When you live a stones throw away from a National Nature Reserve, how can you not make this breathtaking view a part of any journey you need to make.  This formed the plan Clague Associate, Gareth Leggeat, had as he strapped on his cycle helmet, climbed on his bike and made his way to The Downs at Chartham.

 

Gareth’s first port of call was to admire the view at The Devil’s Kneading Trough at Wye.  The Devil’s Kneading Trough is one of the largest steep-sided dry valleys and forms an integral part of the Kent Downs, it would be a challenge for anyone to pass by without admiring the sensational impact this view creates.

 

Nevertheless, Gareth must go on, as he continues his picturesque quest, through country lanes and tree tunnels, to complete his undulating 9 miles to connect with the next baton grabber in Chartham.

 

Although Gareth’s route sounds like a luxury, trust me when I say the hills of the Downs are not forgiving to a cyclist, and the challenge is very much as it promises.

Please support Gareth and the rest of the team in their efforts and make a donation to the Pilgrims Hospice.  Donations can be made on the following link https://uk.virginmoneygiving.com/Team/ClagueReconnect

 

After this picturesque route all that remains to be noted is that ‘all the roads that lead you there are winding’  but don’t forget to stop and take in the epic views along the way.

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