6 riders set out from Aylesford to Iwade.
Route had to go up the downs and bluebell hill was chosen, once completed we set out bluebell village along cycle path to yelsted lane, the route went via bredhurst to hartlip and along to A2 at rainham where we took road through up church,lower halstow funton to the stop at Iwade.
The cafe was a new stop called the brew house and they could not have been nicer and food was good. They did forget one guys food but they promptly corrected and were very apologetic. They also said we could order of both the breakfast and lunch menus. Very accommodating.
After food we started out on the return leg which took us down the old sheppey way through bobbing to roundabout at keycol then out through chestnut street and the climb to Borden, the route then skirted hearts delight and past the back of bredgar along blind Mary lane. We continued the climbing to top of hollingbourne hill. At bottom of hollingbourne hill we turned along the pilgrims way, through thurnham to detling, over the A249 via jades crossing to boxley we then turned towards aylesford and joined the new cycle way beside the Malta inn and was flat back to aylesford.
Total 37 miles, 650 metres of climbing, average 12mph.
2 x cakes, 3 x coffees, 2 x builders teas(cosy included) 1 x earl grey ( cosy included) 2 x scrambled egg on toast, 1 tuna melt,1 bacon sandwich, 1 full English and no punctures.