A very windy ride to Sheppey 22/3/17

22/03/2017 18:53 | Anonymous member

The weather forecast was not good,but 7 still turned up at Chestnut Street,including Bob Elliott out again after his bike accident a few weeks ago.Richard led on a very traditional route to Queenborough.With strong winds,fortunately mainly behind,it was a country lane journey,which involved a road closure ,near Rainham,because of a lorryload of fly tipping rubbish all across the lane.Then over the Sheppey Bridge,with cross winds and raining ,before reaching Queenborough for a quick sightseeing view of the waterfront,and the ornithogists amongst the group,detailing the wading birds..The Klondyke cafe was beckoning,and was as good as ever.The head and side winds going back over the Swale,were really challenging,but at least it had stopped raining.A shorter route back via Iwade  ad a distance of 28.5 miles at about 12 mph average.

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