Another great turnout of 21,this time from East Malling, on a very blustery,but lovely mild sunny morning.Again,because of numbers,it was thought it better to do two separate rides.Ralph stepped forward and took a group of 12 out to Lenham. They went out via East Farleigh and Boughton Monchelsea .then along the Ridge.To add an alternative to the straight road,they tried getting through Sutton Valence,but due to road closures ,had to retrace their steps.Following the break at Lenham,the return route went out to Headcorn,Yalding and Wateringbury,by which time 5 riders had dropped off,and the remainder arrived back at East Malling ,having done 45 Miles at 13 mph average Read more below
Richard led a group of 9 to Otford,going out via West Malling,Borough Green and Ightham.Then carrying on along the Pilgrims Way through Kemsing to the Pond Cafe in Otford village.Sitting in the cafe with the sun shining strongly through the front window,was most pleasant.The return was again uneventful and went to Heaverham,Wrotham,Trottiscliffe,and Birling,before the final leg through estates to East Malling.A distance of 31 miles at about 12 mph average. Matthew Gregory wanted to get extra miles in ,so he cycled home to Ashford.Well done Matthew.!.