IF YOU DIDN’T RIDE TODAY you missed the most glorious autumn morning – slightly chilly at first but sunny and wonderful. Steve and I tried a new idea, taking both T2 & T3 rides via different routes to the stylish Velo House Cafe in Tunbridge Wells, and we all arrived at the same time.
My group went via Poundsbridge and Speldhurst, two very pretty villages, just beyond Penshurst, a delightful surprise with quiet, beautiful lanes. We were ahead of schedule so we did a detour to the Pantiles, to see the actual ‘wells’ of Tunbridge Wells.
Some of you have been before but it was all new to me. Oli described it well as ‘very New York’….a big open plan cafe/bike shop with some great posters, memorabilia, new gear on display, a very busy kitchen, workshop and showroom upstairs, the whole place heaving with cyclists.