Fresh post/2nd attempt at this as last post went wrong apologies in advance this is a lengthy post as it is my first attempt at doing this.
RIDE OUT for Pie and Mash for lunch in Folkestone.
Start point will be Tesco Superstore, Edgington Way, Orpington, Sidcup, DA14 5BN we can meet up in the main car park area. We will be meeting at 0900/0930 with the expectation to head out at about 1000. There is fuel available at the start and advise everyone to fuel up before leaving. There is a planned stop for tea/coffee on the way to our lunch destination.
The planned stop will be Teise & Coffee, Forge House, The Broadway, Lamberhurst, Tunbridge Wells, TN3 8DA for a quick brew then carry on our journey to Folkestone. This stop is approximately 35 miles in and approximately 50 minutes of travel time from the starting point.
We will then continue our journey from here to Betty’s Pye & Mash, 25 Guildhall Street, Folkestone, CT20 1EB. This is approximately 78 miles from the start point(43 miles from the pit stop for a brew) and brings our riding time up to 1 hour 54 minutes(according to my app). If we leave by 1000 from the starting point we should arrive here by around 1230ish depending on time spent at the pit stop location(this allows a 30 minute stop).
We can then enjoy some Pie ‘N’ Mash at this newly opened venue. Apologies in advance I do not know if they have alternative options, but being Folkestone there should be other options available and being coastal there should be plenty of parking easily accessible and nearby.
Return journey will be different from the outward journey and I have planned a refuelling opportunity in to the route. There are currently no pit stops planned on the return journey, but this can be factored in if needed by anyone on the day.
The return journey will be finishing at Marks Way, BR8 8NJ. This is situated close to the A20 and M25 for anyone that may need these for their onward journey home. The return journey is approximately 70 miles with a travel time of 1 hour 46 minutes. So depending on what time we depart Folkestone we should be back at Marks Way for around 1515/1545 onwards, this is based on leaving Folkestone at somewhere between 1330/1400 and the potential stop for fuel.
Total Mileage for the day - approximately 148 miles give or take(apps aren’t always perfect).
Total Riding time for the day - approximately 3 hours 40 minutes(as above, may not be perfect).
I hope some of you can join me for this day. The weather is supposed to be dry, obviously it will most likely be “fresh” so dress comfortably.
This is the first ride I am arranging so happy to take pointers and tips going forward. I know groups usually use a corner marker system and feel confident in how this is done . This will be sorted on the day depending on how many people turn up.
Thanks for reading. If you are going to join me let me know and I will write your name down so that on Saturday I can tick off your name to put a face to the name I suppose
Some pics for reference
Betty’s Pye & Mash!!