Spokes rides and events
Teynham to Queenborough
Sunday 2 June
Meet Teynham Station, 10.30am
A mostly flat 30 mile ride to Queenborough via Sheerness. Suitable for most bikes a small amount of off road but reasonable track.
Lunch in Queenborough. Ride leader: Andrew Wyver.
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.
Cloisters 2 Oysters 3
Sunday 12 May
10.00am Whitstable Harbour
Canterbury & Coastal Rethink Carers Support Group are hosting the third annual sponsored cycle ride along the Crab and Winkle Way route in aid of raising awareness of Mental Health and fundraising for Rethink Mental Illness charity. More on Facebook.
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/
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On 26 April, cycle campaign and Active travel groups from across Kent are coming together at Sessions House, Maidstone to share their experiences of campaigning for better cycling facilities and promoting the many benefits of cycling to individuals, communities, businesses and the county.
The event, Creating Networks!, will feature speakers and workshops from Kent County Council, The University of Kent, Sustrans - the National Cycle network charity, and local cycling groups.
There are many cycle campaign and bicycle user groups (BUG) in Kent. Some, such as Spokes cover several districts while others concentrate on cycling in a town or smaller area. Whatever the size or type of group, they all engage with councils and councillors, their communities and others to improve conditions for cyclists and make it easier for people to cycle for work or leisure or everyday activities.
Sharing knowledge, expertise and skills will enable all groups to work more effectively and, hopefully, create a county-wide forum for discussing cycling matters and working with local councils to make cycling an easy and popular transport choice for the county's residents, including children and young people.
If you know of a cycle campaign group or BUG which would like to send one or more representatives to Creating Networks!, please contact the event organiser, Rachael Carley (email@example.com).