B+ Ride Report – Allan Brown 9 November 2019

10/11/2019 09:02 | Anonymous member

We had the lot on this ride from Mote Park, very low temperature, fog, then sunshine, dry conditions and even a little rain towards the end.  Seven riders headed to our café stop at Headcorn Airfield.  We headed up Kingsdown and going above the fog covering Maidstone to the lovely sunshine as we headed towards Langley Heath, then across to Kingswood and to a lovely descent of Ulcombe hill.  We then headed East working our way to climb Rock Hill to Egerton.  Once we reached Pluckley that was all the climbing done for this half of the ride.  A lovely flat ride to Headcorn Airfield to the very busy café.   

The second half of the route was a little more challenging in that we had Ulcombe Hill to conquer with café legs!  However, we breezed up this and headed down to Lenham before we had the pleasure of climbing Stede Hill.  The weather did start to change a little with a drop of rain in the air.  However, we cracked on to another lovely descent of Hollingbourne Hill, then along the Pilgrims way to Detling and then down to Mote park to finish.  A great ride enjoyed by all, 43.7 miles, 2325 feet climbing at an average pace of 14.6 mph.

Comments

  • 10/11/2019 13:04 | Anonymous member
    Captain,
    Excellent report.

    "Breezed".
    More like "puffed".

    Many thanks

    Brigadier
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