Otford to Folkestone Ride

  • From: 08:45am 14 Sep 2013
  • To: 05:30pm 14 Sep 2013
  • Event type: Ride
  • Contact: Andrew Fergar
  • Difficulty: Hard

Meeting Points:

Bromley South Station Forecourt at 08:55 for the 09:14 to Otford or Otford Station on the Sevenoaks bound platform at 09:37

NB – The train from Bromley South to Otford passes through CroftonPark at 09:00 and Catford at 09:03

The Ride:

Today's ride builds on the experience gained in the recent Bromley to Folkestone Ride. By starting from leafy Otford we cut out most of the busy roads and some of the hills too; we also shorten our journey to about 60 miles.

There will be two fairly serious ascents near the start – but after that not a lot! At least half of the route is more or less flat, so we can keep up a fair pace (11 - 14mph with a following wind!)… without getting overtaxed – this is your chance to cover quite a bit of ground, perhaps even challenging your personal best …and being lead by someone (me that is) who is very far from a speed merchant …and I never wear lycra (editor’s note: god forbid!)

I anticipate getting to the Bell & Jorrocks in Frittenden by around 13:00 (perhaps earlier) – where we will have lunch   (please drop me a line if you want lunch – so I can pre-warn the landlord).

Once we hit the seaside at Hythe – we will have a little photo/paddling stop …to celebrate our achievement….. after which we will have one last mini beastly hill to surmount into Folkestone town-centre …then onto trains home.

I would hope to catch the 17:36 from Folkestone Central – which goes to Charing Cross and stops at Sevenoaks, where we can change for Bromley or the Catford Loop for other London destinations.


in groups of 4 we will be able to use group saver options:

Bromley South – Otford, cost pp will be £3.30 - £4.00 depending on numbers.

Folkestone - Bromley South, cost pp will be £12.90 - £15.50 pp once again depending on actual numbers travelling.

Let me know if you want the GPX route file

Phone – 07717 693701
Email - kayacan@aol.com

This post was edited by JHW at 05:51pm 16 Aug 2013.

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