A disjointed start from East Malling 5/12/18.

06/12/2018 10:57 | Anonymous member

On a dull morning,with total chaos on motorways and main roads,it became very difficult for riders with cars to get to East Malling,and some left theirs at Aylesford,and later joined the rest as they reached Aylesford.With Richard Leading,with 12 riders,it was then  onto quieter roads,for the break at Nell’s cafe ,Gravesend,via Cuxton and Cobham .Following the stop,it was out again to Inn on the Lake,and into Cobham again..Unbeknown to most of the group,Tony Palmer at the back had a puncture in a tubeless tyre,and even with Gary’s help,proved impossible to mend. Thankyou Phil Gerry for cycling all the way back up the hill to assist. Tony had to call his wife,and then walked 3 miles into Cuxton to meet her.The rest carried on over the M2 Bridge,and through Wouldham and Aylesford again,where those riders were reunited with their cars.This proved fortuitous for Angie,as she had a puncture very close to where Colin had parked,so he gave her a lift.The few remaining ,then carried on to the finish at East Malling.A distance of 36 miles at a very mediocre speed.

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