Headcorn to via Pluckley to Bethersden back via Hothfield

22/07/2017 19:06 | Anonymous member

Ride from Headcorn to Bethersden and around Hothfield, was lead by Allan and attended by 14 Club members.  A 32 mile route with an average pace of 13.8 mph with a climb of 1187 feet.

Thankfully the weather was good to us which naturally puts the quality of any ride a few grades higher.  We headed out of Headcorn and along the very flat Smarden road, up Bedlam to and up one of the rare hills of the day to Egerton.  Up to Pluckley, where the junctions were the usual either nothing doing or chaotic; we experienced both today.

A lovely long down hill to Bethersden, to the Greenways Garden Centre for the usual scoff.  Good food served here.

We then headed along a fantastic cycling road to Hothfield, long flat, pothole free and very quiet.....magic. Today we were honoured to have some high flying cyclists and chatter boxes from the Inters, Martyn and Joseph and along with Dave all had their fix wheel bikes.   Delighted to see you guys and hope to see you again soon. 

We then wiggled our way up our second and last hill of the day back to Pluckley, down and along to the  Egerton Forstal back to Headcorn.

A lovely predominantly flat route around an area which is fantastic to cycle.  But what made it a success was the people who attended, great company and great fun. PS….To have the final word on the topic of Dr Who and the gender change, personally I am delighted!!

Thanks for a lovely day D+ Loyal.


  • 22/07/2017 19:42 | Anonymous member
    Thankyou Allan for a great lead and for choosing a really lovely route.Thoroughly enjoyed it.
    PS Thanks to Tony also for trying to maintain gaps with the biggish group.
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  • 22/07/2017 22:33 | Anonymous member
    Great ride today well done Allan
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