A windy ride from Barming. 28/9/19

28/09/2019 16:10 | Anonymous member

Even before setting off from Barming,Sarah B.V found she had a puncture in her tubeless tyre,so as usual Gary was on hand to help. Unfortunately,not taking into account the gunk liquid inside,which promptly splattered his shorts and the pavement,but unperturbed he fixed it with an inner tube.  Richard then led off with 9 riders and headed down to the river towpath on route to the Maidstone Cycle Fest in the town centre. Getting there was a bit fraught ,taking a very gravelly path,fortunately without punctures,but a few humorous mutterings . (Apologies).The towpath route thereafter was fine,and on arrival at the Fest,Lise,Russell and Chris Bishop were amongst others helping on the stands. Whilst there ,several had a go on the turbo machine ,testing their speed over 30 seconds.The Fast Inters then turned up to further represent the Club.  From there,Richard continued his lead along the towpath to Aylesford,before getting back on the road to Eccles,and over Peters Bridge into a strong headwind  and to the break at the Jungle cafe,Addington.The return was probably the shortest ever,by going through the Kings Hill  estate,where Phil Gerry took the lead for a while,before splitting off,and the remainder carried on along North Pole Road to Barming. A distance of only 25 miles at a very moderate pace,but thankfully without incident.

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