The first ride of the decade and seven riders set off on a route that promised to work off the Christmas excess. As we made the climb up to Frant two deer appeared from the verges and narrowly missed Phil's wheels; not sure who was more startled. The route to Ticehurst took in a new loop via Stoneygate which we all agreed was one to do again.
After the stop at the Dale Hill golf club the climbing continued and by the time we got back to Brenchley we were all pretty cooked. We covered 37 miles at an average speed of 12.7mph and over 3,300 ft of ascent.