*** Ride now confirmed ***
A 45mile ride around the Kent country lanes. Starting out from Orpington, heading up the Darenth Valley towards a morning tea stop in Knole Deer park. Then on to Lunch in Penshurst via Tonbridge (pub and cafe options). Plenty of traffic free riding, suitable for all bikes, but some non-tarmaced section. After lunch we head back to Sevenoaks via an ascent of Ide Hill.
Expect plenty of climbing and rolling terrain. It's still early in the year so the pace will be moderate. No-one left behind, we'll wait at the top of the hills for everyone and ride as a group on the flat. Don't worry if you think you might have to walk the steepest parts.
Meet outside the ticket office at London Bridge station at 9am for an 9:15am train to Orpington. Tickets £11 or £5.50 with a groupsave. Buy return ticket to Sevenoaks. Alternatively meet outside the EAST exit at Orpington station at 9:30am. Expected return to London Bridge between 5-6pm.
Dropout points along the way with trains back to London (25miles and 33miles, separate ticket purchase required for dropout stations).
Upcoming rides & events
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Please note that for train assisted rides we often cannot publish times until about 2 weeks beforehand because of the need to check engineering works. Also sometimes our ride leaders do have to change dates/times/routes at reasonably short notice. Generally this website will be up to date and also details will be sent out to our email groups, but if in doubt contact the ride leader or our rides co-ordinator to check arrangements.