Report by Tony Palmer
The hard overnight frost and mist put this ride, planned by Gary Pearce, in jeopardy; however, eight riders, with a strategy to keep to main roads to avoid ice, warmed up nicely after ascending Wrotham Hill. The group received an unwelcome cold shock, however, as they dipped into a pocket of freezing mist in Valley Road Fawkham. Goggles became misted immediately and Garmins repeatedly warned that the group were off course. Luckily the fog disappeared after Gravesend to reveal a bright blue sky over the Medway Estuary. A distance of 41.25 miles at average of 13.6 mph with ascent of 2,325 feet.