On a very overcast and misty day eight riders turned up at Marden sports club. Unfortunately, when riding to the start Pete came off on the corner of Pattenden Lane whilst avoiding a white van. Luckily he only had grazes but his brand new Cannondale, which had only been unpackaged the previous day had scratches and a bent deraillier. His new clothing also had some new ventilation holes ! Not to be deterred he joined the fairly flat looping 33 mile ride to Headcorn aerodrome café. Due to the poor flying conditions the café was unusually empty. A few muddy stretches on the return ensured Pete's new bike looked a bit second hand by the end ! A total of just under 50 miles with an average speed of 14.1.mph.