Mystery Where To ride from Paddock Wood. 31/1/18

31/01/2018 16:51 | Anonymous member

A new ,and I think popular starting point saw 10 riders gathering at the Memorial car park,Paddock Wood.Really good to see Allan out again,after a lengthy break.The general idea was to head out in the direction of Ashford,and see where the ride took us.Richard led and with the wind firmly behind and the rain having stopped. it was a brisk outgoing journey on the flat through Marden,Staplehurst,Headcorn and on to Bethersden for the break at the Garden Centre.With perfect timing,the rain started heavily just after we arrived,and on queue stopped just before leaving.The return was a bit more challenging,often into a headwind,but still fairly flattish,to skirt Pluckley and Egerton.On going through Headcorn,Richard Bardsley said he wasn’t feeling great,so he peeled off to catch the train to Paddock Wood.Tony M said that he would give the leader a break and took overThen it was a matter of retracing some of the route.Unfortunately at Marden,due to a road obstruction,Russ and Gary were held up and the group got parted.They made their way back via Pattenden Lane and Laddingford,whilst the main group took a more direct route.So the distances varied between 48.5 and 51 miles at an average of about 14 mph,with only about 900 feet of ascents.

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  • 02/02/2018 08:19 | Anonymous member
    Great route Richard, so pleasing to be a flat one on return!! Thank you. Good to be back.
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