Lenham to Ashford on 30th June - Report by Allan Brown

01/07/2018 11:14 | Anonymous member

An absolutely beautiful day for a ride, 23 degrees as we set off and a little more by the end. Four turned for the ride at Lenham, with a new member to this group, Billy Edwards normally an Inters rider.  

We set off to Headcorn up via Liverton Street, down the steephill along the Headcorn road. This part of the ride was very down and flat and this was the route character until we reached Rock Hill Road.  A little pulse raiser to the top, Billy had a mechanical problem so that was nice to get the breath back.  Problem solved off to Betheresden via Pluckley, again mainly down and flat.

Our café stop was at Footprints Café at the Singleton Environment Centre.  Lovely place with good food and service. Worth a visit.

 A slight uphill route back heading towards Great Chart and up to Hothfield and up to Pluckley. Down towards Charing, but cut along left to Charing Heath with the intentions to get to Sandway, but I got a little disorientated (ie I got lost!).  But on hand was Russell, to bail me out.  Got a few words from Tony who was very quick to reduce my marks for the overall lead.  

We all got home safe and well with smiles on our faces, 38 miles, 14.8 mph and 508m climb.  Good ride, good weather and even better company.

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