Guernsey Bicycle Group coastal path evening ride on 18 June 2013

June 25th, 2013 by Richard Lord

Ian Brown led the Guernsey Bicycle Group summer evening ride on 18 June 2013 beginning at The Beach House overlooking L’Ancresse beach and following the coastal path west towards the setting sun.

Guernsey Bicycle Group cyclists follow the coastal path along the north coast of Guernsey towards the setting sun (click image to expand - ©RLLord)

Guernsey Bicycle Group cyclists follow the coastal path along the north coast of Guernsey towards the setting sun (click image to expand – ©RLLord)

The group cycled around the Mont Cuet landfill and entered the coastal path ablaze on both sides with broad areas of bright yellow sea radish.

Hilary Richardson negotiates the narrow coastal path surrounded by fields of sea radish (click image to expand - ©RLLord)

Hilary Richardson negotiates the narrow coastal path surrounded by banks of sea radish (click image to expand – ©RLLord)

Guernsey Bicycle Group co-founder and former Forest Deputy Francis Paul who turned 80 this year regularly enjoys the summer evening rides as well as leading one of the bicycle rides around his home parish. Sheila Cataroche and Allister Carey are also regularly participants.

Francis Paul, Sheila Cataroche and Allister Carey cycle along the coastal path along Guernsey's north coast (click image to expand - ©RLLord)

Francis Paul, Sheila Cataroche and Allister Carey cycle along the coastal path along Guernsey’s north coast (click image to expand – ©RLLord)

The cyclists followed the coast alongside Ladies Bay and Grand Havre to the Rousse Tower before heading inland.

Members of the Guernsey Bicycle Group cycle along the coastal path surrounded by yellow sea radish (click image to expand - ©RLLord)

Members of the Guernsey Bicycle Group cycle along the coastal path surrounded by yellow sea radish (click image to expand – ©RLLord)

By the Rousse Tower the GBG cyclists stopped for a quick photo in the evening light.

Some members of the Guernsey Bicycle Group who enjoyed the summer evening ride led by Ian Brown on 18 June 2013 (click image to expand - ©RLLord)

Some members of the Guernsey Bicycle Group who enjoyed the summer evening ride led by Ian Brown on 18 June 2013 (click image to expand – ©RLLord)

Ian Brown mentioned some of the interesting historical and geographical facts about L’Ancresse and the north coast of Guernsey.

Ian Brown (centre in yellow reflective jacket led the 18 June 2013 Guernsey Bicycle Group summer evening ride through some of scenic northern Guernsey locations (click image to expand - ©RLLord)

Ian Brown in yellow reflective jacket) led the 18 June 2013 Guernsey Bicycle Group summer evening ride through some of scenic northern Guernsey locations (click image to expand – ©RLLord)

GBG summer evening rides provide a wonderful social occasion and a great opportunity to explore Guernsey’s more scenic and idyllic locations.

Happy Guernsey Bicycle Group summer evening ride cyclists (click image to expand - ©RLLord)

Happy Guernsey Bicycle Group summer evening ride cyclists (click image to expand – ©RLLord)

Bicycle riders feel at one with their environment enjoying good views from the vantage of a bicycle seat.

Guernsey Bicycle Group summer evening riders surrounded by sea radish follow the leader (click image to expand - ©RLLord)

Guernsey Bicycle Group summer evening riders surrounded by sea radish follow the leader (click image to expand – ©RLLord)

The north coast bicycle riders enjoyed the perfume of summer flowers and the fresh sea breeze, the twitter of bird song and the lap of waves, and the occasional waft of the smell of barbecued food.

L'Ancresse golf course bathed in summer evening light on 18 June 2013 (click image to expand - ©RLLord)

L’Ancresse golf course bathed in summer evening light on 18 June 2013 (click image to expand – ©RLLord)

Guernsey Bicycle Group summer evening rides delightfully reveal unique aspects of Guernsey’s landscape.

A young cyclist enjoys a ride along L'Ancresse Beach in the summer evening sunshine on 18 June 2013 (click image to expand - ©RLLord)

A young cyclist enjoys a ride along L’Ancresse Beach in the summer evening sunshine on 18 June 2013 (click image to expand – ©RLLord)

The ride ended where it began at The Beach House where the bicyclists had another opportunity to see the golden rays of the sun bathe the peaceful L’Ancresse beach and golf course.

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