For the third year in what is becoming an annual Christmas Ride 20 riders left Marden for Headcorn in full festive costume. The combined D and D+ groups were complimented by members of the B and other SFA groups. Sweets were distributed before Father Christmas (Mike) lead the Elves and other suitably dressed riders on a flat route via Hunton and Staplehurst to Headcorn Crossroads where photos were taken followed by a quick rehearsal of singing lead by Chris Moon. The group then cycled into Headcorn singing and making as much noise as possible before stopping at the George and Dragon for a festive coffee stop. Chris Moon presented the coveted quality prize to the best dressed bike and rider. This year the joint winners Rachel and Sarah, had to share the prize. Mike then gave a vote of thanks and card to Richard Valentine the Coordinator of both the D groups and the Midweekers. After good fare and many sweets the riders left Headcorn via the aerodrome route back to Marden. A total of 32 miles average 12.5 mph. A ride to welcome in the spirit of Christmas!