Dry and not freezing Wrotham start on Spring Equinox day. 21/3/18

21/03/2018 16:58 | Anonymous member

At last ,It felt like a bit of warmth had penetrated the endless clouds of late,and 11 still fairly well togged up riders ventured off from Wrotham in the dry and temperatures above freezing,which suited Angie and Mick who have just come back from  cycling in India. Richard led and did a fairly traditional ride out to the cyclo cafe at Westerham. The route went to Otford and the lanes past Chevening,mostly against the wind,but quite sunny,There were plenty of other cycling groups around,so the hibernation looks to be coming to an end. The cafe has been altered inside to provide more seating,and apparently we were the first group to stop there this year,but hopefully the business will pick up now. The return was partly the same,but diverted to Chipsted  and Dunton  Green then Otford to Heaverham  before returning to the Pilgrims Way .and Wrotham. A distance of 30 miles,at 13 mph average,and 1800 ft of climbing,without any problems. except having to negotiate so many darned potholes!.

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