Canterbury to Chartham
Sunday 5 January 2020
Meet Canterbury West station, 11.00am or Toddlers Cove 11.10am
A six mile round trip to Chartham for lunch at the Artichoke. The ride will be along the Great Stour Way which may be wet in places and muddy on the second half (depending on weather). It is just over 3 miles, flat, off-road apart from a short bit between Canterbury West and Toddlers Cove, and between Chartham Village Hall and the Artichoke - a quiet road past the paper mill. If you know you would like to come it would help me help the pub if you let me know (txt 07484 863554) beforehand, but all are welcome whether notified or not. The return trip is the same route in the opposite direction!
Ride leader: Beatrice Shire
A Faversham meander
Sunday 1 December
Meet Faversham Station, 10.30am
Meandering ride around Faversham with some off road riding aiming for lunch at the Rose and Crown, Perry Wood. A few hills but a nice quick downhill ride after lunch. Up to 25 miles round trip. Not suitable for posh bikes! Leader. Andrew Wyver.
Some of our most recent rides...
Spokes monthly rides
There is a Spokes ride on the first Sunday of every month at 10.30.
Our rides are a celebration of slow riding and a leisurely exploration of the beautiful Kent countryside. We ride on cycle paths, quiet roads and country lanes - you will often be surprised how few cars you see. We plan to cater for cyclists of varying experience and ability; we are certainly not all lycra. As we ride at “chatting” speed, it’s an opportunity to catch up with old friends and meet new ones.
We stop for a relaxed lunch at a cafe or pub and our rides always start and finish at a railway station.
So in short, a Spokes ride is an unashamed escape from day to day living and an opportunity to enjoy Kent and enjoy your bike.
The small print...
Could you lead a Spokes ride?
We're always looking for people to lead our monthly rides. A ride can be any distance to any location and suitable for any type of bike - and cyclist! The only requirements for a ride are it follows a circular route starting from a railway station and there's a lunch stop.
If you're interested, please contact our Rides organiser, Andrew Wyvers, to find out more about what's involved
Catha’s Seat is a remote spot on National Cycle Route 18 and the Stour Valley Walk, with two handcrafted solid oak benches and cycle parking. It is named after Catharine 'Catha' Keegan, a dedicated cycling campaigner who helped plan National Cycle Route 18 from Ashford to Canterbury. Catherine's mission was to create safer cycling routes and encourage their use, so Catha's Seat and the annual picnic provide opportunities for everyone to discover or re-discover this route as well as the joys of cycling and walking in the glorious Kentish countryside.
To find out more about Catha's seat and the annual ride and picnic, please visit http://cathas-seat.org/.