Neal’s lead from Marden to Headcorn 23/11/19

23/11/2019 20:27 | Anonymous member

A very dull November morning at Marden, but Neal Welch still gathered in a group of 10 to join him for his lead. A long outward bound journey of 26 miles took them to the break at Headcorn Aerodrome after  some challenging lumps around Brenchley, Horsmonden and Curtisen Green, before  the flatter lanes beyond  Staplehurst and Frittenden. The cafe was very quiet,even though the B group were already there. With rain starting a bit more, Neal maintained a more gentle route along really quiet country lanes ,often quite mucky through Rabbits Cross and Stilebridge back to Marden, which was never quiet with Inci and Sarah B.V ,but  remarkably without any punctures. A distance of 37.3 miles at 13 mph average and 1512 ft ascents..Brigitte however broke that duck when riding alone back to West Malling,but managed admirably to fix it.

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