A lumpy ride from Wrotham to Four Elms. 4/3/20

04/03/2020 16:40 | Anonymous member

A good turnout of 17 ,with Richard leading left Wrotham on a dull morning for a stop at Beeches nursery and cafe at FourElms.  A lumpy route took them out to Ivy Hatch and Stone Street, then the lovely descent of Carters Hill to the flat of Under River,and past Chiddingstone to the cafe. Fortunately another large group of cyclists were just leaving, and all our group was very impressed with the total refurbishment and quality of service,and will certainly be going there in the future.  With rain threatening, Richard led off again, initially on the flat to Leigh and Hildenborough, where the puncture devil struck twice in a short distance with the groups separated. Tony Palmer later took the lead with a group, whilst Emma and Angie set too with expertise to mend Emma’s ,with arrangements to all meet up again at the finish. Inevitably,there had to be a hill to get up beforehand,and everyone managed Mote Road passing Ightham Mote to Ivy Hatch again with a few  heavy gasps. By coincidence, both groups met up again and got back to Wrotham together with the rain falling quite heavily. A distance of 33.5 miles at about 12.5 mph and 2320 ft ascents.










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