Road cycling route around Kent

Blue skies over Cowden

It’s been a while since I’ve shared a London cycle route as truth be told, I’ve not been doing much cycling outside the centre of London. However, a friend of mine recently took me out on this ride and I wanted to share it with you guys – just in case we suddenly get a good day of weather (fingers and toes crossed).

It’s a ride a couple of miles outside the Southern confines of the M25, just 40 minutes by train from the centre of London. The route will mainly appeal to road cyclists, with its quiet country lanes and occasional challenging hills. At 25 and a half miles long, it should take you around two hours to complete, so this is a ride anyone can try.

Its a clockwise, circular route, that starts off in the town of Hurst Green. I’ve marked a number of good pubs in the area, on the Google Map. In particular, the Haxted Mill is worthy of note, as it is a converted 16th century watermill, that now houses a rather posh restaurant with excellent food.

View Hurst Green Kent Cycle Ride in a larger map

If you are on Android, you can open the Google Map directly on your phone. For iPhone users, you can easily email yourself the KML of the route (available on the link) and then open it up in an app such as Cyclemeter.

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4 Responses to Road cycling route around Kent

  1. Paul 12/10/2012 at 3:16 pm #

    If anyone is interested a group of us have set up a cycling group based in Faversham ,Kent. We ride distance rather than speed and certainly not a chain gang, though our mechanic can provide training programmes etc. ( Ex-Army triathlete and cycling union!).
    We ride normally 30-35 miles every Sunday with the occaisional Wednesday ride. Come along, we know some good cake stops!

    Contact me for more details.


    • Kieran Basnet 13/10/2012 at 8:06 pm #

      Hi, Paul, I am Kieran, originally from Nepal(MT Everest). I am new for Cycling in Uk. Saw your post and interested to join yr group.
      Well, I live in Greenwich and I presume easy to come there by train.
      Hoping for yr reply

  2. Jon 12/10/2012 at 6:11 pm #

    Looks like a nice route. Will try it before the Winter sets in.

  3. Andy Goode 12/10/2012 at 8:59 pm #

    Great little route that I wouldn’t mind doing at some point, so thanks Andreas. What i like more is the fact I have just learned that i can download KML files and open with Cyclemeter!! Thanks for that and feel free to publish more 🙂

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