Russell valiantly took the lead at short notice at Headcorn and opted to go to Hawkhurst. On a chilly morning,he led with a group of 11,including Jules and Graham,who normally ride with the B Group,and Matthew who wanted to give the D+ a go.Russ set off and on a lovely route that went out towards Smarden and Biddenden to Benenden. Thereafter came the start of some challenging lumps via Iden Green and Hawkhurst Moor ,before the break in the village cafe at Hawkhurst crossroads.The staff were most accommodating and served good wholesome fayre at reasonable prices. After starting off again,Russ kept the hilly theme going to Glassenbury and Colliers Green,before arriving back on the flat near Staplehurst and a leisurely run to Headcorn. A distance of 35 miles at about 12 mph average and 2050 ft ascents. Really good ride.Thankyou Russ.