4 of us gathered at the Marden Sports club, marking a little territory in one of the car park spaces.
Then, amidst a sizeable gathering of other riders, off we set - destination Whitstable.
Passing through Staplehurst we shared some road with Amici who were off to Seasalter, although our routes differed soon after.
We were then "treated" to a spattering of gravel sections that was a wee bit sketchy but thankfully we all got through unscathed.
One of the significant climbs of the day took us up towards Charing before dropping down towards Faversham. Ah, Faversham! As we passed through traffic was already building due to other road closures which featured more significantly on the return leg.
The flats from Faversham to Whitstable saw the pace pick up a little leading us to the Umbrella Cafe. Coffee, cold drinks and good food later off we set to venture home.
Faversham this time was truly suffering with traffic and so we weaved our way through the jams before spending what seemed to be a long, deceptively gentle but drawn out climb back up towards Lenham.
Once over the M20, the taps were gradually opened and we all picked up the pace as the Sports Club beckoned.
A great steady ride was finished off with a welcome drink and wind-down at the Sports Club.