Thursday, December 04, 2008

Inside the M25 - 30 November 2008

Rural trafficOne tends to think that Greater London fills the area inside the M25 but it is really quite surprising how much greenbelt and countryside can be found on the inside.

One of the many puddlesOne of the members of the South East Area MGF Owners Club set out to devise a “country lanes” run entirely within the M25, so that seemed an interesting way to spend a day seeing a very different area of England quite close to home.

After meeting the other drivers for a coffee at Hooley we set of meandering along lanes and country roads for nearly 50 miles Creating a splashuntil we reached the Epsom Downs Racecourse and the finish at the Rubbing Down Pub.

Although we went through a number of small settlements and villages, the route only used an ‘A’ road once, and then only for 0.7 miles: it was quite an achievement.

ReindeerThe rest-break stop was at a Garden Centre which just happened to be having their ‘Reindeer Day’ complete with Santa’s Grotto et al. It was surprising that there were any car parks to be had, the place was very busy with Mums, Dads and kids

The Rubbing Down PubUnfortunately the weather was not on our side and there were a number of small ‘lakes’ we had to negotiate in the hollows. Coupled with the mud from the overnight rain the cars were very filthy by the time we arrived at the pub.

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