A nice morning greeted 16 riders,some of whom had cycled quite distances to the start,ie Ian Alcock,and Ian Johnson. Due to some riders having to get back early,it was decided to take a leisurely ,short ride to Lullingstone Country Park. With Richard leading mainly,the route was quite traditional along the Pilgrims Way,before Heaverham and Otford. Thereafter to get a bit more miles in,the ride looped to Dunton Green,before returning to Shoreham and the break,and the chance to sit outside in the sunshine.The return went to Eynsford where Ian A peeled off to return to Dartford,and everyone else started the longish haul up Knatts Valley,before the descent back onto the Pilgrims Way and finish. Tony Palmer asked if anyone wished to join him for a climb up Vigo Hill,but met with a very muted response so off he went alone,and later reported that he did it without getting off. Well done Tony.The actual ride was only 25.5 Miles at a moderate 12.5 mph average with about 1780 feet ascents,without any incidents.