CANTERBURY & EAST KENT
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.
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
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