A Group of fifteen gathered in glorious sunshine in Headcorn. Split into two groups we headed for the Footprints Café, Ashford. We headed up Ulcombe, along Crumps Lane before heading down Lenham Road cutting across to Egerton Forstal. This was a very easy route to here but we then had Rocks Hill to climb to Egerton. Despite Alison’s chain coming off all 15 cruised to the top, with considerable ease.
Then via Pluckley we headed down to Bethersden, joining the very busy A28 for a short burst to the Footprints Café. Service a bit slow but good nose bag all the same.
Our intended route was blocked by locked gates so we had to add a mile or so to the scheduled distance. A lovely climb back to Pluckley before a lovely open countryside ride back to Headcorn. 35 miles, 420m climb at 14mph pace. An excellent ride enjoyed by all.