Where To ride from Ditton to Gravesend 20/12/17

20/12/2017 20:09 | Anonymous member

A good turnout of 17 for the start at Ditton Community Centre,including Steve having come from Deal,and Peter from Wye.Fortunately a mild although damp morning and with Richard leading headed to Gravesend.Firstly going through Aylesford to cross the M2 bridge and into the large Strood estate,where Ralph got a puncture. Carrying on to Higham  then the Lower road to Chalk,and up Thong Lane to Nell’s cafe which always provides good service,value and blow out fry ups.   The return took in a more direct route by going out to Gold Street,where Del left to take an alternative way home,whist the rest carried on to Cuxton,where Richard’s Rear  gear cable snapped,so at Snodland he peeled off,leaving Tony M to lead,intending to do a loop back to Ditton,but very soon Sarah got a slow puncture,so with time getting on,especially for those having distances to travel home,the ride was cut short.By good luck the route passed Tony’s house,so Brigitte who knew the way back took over,and Tony put Sarah’s bike on the back of his car and drove her to Ditton.Thankyou Tony. A ride of 36.3 miles at 12 mph average and approximately 2000 ft ascents.


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