D ride: Staplehurst to Yalding

30/05/2018 23:16 | Anonymous member

A group of nine ladies (welcome to Sarah M, on her first D ride) and three chaps (felt like we gatecrashed a hen party), set off from Bell Lane Staplehurst, on what turned out to be a very hot day. We initially trundled off westwards, took a wrong turning that went unnoticed , but still ended up on the Maidstone Road SW of Marden. We stopped for a drink after ascending Yew Tree Green Road. The fast descent took us to Pearsons Green Road, after heading westwards for 3/4 of a mile , we took Willow Lane , and headed north through the lanes to our lunch stop at Teapot Island. Good fast service as usual. After the break we headed towards Yalding , ascending Kenward Road and the mucky Small Profits. We stuck to the ridge before a hairy descent of Westhill Road. We crossed A229 into Butt Green Lane , taking an assortment of wiggly lanes back towards Staplehurst, with a sprint to the lights. Back to Bell Lane with a distance covered of 31.2 miles at an average speed of 12.4 MPH


  • 31/05/2018 08:26 | Anonymous member
    Thanks Brian, for leading with your harem of lovely ladies..How did you manage to keep any form of control.? Looks like a lovely ride.
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