John led six of us from Aylesford on a blustery Saturday;
Through Ditton, East Malling, Kingshill then DOWN Butcher’s all the way
UP to Spadeworks at Offham where we had a fantastic break
Before riding through Ryarsh and Birling, digesting the cake.
Some had even tasted the cafe’s amazing flapjack,
Which clearly improved our cadence on the way back.
We didn’t lose anyone! Despite Inci’s GPS having its own idea,
She stayed with us, admiring the bluebells which had begun to appear.
The sun shone over Peter’s Village as we pedalled up the ridge
Before speeding back to Aylesford over the medieval bridge.
A lovely ride but an incident at Ditton gave us quite a scare;
Alison was downed by a pedestrian who crossed without due care.
Luckily no damage was done and we finished the ride all smiles,
Having averaged 12.2 mph, climbed 1,743 ft and completed 31 miles.