I went with Les and the wobblers to a part of Kent I have never cycled in before. As a kid I remember going to watch bike hill climbing on Yorks Hill and I have driven up Ide Hill and Toys Hill. Yesterday Les lead us from Pembury to Four Elms via another well known hill named Bailey’s Hill. Les was determined to climb all of this picturesque hill which overlooks the Sevenoaks Weald. With an average of 7% gradient with parts at 14%, at 88 years old I think Les has had a new lease of life! I got home after 70 miles riding and climbing the equivalent of the height of Ben Nevis! Cramps in the evening were I suppose expected, particularly as I had a 2.5 km swim the day before and a 5Km Handicap running race in Mote Park. I think I was a bit pessimistic with my handicap entry and finished up winning the club trophy!

The Spanish Balearic Islands which were downgraded to green last week are now being upgraded back to amber which means that all the holidaymakers there will now have to isolate for 10 days on return to Britain. Mainline Spain remains on amber so our september trip it still uncertain.

I won !

Les cycles Bailey’s Hill at 88 years young!

One Comment to “The Kentish Alps”

  1. Vivienne Mary Ashlee says:

    Congratulations on winning the club trophy and what a great photo of Uncle Les x

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