Tim and Rebecca’s “Back in the Fold” ride from Appledore 18/7/18

18/07/2018 19:39 | Anonymous member

A struggle for some getting to the start at Appledore. with an accident at Headcorn and the Tenterden/Appledore Rd closed,but eventually 14 riders turned up . Really good for Tim and Rebecca to join the group and lead the ride. If we thought it would be a nice flat meander around the flat marsh lanes,Tim soon dispelled that idea.Off ,and he took the lead of the lumps up to Kenardington,Orlestone ,Bonnington and into Aldington and the hamlet of Monks Norton.Tim then continued the route by going to Westerhanger and past the old Folkestone race course,then down the steep hill to Botolphs Bridge and the break at Lathe’s Barn,Burmarsh.A nice stop but as it was quite busy it took a long time to get served and back on the bikes again.The return promised to be a lot flatter,and wiggled through a myriad of quiet country lanes sometimes into a fair headwind,to Newchurch and a newly stone chipped road towards Bilsington,with everyone slightly apprehensive about possible punctures,before the final leg through Ivychurch and Brooklands  back to Appledore.  without incident. A distance of 51 miles  at 14 mph average,and 1400 feet ascents.



  • 18/07/2018 22:48 | Anonymous member
    Smashing ride thanks Tim and Rebecca, saved it on my Garmin so I can do it again sometime.
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  • 19/07/2018 13:44 | Anonymous member
    Many thanks to Tim & Rebecca for a very enjoyable ride. It was the first time I have attempted a 50 ride with the club. Hope I did not slow down the group too much!
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  • 25/07/2018 08:12 | Anonymous member
    Great to see Tim & Rebecca again and a really enjoyable day out
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