D+ Maidstone to Challock 13th August 2016

16/08/2016 16:48 | Anonymous member (Administrator)
A great turnout at Mote Park on a sunny summer Saturday morning with 10 opting to join my ride to the Kent Gliding Club at Challock. Great to have Clive Bradburn join us. Up Hockers Lane for a fast run along the Pilgrims Way to Hollingbourne and down the lanes to Harrietsham and Lenham. A good climb up Hubbards Hill with some PBs. Along Waterditch Road passed the Bowl and through the mucky roads of the woods north and south of the Faversham Road. Arrived at the Gliding Club and met up with an extended 9.00 Inters, 33 of them on a 75 mile ride led by Phil. Down Cedar Hill to Westwell with the challenge of finding a foot strip of Tarmac. Mercifully no issues then a clean run back along the Pilgrims Way to Charing. Upheld my reputation of not following my planned route. Found it south of the M20 after Barnfield joining it before Coach Road. Stopped for a regroup and team photo then on to Platts Heath, Kingswood and Mote Park. No incidents, no punctures over 45 miles at 12.7 mph.

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