CAN­TER­BURY & EAST KENT

Cycling Plus - - FIRST RIDE -

The Gar­den of Eng­land is net­worked with quiet rolling lanes through lovely woods and vil­lages. It also has some of Bri­tain’s best prom­e­nade and sea­wall cy­cling, from Whit­stable’s oys­ters to Sand­wich’s sand­wiches. His­toric Can­ter­bury is our base, with fam­ily-friendly routes, pubs and res­tau­rants and ac­com­mo­da­tion for all bud­gets, and easy train ac­cess.

ROUTE ONE

Coun­try­side Kent, 78 miles Woods and wa­ter­sides This is a day-ride de­light. Take the tiny lanes and roads to Folke­stone’s spec­tac­u­lar sky­line-route ap­proach and stop for brunch. Use the prom­e­nade to Hythe and ride fen­like lanes to Ap­ple­dore. Slice through busy Ash­ford on smooth river­side trails, then more quiet lanes and a wooded de­scent to Chartham. Spin along the River Stour to Can­ter­bury. Get the route: tinyurl.com/cplus-cant­woods

ROUTE TWO

Ham Sand­wich Deal, 59 miles Coast and coun­try­side This ride is an easy, scenic and var­ied Kent show­case. Ride the coun­try lanes to Ham’s unique road sign, then quaint Sand­wich for a cof­fee stop. En­joy the smooth, su­per-quiet back ways via Deal (more seafront, golf links) to Dover and lunch. Ride back through the coun­try­side to Can­ter­bury. Get the route: tinyurl.com/cplus-cantcc

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