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Come to Canterbury and visit our Cycle Hire Centre. We have a variety of routes around Canterbury area to suit every cyclist. Coastal and countryside routes are available at varying distances.
We rent out easy to ride quality hybrid bikes, locks are supplied with every bike so you can stop off for a drink in a café or pub on your ride.
Our most popular route is The Crab and Winkle Ride. An off road cycle trail between Canterbury and Whitstable along some of the route of the worlds first passenger railway. A ride of 7 miles in each direction. Have a day out at the seaside, eat Whitstables world famous oysters then a gentle ride back to Canterbury.
More experienced riders can venture further a field. National Cycle route 1 over the Historic Cinque Port town of Sandwich and have a cream tea on the Ancient Quayside before exploring the old medieval town.
We also have 2 day rides, the above ride out to Sandwich, then carry on around the coast through the old smuggling towns of Deal, Kingsdown, St Margaret's Bay then on to Dover and it's fine Norman Castle.
Downland Cycles Saturday Ride Out:
Start 9.30am every Saturday. Leave and return to the shop. 45-50 miles fully led route. Different route each week. Average overall 17mph. Slower or new riders 1st Saturday of the month. Cakes and refreshments on return. No charge.
We have our own range of bikes called INVICTA, each model has a name based on Kentish history, Hengist, Horsa, Vortigern, Rowena and Cantium. These bikes are custom built to suit different budgets and used for road riding, touring, sportives and cyclocross.
Ladies / Gents £15.00 per day
Boys / Girls £15.00 per day
Trailers / Trailer bicycles £15.00 per day
Tandem Hire £35.00
Helmets Hire £5.00 per hire.
The Malthouse, St Stephens Road, Canterbury, CT2 7JA
Map reference: TR 148586 Lat: 51.28681 Long: 1.08009
Parking : free
Accessible by Public Transport : 1 mile (1.6 kms) from Canterbury West station
Cycle tourists - priority repairs/servicing.