Seven riders congregated at Yalding Station on a sunny but very windy morning. While Ralph fiddled with his front derailleur the group debated possible destinations. Tony Palmer was coerced into leading this ride and, without any route planned, the group headed towards Headcorn.
Keeping to sheltered country lanes the group passed Hunton and crossed over the A229 towards Hawkenbury. Wind assisted, the group soon reached Headcorn and Ralph volunteered to lead on to Lenham. A brief stop at the top of the only hill climbed at Boughton Malherbe provided an excellent backdrop (vista in front of the church) for the customary group snap.
Lunch at the fish & chip shop in Lenham exceeded all expectations. The group began their return via Platts Heath, where Ralph and Rebecca peeled off towards their respective abodes. Tony led the group back into the wind passing through Grafy Green, Headcorn, Frittenden and Staplehurst.
For the record, courtesy of Gary, a distance of 44.6 miles at a respectable 14.1 mph average.