A sunny and dry start for the 16 setting off from Dickley Lane. Collecting Daniel at Lenham, a puncture on Windmill Hill and Matthew at Smarden. 18 of us descending on the Footprints Cafe at the Singleton Environmental Centre having escaped flooded roads and having negotiated some unnecessary road closures. Our own meeting room reserved for us we considered an impromptu extraordinary general meeting before being efficiently served and fed. Two bikes got the sulks whilst we were in the warm and deflated a tyre each. One puncture fixed in record time (watch out Gary - Mick is outsmarting you!) left a first group heading home in the drizzle through Pluckley and Charing Heath to reach Dickley Lane by 14:30. The second group down to four suffered another two punctures leaving them getting back after 15:00. A great ride although not without some challenges. 36 miles at an average of 13 mph with 1600 feet of ascents.
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