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.More London Cycle Routes
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