No hills ride from Yalding to Headcorn

29/03/2017 17:46 | Anonymous member

A dull  day and moderate wind  greeted 17 riders at Yalding,not including the 6 who went out on their weekly ride to Brenchley .  Richard led,saying that he would do a  flat, big loop ride to get to Headcorn aerodrome,which was met with approval. The way out took them through Hunton,Lambs Cross and a lot of country lanes to Headcorn village and Smarden,to the break.The cafe was empty,just as well as the usual lady serving was on her own when we invaded.She actually smiled at the end for a change,so 10 out of 10 for her efficiency.The way back continued the clockwise direction,to Watermans Quarter skirting  Frittenden ,Staplehurst and Marden. Onward to Laddingford,where the road to Yalding was shut,so a diversion to  East Peckham and Hale Street,where Andy,the rear marker unfortunately had the only puncture of the day,and got stranded as no one in front knew,until we got back to the station. Gary and Russ then went off and found Andy,so panic over. A longer distance than normal of 44.5 miles averaging 14.4 mph,over the flat roads.


  • 30/03/2017 15:34 | Anonymous member
    Another terrific route Richard, nothing wrong with a bit flat! Thank you.
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