Seven riders turned out at Headcorn for this very cold and frosty ride to Bredgar Café. Lot of ice present so ‘steady as we go’ was the plan.
Straight up Ulcombe Hill to start, which was a nice warm up! We then headed towards Langley Heath and onto Back Street up to Bearsted. We then headed up Water Lane which was very icy in places, but common sense prevailed and we all got to Pilgrims way safely.
Our ‘loveliest’ hill of the today was next, Hollingbourne. Such a nice feeling when you get over that last steep bit at the top. From the top, a fantastic 3 mile descent down to Bredgar Café. However, Tony, Pete and Paul, decided to make it a 5 mile ride as they over shot it!
A very good café, with great service and quality food.
Our ride home was to loop round Tunstall, and head back up to Bexon lane and then up very pleasant climb to Wormshill onto Stede Hill. Crossing the A20, we headed up to Grafty Green and then the fabulous long downhill and flat run in to Headcorn. 37.14 miles, 2112 feet climbing, with a cautious average speed of 13.5mph.