Joint D group ride to Grain

28/01/2017 15:59 | Anonymous member

An unusual start point at Higham attracted 9 riders,on a dull  but slightly milder morning.Richard  led out to Cliffe and Cooling,where Gary related the locations around the church used by Charles Dickens in his book Great Expectations.Then onto the three bears hills. to High Halstow.Roger,being local informed the group that you first reach the baby Hill,followed by the mother hill,before the steepest Father bear Hill.With the sun then shining and with a following wind,it was onto the break at the lovely Beach Hut cafe at Grain.,but beforehand,a quick siteseeing opportunity to look across the Thames estuary,with very clear views of Southend. The return was more challenging into a fairly strong headwind,going through Middle Stoke  Hoo and Chattenden to Higham without incident.A distance of 32 miles at 12.5 mph.



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