Kent County Council are now advertising the creation of a public bridleway near Chilham and Godmersham. Spokes have written a letter of support for this because it will enable the potential improvement of the route of National Cycle Route 18 between Chartham and Wye. This bridleway will enable a more direct and less hilly route to be chosen whilst avoiding the busy A28.
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We’re pleased to see that signposts and benches have now been installed on the Great Stour Way riverside cycling and walking route between Canterbury and Chartham.
Spokes are pleased to see that improved cattle grids are now being installed on the new Kingfisher Way cycle route between Canterbury and Chartham. This follows Spokes complaining to both Kent Highway Services and Canterbury City Council about the previous “pointed” cattle grids, which could easily cause damage to bicycles.
(Note that since this post was first made the route has now been officially called the Great Stour Way, instead of the Kingfisher Way)
The construction of the traffic-free Canterbury to Chartham riverside cycle route that will form part of National Cycle Route 18 has come on leaps and bounds in recent weeks. Today the bridge linking the main route to the back of Staples in Wincheap was lifted into place. We thought you’d like to see some photos of how things are shaping up:
(Photo credits: Keith Hanna & Gregory Williams)
Over the course of the summer the construction work on the Canterbury to Chartham cycle route has been progressing. Recent developments include preparing the site for bridges across to the rear of Staples, two smaller bridges across ditches, building the path around the Elham Valley Railway Line embankment, and the construction of the next phase of path into Bretts Aggregates’s land. These are pictured below.
Spokes are pleased to see that the Canterbury to Chartham riverside cycle route construction resumed at the Canterbury end. It is envisaged that the route will soon connect to Tonford Lane before continuing to the newly widened path beside Chartham village hall. Once complete this route will form part of National Cycle Route 18.