide grin on all of our faces.

For the machines with the smaller tanks (and only for these machines please in order to avoid delaying the entire group) we will be stopping for fuel after 38 miles, before then riding on for a further 10 minutes to our planned coffee stop at a wonderful 400 year old pub overlooking a village green. Suitably refreshed we will then fire up those big v-twins again for the ride on to Bosham Quay.

After a total mileage of 86 miles , the ride will end in the public car park by Bosham Quay (remember to bring some loose change if your planning on parking up and having a walk around and/or lunch). In the surrounding area there are a number of great places for lunch including The Bosham Inn (01243 575027), the Berkeley Arms (01243 573167), The Anchor Bleu ( 01243 573956) and The Crown & Anchor (01243 781712).

Ray Campbell - C&F Road Captain