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You could ar­gue that there are three kinds of roads in the Home Coun­ties: busy ones; nar­row ones and the rare-but-beau­ti­ful bik­ing ones, that are broad and well-sur­faced with in­volv­ing bends yet there’s no 40mph speed limit and no con­voys of 4x4s. While one or two of the first sort of road do ap­pear on this route, mostly it’s made up of the other types.

From Tun­bridge Wells our route heads to­wards East Grin­stead on the A264 be­fore swing­ing south to Mares­field on the B2026. Pick­ing up the A272 and A267 to Hail­sham, it heads east on the A271 to Bat­tle. From there it heads north on the A21 – look out for the Route 1066 café on the left – be­fore turn­ing onto the A229 to Hawkhurst.

From there it’s cross-coun­try on the A268 and A28 to Ten­ter­den, be­fore pick­ing up the A262 through Siss­inghurst, all the way back to re­join the A21. For a lit­tle ex­tra ex­cite­ment at the end of the ride, take the B2160 to­wards Pad­dock Wood and then the B2017 back to Ton­bridge. At the by­pass, carry straight on along the nar­row-but-fun Vaux­hall Lane to re­turn to Tun­bridge Wells.

Eng­land’s home coun­ties aren’t all speed cam­eras and Chelsea trac­tors

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