As usual,a large turn out for a ride from Aylesford. Richard led with a group of 12 and headed off on a slightly round the houses route to Paddock Wood. Without incident,the outward journey went via the lanes to Wateringbury,then up the lump over Kenward Hill and down to Yalding.From there it was on to Collier Street,and partly up Yew Tree Hill,before Churn Lane and the break at the Station cafe,Paddock Wood. A table had been reserved, the service and value was excellent as always.Out again,and the circuitous route continued to Five Oak Green ,Golden Green and Hadlow,before the inevitable climbs of Matthews and Butchers Lane,Mereworth. On arrival at Kings Hill,riders who had cycled to the start began peeling off at various locations,leaving only 6 to make it the finish via East Malling and Ditton. A distance of 37.5 miles at 13 mph average.