Today's ride is c.40 miles in length and has 2250 ft of ascent and descent. There is one quite long ascent leading up the lunch stop either at the Waggon & Horses near Charing but the route is very much one of two halves, with the first half gently undulating along fairly quiet lanes and passing by such spots as Langley Heath, Sutton Valence and Pluckley ..then we start our ascent onto a long ridge once we hit Westwell ... from this point onwards the traffic should be very light. After lunch, we'll continue along the ridge, with some ups and downs too, travel along part of the Pilgrim's way will and end up by about 16:00 for some drinks/food at the Black Horse at Thornham (optional). From that excellent pub it's a short ride down to Bearsted station for the train home. Please bring lights, inner tubes etc.
Meet Trevor Hughes at Catford Station ( not Catford Bridge ) by the ticket machine at 08:45 to catch the 09:03 to Bromley South where we change for the 09:23 to Bearsted (arr. 10:10)
Or Bromley South Station Forecourt at 09:05 to meet Andrew Fergar - meet the Catford contingent upon their arrival and travel together to Bearsted