Folkestone to Botolphs Bridge
Sunday 1 March
Meet at Folkestone West Station (South (sea) side) at 11am
A 15 mile round trip to Botolphs Bridge via National Cycle Route 2. This is a flat, easy, mainly off-road ride, apart from the climb back to the station, with shelter from any wind on the way out, so the wind can blow us back! We will pick up anyone who drives and wants to avoid the short climb, at the Sea Point car park. Ride leader: Paul Rees (firstname.lastname@example.org/07858 517080).
Some of our most recent rides...
Whitstable to Herne Bay, Canterbury to Chartham, A Faversham meander, Exploring the Wantsum, Seabrook to Botolph's Bridge Inn, Canterbury to Fordwich, Teynham to Queenborough, and Teynham to Doddington.
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/.
Spokes monthly rides
There is a Spokes ride on the first Sunday of every month usually starting 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