Seven riders set out from Mote Park including Nick who was new to the group. We followed the D+ group out of the park at Willington Street and through Downswood and Otham towards Lenham. A climb up Hubbards Hill and along the lovely long stretch of road to Painters Forstal and our café break at Brogdale fruit farm just outside Faversham. Luckily the only rain we encountered all day was whilst we in the café. Return was through damp quiet lanes to Stalisfield Green and across the A20. At the bottom of Hollingbourne hill we met up with the D+ group again who were repairing their second puncture of the day. Along the Pilgrims Way to Detling and returning to Mote Park via Bearsted. Nick, our newest recruit then had the prospect of a ride back to Goudhurst with menacing dark skies overhead. A distance of 44 miles at an average speed of 13.9mph and a total ascent of 2585 feet.