What fabulous weather for our ride today. We met at 8.30 at Bromley South to catch the train to Birchington on Sea. Eleven of us set out, so we had to spread ourselves through the front four carriages. We were joined at Gillingham by Richard which made our number up to 12. Our ride leader today was Steve, an experienced hand at the Viking Trail and it was lovely to see some new faces on the ride as well as the usual old ones.
It must have been the good weather, because by the time we had reached Rochester it was standing room only on the train, with everyone heading for the seaside.
Once at Birchington on Sea we made our way to the seafront to pick up the Viking Trail and we were soon cycling along the promenade towards Westgate on Sea. It was jackets on as we headed into a fairly strong headwind and it didn’t feel that warm.
We had a fairly early stop on the top of the cliffs for tea and of course the traditional Bromley Cyclists cake, before continuing on to Botany Bay and Broadstairs, where the beach was absolutely packed.