Russell’s great ride from Lenham to Ashford. 7/12/19

07/12/2019 22:13 | Anonymous member

Russell very kindly took over the lead at short notice,with a Lenham start and a group of 8 on a dry morning. .He soon got the legs pumping with Hubbard’s Hill,then onto quiet and often mucky lanes to Stalisfield and the top of Charing Hill and Challock,before the lovely descent of White Hill and into Wye.As usual the railway barrier was shut so everyone heaved their bikes over the bridge, through the ticket office before carrying on to the village. The next challenge was negotiating the new M20 roundabout  at junction 10A,and being given duff information by a workman re cycle path diversions. Having found the correct route however meant slurping through muddy tracks which thankfully led onto a very quiet alternative roads and eventually carrying on to the Environmental cafe at Singleton, The service was very efficient,so the break was quite short. Having already done 24 miles, Russell promised a shorter return,which was uneventful getting back to Lenham via Great Chart and Pluckley. A distance of 39 miles at 12.5 mph average and about 2100 ft ascents. Thankyou as always Russell.

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