A comfortable group of 4 joined Gary from Snodland,on a very pleasant morning .An early mechanical when Gary’s mudguard split in half,then it was on to Rochester and out to Upnor where a dog ran out from a field across the road in front of a couple of riders.Fortunately it seemed to know where it was going and disappeared through a hedge undaunted. Onwards again to Cooling where Gary made an impromptu stop in the churchyard,and showed everyone the graves of about 13 infants dating during 1770s ,believed of the same family. He then carried on to the break at Mockbeggar Farm shop near Cliffs Woods,a new group stop,and worth future visits,even having to sit outside. It was then an uneventful return through Rochester and Wouldham. A distance of 30 miles at 12.5 mph and about 1500 ft ascents.