This is Rykas Cafe at the base of Box Hill, just where the famous Zig-Zag road comes out near the Burford Bridge Hotel. Rykas has long been a mecca for all types of bikers and trikers, screaming Japanese bikes , chopped Harleys and everything in between. Driving on the A24 on a Sunday afternoon next to Rykas has been an experience in the past with bikes doing wheelies, going at very fast speeds and so on. However the law does show it's face here so things are not quite so mad these days.
After the author H G Wells died in London in 1946, his sons decided to spread his ashes between Dorset and the Isle of Wight. Leaving Poole harbour, the Channel was very choppy bobbing their hired boat, The Diedre, about. They abandoned their original idea, and when abeam Old Harry rock near Swanage, spread his ashes to the wind there instead.
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