Despite a rather grey day, it was unseasonably mild with very little wind and thankfully no rain, making ideal cycling conditions. With 13 riders, we split into two groups with myself leading the first, Russel leading the second and Colin kindly bringing up the rear. Our first stop was a after a long but gentle climb between Frittenden and Sissinghurst. From thereafter the hills got more frequent and steeper but we managed to build up some momentum each time to help climb the next. None of the hills felt really challenging but there did seem to be rather a lot of them. The cafe at the fish farm had kindly set aside some tables inside for us so after refuelling, we set off back towards Cranbrook (more hills) and then downhill to Marden without incident. Total distance of 32 miles and climbed 2100 feet. Thanks to everybody for making it an enjoyable ride.