Viking Trail

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Leisure Cycling/Any Bike
Jun 16
2019

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£10.00
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30 miles (46 with road ride back)

Join us for a leisurely coastal ride from Whitstable to Ramsgate along the scenic Viking Trail in North Kent. This coastal trail passes through numerous glorious bays, hidden coves, sea caves, medieval churches, Viking ships, Victorian piers and promenades as it snakes along sea walls and over chalk cliffs

We’ll be cycling along sea walls, paved cycle trails and quiet roads where possible so this event is open to members with all levels of experience.

The terrain is initially generally flat with some rolling cliffs between Margate & Ramsgate, though don't worry if you need to get off and push occasionally. We'll keep things going at a relaxed pace with plenty of opportunities to rest and take pictures along the way.

Note that train engineering works have not yet been announced for June and are unlikely to be confirmed until 6 weeks before the event. I'll reschedule the event if train services are withdrawn on the proposed event date.

Returning Home

The leisure ride finishes at Ramsgate station, but for those wishing to ride further I'll offer a more road style ride back to Herne Bay via an inland route on quiet roads to catch the train to London (or Whitstable) from there.

Viking Trail - Kings Gate Bay. Photo credit: Thierry Levenq
Viking Trail - Any Bike. Photo credit: Thierry Levenq
Viking Trail - Reculver Towers. Photo credit: Thierry Levenq
Viking Trail - Cycles. Photo credit: Thierry Levenq
Viking Trail - Kings Gate Bay. Photo credit: Thierry Levenq
Viking Trail - Any Bike. Photo credit: Thierry Levenq
Viking Trail - Reculver Towers. Photo credit: Thierry Levenq
Viking Trail - Cycles. Photo credit: Thierry Levenq

Location

51.35774558718, 1.033299764451