D+ ride 16/7/16

16/07/2016 16:15 | Anonymous member

Russell was due to lead,but had to drop out,however,he sent the strava route to Darren,who graciously volunteered from Aylesford.A large congregation at the car park,but only a total of 7 elected to go with him.In glorious sunshine,Darren took the group out to Eccles and Burham,up to Borstal,and Rochester then Strood,before continuing out to Cliffe.Going then on quiet lanes and lovely countryside to Higham,before the puff to Shorne Country park.Sitting outside was delightful,but inevitably the ride  had to carry on,and still following Russell's strava route,Darren led to Cobham ,Sole Street  and Meopham,before the last climb of the day to Harvel,then the lovely descent of Holly Hill.Darren had to peel off there,so Richard guided the riders back to Aylesford through housing estates.Unfortunately,outside Aylesford railway station,they came across a road accident,where a female pedestrian had been struck by a car,hitting the windscreen.!but the teenager was conscious and being tended to.A distance of 38 miles at about 11.5 mph average.Well done to Rebecca,Jo and Sarah Burgess for 'stepping up'and doing well.

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