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Darent Valley of Kent

Where: Darent ValleyWhen: Sunday 7 July 2013Meet: 10:00 @ General Wolfe statue, Greenwich Park, SE10 8QY (by the observatory)
Brought to you by the Dog & Bell Crew, a midsummer spin through the Darent Valley of northwest Kent, starting and ending in Greenwich Park. This is one of my regular routes, but I haven't done it since November. I'm keen to do a number of middle-distance rides in the next couple of weeks, as training for Dunwich (20-21 July), possibly mid-week after-workers. Let me know if you're interested.
Route: Greenwich Park - Eltham - Chislehurst - Orpington - Badger's Mount - Darent Valley to Eynsford - Farningham - Horton Kirby - Sutton - Hawley - Crayford - Erith - Thames Path. Feeding and watering stop at The Bull in Horton Kirby.
A slow, gentle climb to the top of the North Downs by Badgers Mount, followed by quiet country lanes through the Darent Valley to Sutton-at-Hone> Then it's road to Crayford and Erith, with the aid of an orbit-skimming manoeuvre in the gravitational well of Dartford, and finally a 115 furlong stretch along the Thames Path back to Greenwich.
You are advised to bring a clothes peg for use near Crossness on the Thames Path if the wind has a southerly component. Bring tools, a puncture repair kit, a spare inner tube or two, and lights.
Total distance ~350 furlongs.
RSVP, but it's OK to turn up unannounced on the day.

Contact details

Francis Sedgemore (07840 191336 - no texts please)

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10:00am 7 July 2013
7:00pm 7 July 2013
Not repeating
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Posted by Francis Sedgemore at 1:32pm 1 July 2013

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