Another joint group ride from Snodland 16/12/17

16/12/2017 15:34 | Anonymous member

My sincere thanks to Tony for stepping in at the last moment to lead the joint ride.Darren  on his brand new belt driven bike,had volunteered for the D Group also at short notice,but with only 12 turning up at Snodland,it was decided to do a Group cycle. On a cold,but gloriously sunny morning,with more than a hint of frost and icy puddles about,Tony took the group on a figure of 8 route.By the time they reached Peters Bridge,the only puncture of the day had befallen Roger,but with Gary on hand,no problem.The delay enabled Richard Byatt,who didn’t make the start on time to catch up.Tony then went off along the bottom road to the M 2 bridge at Borstal,before returning via the upper road to Burhsm and then onto the Lower Bell and Sandling.The new cycle path from the Malta to Aylesford,avoiding the very busy Forstal Road,was well appreciated.It was intended to make the stop at the Hilltop cafe,East  Malling,but on arrival it was rammed,so plan B was the Jungle cafe,Addington.On arrival the Easy riders+ were just leaving,so the timing was good.Coming out later,with thickening clouds,Tony maintained the loop ,firstly through  Trottiscliffe before Ryarsh and Birling,by which time,riders were starting to peel off.Arriving back at Snodland with only 7 having done 30 Miles at 11.8 mph average with 1888 feet climbing.Thankyou Tony  Great ride.


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