John Blakeley reported that he led a group of six from Lenham. The three Johns’ on the ride were joined by Sarah, Neal and Anthony. Early on in the ride Anthony suggested a detour through a new housing estate at Lenham but John B thought this might confuse the bike sat nav, not to mention also confusing himself!
The route through Ulcombe, Hawkenbury, Lashenden to the coffee stop at Headcorn Aerodrome followed many pleasant and quiet country lanes. Leaving the aerodrome the route continued via Headcorn, Egerton and Lenham Heath back to the start point. On what was a mostly sunny day the group enjoyed the generally quiet country lanes and the slight incline here and there.
On arriving back at Lenham it was realized by John B that the average speed of the ride was 13mph and he apologized for exceeding the guidelines.
A distance of 30 miles, average speed 13mph and elevation 1139ft.