D Ride from Brenchley to Bedgebury National Pinetum & Forest

05/01/2019 21:01 | Anonymous member

Thirty seven cyclists from D, D+ & B+ amassed at the Brenchley car park , the cold winter weather not deterring everyones enthusiasm for the days adventures. Twelve of us from the D group had the pleasure of Gerogina, Mary and Chris from the C group joining us for the first half of the ride, later breaking formation to do their own thing as we pressed on.

We set out along a route skirting the back of Marden where the first 14 miles were fairly flat, but we got no further than 2 miles before a puncture stopped one of our number in their tracks. The more challenging lumpy section kicked in just before we reached Collies Green and contiuned for the rest of the ride.

Prior to lunch at Bedgebury, Kevyn was unfortunate enough to also get a puncture; but with the cold making the task of removing and refitting the tyre challenging, it was team effort with help from John Blakely and Chris Moon to get the job done.

We covered a distance of 28.7 miles, at an average speed of 11MPH and climbing a total of 2040 ft; but not enough to break the dreary cloud cover that lasted the day. 


  • 05/01/2019 21:20 | Anonymous member
    Thanks Neal.So Pleased That the ride went well,despite the punctures. Thankyou for the lovely report and your efforts with leading
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  • 07/01/2019 16:32 | Anonymous member
    Lovely ride, thanks Neal. Never been to Bedgebury before. It was a lovely scenic route and the odd challenging hill is what I need!
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