We started with 11 and by the time we’d dropped in on the Yalding toilets, we were down to 8! We climbed Lughorse Lane, carried on through Chainhurst, round the back of Marden to Sheephurst Lane where we encountered the Easy Riders. Quick chat and we battled the headwind along Sheephurst Lane, attacked the long climb up Pearsons Green Road and on to Brenchley to find the very welcome Grays Café. Impeccable service (total respect and recognition of The Leader awarding them extra Brownie points) and food much appreciated, we set off home via Horsmonden, stopping only for Sarah to buy some local produce for her famous paniers! A good sprint home to avoid the rain, we were back by 1.30 having done spot on 30 miles average 12.7 mph.