Jonathan led 4 riders out of Lenham with Keith feeling a little delicate after a visit to the pub the night before. It was another lovely sunny day with hardly any wind and it didn't take long to blow the cobwebs away. We took the roads to the south of the M20 skirting Egerton, Pluckley, and Bethersden before looping round Ashford and arriving at Smeeth via Mersham.
After an enjoyable stop at the Blue and White cafe we climbed gradually through Brabourne and onto Wye. From there we headed to Westwell where Tony had to make an emergency stop at the accommodating Wheel Inn - not for a pint of beer. We passed through Charing village and made our way back to Lenham via Charing Heath Rd and Lenham Heath Rd. We covered 46 miles at an average of 14.9 mph and 2,300ft of climbing through some splendid countryside.