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Canterbury to Whitstable, CT1 2AH, Tel: 03000 41 71 71, Email, www.kent.gov.uk/leisure_and_culture/countryside_and_coast/cycling/cycle_routes/crab_and_winkle_way.aspx
Originally a six mile railway line running between Canterbury and Whitstable between 1830 and 1952, some of it was reopened as a cycle and walking route.
Cycle Route: Canterbury to Whitstable
Daily or weekly hire of bicycles, tandems, tag-alongs and child-trailers – for recreational cyclists, families, tourists and student groups, exploring the historic City of Canterbury – or taking a trip to the coast.
Reculver to Swalecliffe, CT6 6ST, Tel: 03000 41 71 71, Email, www.kent.gov.uk/leisure-and-community/parks-and-outdoor-activities/cycling/find-a-cycle-route-or-centre/cycle-rides-oyster-bay-trail
If you enjoy great sea views, big skies and historic landscapes then visit the seven mile long Oyster Bay Trail. The route is mostly flat surfaced paths between Swalecliff and Reculver.
Cycle Route: Reculver to Swalecliffe
Mid-point Canterbury, CT1 2DA, Tel: 03000 41 71 71, Email, www.kent.gov.uk/leisure-and-community/parks-and-outdoor-activities/cycling/find-a-cycle-route-or-centre/cycle-rides-pilgrims-cycle-trail
This wonderful new cycle route follows much of the historic Pilgrims Way. It has been created to provide fantastic cycling for anyone wishing to enjoy a sunny day cycling leisurely through the heart of Kent.
Cycle Route: Rochester, Detling, Ashford, Canterbury
Canterbury to Chartham, CT2 8BG, Tel: 01227 862000, Email, www.canterbury.gov.uk/leisure-countryside/things-to-do-in-the-district/walking-cycling-routes/great-stour-way/
A walking and cycling route that follows the River Great Stour. As well as providing a safe and traffic free path that is accessible for wheelchair users, it makes it easy to access the Kent Downs Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty.
Cycle Route: Canterbury to Chartham
Brompton Dock is an innovative cycle hire scheme that uses folding bicycles. These bikes are available for both long and short-term hire and can be hired 24/7/365. They can be taken on public transport, even during peak times.
Daily or weekly hire of bicycles, tandems, tag-alongs and child-trailers – for recreational cyclists, families, tourists and student groups, exploring the town and gentle coastline of Whitstable – or taking a trip to Canterbury.
Canterbury to Dover/Folkestone, CT1 2LG, Tel: 03000 41 71 71, Email, www.kent.gov.uk/leisure-and-community/parks-and-outdoor-activities/cycling/find-a-cycle-route-or-centre/cycle-rides-coast-to-cathedral
This is a challenging 50 mile (80km) circular ride on Regional Cycle Routes 16 and 17 linking Canterbury to Folkestone and Dover. (Information courtesy of the Explore Kent website).
Cycle Route: Canterbury, Folkestone and Dover
Daily or weekly hire of bicycles, tandems, tag-alongs and child-trailers - for recreational cyclists, families, tourists and student groups, exploring the coastline between Whitstable and Reculver or inland towards Canterbury.