On a mild,dull but dry morning , a group of 8 joined Richard on a looping route from Aylesford to Borough Green. Starting off , going in the opposite direction to the bottom of Blue Bell Hill , then along the Pilgrims Way to the M2 bridge before returning through Wouldham and over Peters Bridge before Birling and Trottiscliffe to a new cafe stop at Sweet Memories cafe in Borough Green. On sitting down, the England cricket team would have been proud of Neal who knocked into a shelf with a lovely China cup on which fell, but miraculously he managed to catch it before it hit the floor. Following a fairly lengthy stop, it was a quicker route back to Aylesford , via Crouch and West Malling with John C getting the only puncture of the day. A distance of 32 miles and 2050 ft ascents at a very average speed.