A lovely ride from Staplehurst to Bodiam 25/11/17

25/11/2017 19:45 | Anonymous member

A really cold,clear sunny and dry start from Staplehurst,with Russell taking the lead with a group of 10.Looking at the route map and ascents graph seemed a bit daunting for some,but with a few nervous laughs ,Russ set off and headed to Bodiam..Starting off on the flat to Curtisden Green,before  the lumps started near Goudhurst.Continuing on then along the Glassenbury Road to Hartley and Benenden to Iden Green,and the very picturesque landscape entering Sussex.After 18 Miles the break was reached at the Hub cafe ,Bodiam,with great views of the castle in the distance.Further climbs awaited on the return,and Russ took his flock out to Northiam and back into Kent at Newenden. and it’s ancient road bridge.It was then onto Rolvenden ,Benenden again to Sissinghurst,before the final leg back on the flat again to Frittenden and Staplehurst.A distance of almost 40 miles at about 12 mph average.  Thanks Russ for a great ride.

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