Our first start from the new Sports Ground on Maidstone Road began with just four of us (Paul Brown, Paul Grout, Andy MacKay and Phil Crane) but on our way through Marden we picked up Miranda and Paul Weller. Gorgeous run down to Rye through Frittenden, Benenden, Newenden, Udimore and Winchelsea, with just one puncture (Andy) to slow us down. It was a warm day, so the shady lanes through Beckley Wood were much appreciated. Breakfast at the Cafe on the Quay, where Phil left us to get home early, before continuing back via Warehorne for a welcome drink on the balcony of the new club house (Note to future ride leaders: leader buys a round may become the new tradition). All in all, just under 65 miles with 2650 feet of climbing at an average of about 15.9 mph.