First motorbike ride of the year

The weather is certainly improving now Spring has arrived and yesterday was so nice, it was time for the Old Goat & I to dust of our helmets and meet up with some of our motorbiking friends for lunch in Sussex.

The ride across the Kent & Sussex countryside was really pretty.  The sun was shining and it wasn’t too cold.  We passed lots of lovely old buildings and many pubs along the way.


We arrived at the Green Man in Ringmer after just over an hour of riding, to find that not only were we meeting up with the friends who organised the booking, but they had also invited other friends of ours as a surprise!

I can wholeheartedly recommend eating here; we had a huge tasty Sunday roast with dessert, yum yum.  Very good value for money and nice friendly staff.  Green Man at Ringmer

After catching up with each others news and discussing our plans for a Normandy bike trip, sadly it was time to say goodbye and return home in our different directions 😦

Rape in bloom


The ride home was just as beautiful as the ride out.  The sun was still shining, although a black cloud as we left looked a bit ominous…. It stayed dry and the lighting and scenery couldn’t have been better.