A really wet day for a hilly ride

19/08/2020 19:56 | Anonymous member

Despite a really rainy morning,9 riders ventured to Wrotham,for a ride to Biggin Hill airfield cafe,with Russell leading.  A brisk outward bound route with 2 bubble groups ,took them along the Pilgrims Way,through Otford then the main climb of the day up Brasted Hill ,with plenty of soaked gravel to contend with. It continued with the ups and down around Cudham before reaching The Lookout cafe at the airfield,with low mist making it impossible to watch planes once they had taken off. Due to coronavirus restrictions,the group was required to refresh outside ,with the rain making the beans on toast very soggy . It was decided due to the heavy rain,to take a more direct return,by going down Westerham Hill,with brakes pulled up tightly on the wet surfaces and vehicles speeding by. It was a relief  to get back onto the quieter Pilgrims Way ,then Dunton Green ,Otford and the bridle way to Heaverham before getting back to Wrotham,thoroughly soaked,but thankfully  without any incidents or punctures. Some   of the riders then had the extra few miles to ride back home.  A distance of  34 miles and 2300 ft ascents. 

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