MW Ride - Harrietsham / Lenham to Graveney 20th September 2017

20/09/2017 19:33 | Anonymous member (Administrator)

Another sunny September morning and 11 turned up minus Richard who had gone whale watching (or was it seal watching?) off Sandwich.  Russell proposed a ride to Headcorn which was out voted for an alternative trip to Seasalter and the sea.   Attempting to reverse a recent B+ ride Russell led out through Lenham and Charing Heath for a new climb for many of Hart Hill.  On past the Bowl Inn to Stalisfield Church with a few hesitations to reach Throwley and Selling.  At Brenley, opting to avoid a detour through Boughton Street and Herne, we met the challenge of the Brenley Corner roundabout to eventually take the 3rd exit to Graveney.  The Freewheel at Graveney was crowded, it being their Wednesday 'Bus Pass' day resulting in us taking menu choices other than breakfast items.  The Chowder fish soup was enjoyed by some, a recommendation for another visit? After the break Russell abdicated his lead with Ralph offering to lead us back to Lenham.  Sadly Lisa did not bget to the seaside at Seasalter.  Picking up NCR1 in Faversham to turn off it to meet the A2 just before the joining the Faversham Road  which presented us with a long and slow incline to Doddingtion.  We then took the mucky and challenging climb of the Old Lenham Road to rejoin the Faversham Road before descending the downs to Lenham.  Ralph peeling off in Lenham for his ride home leaving 10 of us to return to Dickley Lane and our cars.  

38.6 miles at an average of 12.1 mph with 2372 feet of climbing

Route on Strava

Comments

  • 20/09/2017 20:42 | Anonymous member
    Well done Russ and Ralph.Looks like you tested the legs well and truly.Makes my boat trip from Sandwich seem very sedate.Even the seals looked bored. Thanks for the report Russ.
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