"Having been with the club for over 10 years, I had never been up Vigo hill, the advantage of leading a ride is that you choose the route." Mike lead an inspired group of 6 riders Andy, Ray, Matt, John, Bob and Colin, from Snodland towards Vigo hill on a dry blustery day. Warming up the muscles well, the first hitch - a puncture, 25 minutes later and feeling cold the ride continued. Another 2 miles another puncture another cold delay. There was just enough mileage left before Vigo to prepare, riding from the bottom without stopping the group ascended the hill and were rewarded with a sense of achievement and a flattish ride to Shorne Country Park arriving at 12.30. - 20 miles. The ride back was via Cuxton, the M2 bridge, Wouldham and Snodland. Stats 30 miles, 1800 ft ascent, 12.5 mph, 2 punctures, Vigo Hill and 7 very satisfied riders. Thanks guys.