Spokes rides and events
Canterbury to Chartham
Thursday 13 June
Meet 11.00am Canterbury West station
A short ride to the Artichoke at Chartham, suitable for novices and those with disabilities. Meet at 11.00 at Canterbury West then 11.15 at Toddlers Cove to join riders on adapted bicycles and trikes. Off-road on cycle track apart from the last 100m to the pub for a drink or lunch. Part of National bike week.
Divas on Wheels
Sunday 11 August
Start and finish at Bridge near Canterbury
Be part of this ladies bike ride and enjoy the picturesque Kent countryside, great fun and a supportive atmosphere. Two routes - 25-mile or 50-mile - from The Independent Pedaler in Bridge near Canterbury. Bike Heroes will lead small groups for cyclists new to cycling and provide roadside repairs to anyone who needs it. You can also visit The Independent Pedaler for a pre-ride safety check. Details and registration from https://www.pilgrimshospices.org/event/divas-on-wheels-2/
Ashford cycling and walking consultation
Ashford Borough Council is looking for views on its proposed new cycling and walking strategy. This is part of a wider strategy to improve sustainable transport, in particular making the town centre more accessible, and has six main aims:
KCC 20mph review
Kent County Council (KCC) is reviewing how and where it implements 20mph schemes. More information about the review can be found on the Council's media hub or you can read the report on their website.
Update, May 2019
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The Creating Networks! event on 26 April was a very successful full-day event which brought together national and local cycling organisations, officers from Kent County Council (KCC) and Professor Stephen Peckham, an expert on air pollution from Kent university.
In order to have a more coherent approach and be more effective in achieving better outcomes for active travel throughout Kent, speakers considered various topics, including: