Five brave souls, Jonathan, Bob, Alan, Tony and Russell followed Mike out of Mote Park on a very wet Saturday heading for the Tuck Inn at Newington. The location is such a route over the North Downs had to be followed Mike decided Hollingbourne Hill was the best for this fit group. From Mote Park the riders traversed Bearsted before tackling Water Lane the Pilgrims Way and Hollingbourne Hill the rest of the ride to the Tuck Inn was flat and followed mainly country lanes to Newington. The lanes were wet and leaf covered which demanded a lot of care. Arriving at the Tuck Inn it had stopped raining although the riders were very wet and enjoyed a warm plentiful and good valued meal with little wait. Excellent! Feeling refreshed the route back followed the Queen Down Warren to Bredhurst and Lidsing before descending Boxley Hill following the Pilgrims way again, before crossing over Jade's Bridge and descending the hill to Weavering Street and into Mote Park. A distance of 31 miles at a good pace with one incline! No punctures due the good condition of everyone's tyres as the lanes were litter with debris. "Thanks for joining my ride"