On Saturday 15th June we had our first Afasic charity bike ride for 2019, taking the riders on a circular route out from Ashford.

Given the weather during the week leading up to the ride we couldn’t grumble too much about the blue sky and sunshine that greeted us at the start, although there was some muttering later on about the strong headwinds we cycled into for about 10 miles of the route!

The route was 53 miles through the Kent countryside which was gently undulating, with no terrible hills, and some great views to look at. The stretch along the coast to the lunch stop at Dungeness had strong headwinds that slowed our progress, but the pub for lunch made up for that with a glorious position offering great views of the ‘white cliffs’ and the sea.

Special thanks go to our cycling volunteer Jonathan for organising the route and making a great choice of pub for the lunch stop. Thanks also to Jan and Gem for supporting the ride, cheering everyone on, making sure we didn’t go wrong, and keeping us all fed and watered along the way.

Everyone commented on what a pretty route it was at the end and all had enjoyed a pleasant day out in the countryside.

Many thanks to everyone for taking part and raising much needed funds for Afasic, it really is greatly appreciated and really helps to make a difference.

If you want to join us for our next charity bike ride, in the Surrey Hills in September, then for more details and to sign up click here.

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