Knatts Valley or bust!
A ride in the near bit of Kent, which this time WILL include the fabulous Knatts Valley descent ( last time we tried to do this the weather was against us and we omitted this part of the route)
Meet at the Costa Coffee directly opposite Hayes station at 10:00 (there's an 09:25 train from London Bridge*), or at Cutty Sark Gardens at 09:00 for the ride out (but NB if you go through the tunnel you'll have to walk up and down the stairs).
A quick cup of something, then straight into the countryside, for some great views (and some great hills!) around Downe, Cudham and of course Knatts Valley Along the way we’ll stop for lunch at Lullingstone Country Park cafe, and also cross one of England's finest fords at Eynsford. Then at Dartford you can catch a train back or cycle home if you're feeling strong. We expect to finish between 16:00 and 17:00. Easy to moderate pace, 30, 40 or 50 miles, depending on your options. Suitable for most bikes – but gears will probably be useful!
Oyster PAYG to Hayes, Groupsave tickets back from Dartford (cost around £4-7 depending on numbers)
* If you are happy to forego your morning coffee stop, then you can catch a later train to get to Hayes ready to cycle straight off at 10.30 but please contact me to say you will be doing this so we make sure we meet up.