From Lenham to Ashford after the rains 30/5/18

30/05/2018 19:09 | Anonymous member

After the horrendous rain of the previous day,8 riders turned up at Lenham,and with the prospect of country lanes being debris strewn,it was decided to stay where possible on “better” roads. Richard led and headed off to Ashford by going through Platts Heath and Monday  Bois to Great Chart. .Just before arriving at the Old Foundry Cafe,Ralph got the only puncture,and walked to the stop.Sarah,who finally finished work this week,insisted on buying  everyone’s breakfast.A lovely thought.Thankyou Sarah. Unfortunately most of the drinks got spilt,when an outside bench almost upturned,due to 3 people sitting on one side and no one on the other side.The cafe staff were great,and provided refills free of charge..The return  went through Hothfield and Westwell and for some reason was far more puddly,with lake type areas around Charing Heath  resulting in virtually everyone’s shoes getting waterlogged.(except Ralph ,who was sensible enough to wear over shoes).It was then finally to Charing Heath ,back to Lenham.A distance of 34 miles at 13 mph average.


  • 30/05/2018 20:37 | Anonymous member
    Thanks for a fantastic ride Richard and a special thanks to Sarah for buying us al lunch.
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  • 30/05/2018 23:09 | Anonymous member
    Thanks Richard another well organised route and Sarah for the lunch
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  • 31/05/2018 08:23 | Anonymous member
    Great ride, perfect timing for my train home. Thanks Sarah for the lunch.
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  • 05/06/2018 17:33 | Anonymous member
    Excellent ride. Thanks Sarah for the lunch. Being a tail ender for the group has its advantages - you can stay back and watch other riders route through deep water, then select the best option to keep your shoes and feet dry.
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