Brian led six riders from Barming, on a fairly flat route (as claimed by Brian), to Shorne Country Park on a grey but dry day. On the return, Tony announced that Buckland Road was a new route for the group. Brian stated that the reason for this fact would become apparent in about ½ mile. Lockyers Hill is a beast of a climb with 1 in 4 gradient, particularly in damp slippery conditions, and a 4 X 4 insisting right of way. Perhaps, a better challenge for the Summer.
A distance of 40.61 miles at an average of 13.8 mph with an ascent of 2,572 flat feet.