Just a select group of 4 turned up on a cold, foggy and damp morning. The forecast of rain later led to agreement to shorten the planned route. A warm welcome to Angie for her first B+ ride.
Starting off with the climb to Borden followed by the climb of Stockers Hill to Rodmersham warmed us up. Using the quiet lanes to arrive at Faversham to negotiate its streets and make our way out of town to Graveney. A fast run to the coast with it getting noticeably colder. Excellent service in the Forget Me Not cafe taking the option of eating inside. Back out in the cold for a photo shoot on the coast then back wind assisted to Faversham. Having escaped the town, not without the challenge of an unscheduled exploration of an estate, we joined NCR1 to get to Teynham and back to Rodmersham. Retracing our route back to the start we arrived back before the rain picked up avoiding a drenching.
36.5 miles at an average of 13.7 mph with 1750 feet of climbing.
Route on Strava