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.