Russell’s ride from Lenham to Rodmersham 10/3/18

10/03/2018 19:49 | Anonymous member

A dryish morning ,and Russell led a group of 6 from Lenham,and headed off on a fairly lumpy  and looping ride to Rodmersham. It was quickly onto the first incline of Hubbard’s Hill,with snow still adorning the verges.Carrying On at the top to Stalisfield Green,and the narrow lanes and general descent to Painters Forstal,then the puff up to Village.before crossing the M2 to Lewson Street and the A2 Teynham,Tonge and Bapchild  to the stop at the post office cafe at Rodmersham Green,a most welcomed break.Afterwards,Russell continued the circular route and undulations  to Tunstall, Milstead and Wormshill with heavy skies and numerous puddles.Near the top of Stede Hill,Allan and Jonathan sped off ahead  whilst the others stopped for a photo shoot in the snow.Unbeknown,the road ahead was closed and Allan and Jonathan took a diversion,to Doddington  doing 40 Miles whilst the others went through the barriers and arrived back sooner having done 38.8 miles and  2350 ft ascents,

Thankyou Russell for a really lovely ride.


  • 10/03/2018 22:31 | Anonymous member
    Thank you for the route today Russell and of course Happy Birthday Richard. Many happy returns.
    Reference the 7.5 mile detour from Stead Hill .... we were informed that there was no way through the baracade, the one you guys penetrated with ease! So we cycled back to the junction very surprised not to have met up so Jonathan and I assumed you guys took the diversion! So we followed the guy we met in Wormshill, who said the quickest way to Lenham was via Doddington. The route was as you said muddy, Jonathan’s face is the evidence. But we loved it all the same lol.
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  • 14/03/2018 21:39 | Anonymous member (Administrator)
    Thanks for the write up Richard. The main group did 32.75 miles with 1877 feet of climbing at an average of 12.1 mph.

    The route on Strava was:
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