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A Kent cycle ride of contrasts: Marshes, charnel house, castles, rivers, woods, disused railway lines 26 miles

The Central London Outdoor Group (CLOG) (founded 1937) http://www.clog.org.uk has one or two easy cycle rides in the countryside nearly every week between March and October ranging from 20 to 35 miles. These are easily accessible by public transport from London and are on quiet roads or cycle paths.

By bike we explore rivers, canals, forts, castles, coast, marshes, gardens, woods, ruins, churches, mansions, cycle-ferries, churchyards, villages, lost railways....

Non members can come up to 3 cycle rides or other events to try us out before joining. Photos from past cycle rides and walks can be found: https://www.flickr.com/photos/clogpics/albums/

We also do around 20 trips away(weekend or longer) in the UK and abroad every year.

A Kent cycle ride of contrasts: Marshes, charnel house, castles, rivers, woods, disused railway lines 26 miles

We start from Higham station and cycle towards Cliffe where we stop at the church to see the usual victorian charnel house and the view out across the marshes to the Thames.

Back on our bikes, we cycle past the surreal Cooling castle and then we head for the pictureasteque village of lower uppnor with its views over the Medway and its lovely houses and pubs and castle. Lunch will be at one of the pubs in Lower Upnor

After lunch we cycle to Strood where we pick up National Cycle Route 177, a traffic-free cycle path, and follow this past Shorne Woods and eventually we pick up another cycle path on a disused railway line into Gravesend where we get the train back to London.

Meeting Up

Be on the fast train that leaves Stratford International at 10:02 change at Gravesend to pick up the slow train (below) getting into Higham at 10:43. Get a super off peak return £12.55 with a discount card.

http://trains.im/schedule/W00146/2018/02/24/

Alternatively catch the slow train that leaves Charing X at 9:39 gettting into Higham at 10:43 Get a super off peak return £9.50 with a discount card

http://trains.im/schedule/W05853/2018/02/24/

Always check our website in case of late updates:
http://www.clog.org.uk

The following cycling trips abroad are provisionally planned for 2018. For more details, see: http://www.clog.org.uk/p/cycl.html

Easter 2018 Puglia (heel of Italy) cycle trip. This trip is Full, Waiting list in operation

End April 2018 Italian section of Ciclovia Alpe Adria Radweg (Alps to Adriatic), Tarvisio to Trieste. Fly to Venice and hire bikes. This trip is Full, Waiting list in operation

May 2018 Holland and/or Belgium. Own bikes, Eurostar and/or overnight ferry from Harwich and train

June 2018 Ruthr valley cycle route: Mountains, forests and lakes, historic cities and industrial heritage . Own bikes, train and overnight ferry from Harwich and train.

Early July Baltic sea trail Lubeck to Stralsund. Own bikes, train and overnight ferry from Harwich and train.

Late August Jutland. Fly and hire bikes

Late September Dolomites to Carinthian Lakes . Fly and hire bikes.

NB You need to have been on at least couple of day rides with us before you come on a cycling trip abroad and you also need to be a CLOG. More information on CLOG membership can be found on our website: http://www.clog.org.uk.

These trips are organised by CLOG members on a voluntary basis and are run at cost (eg accommodation, train tickets etc) and are therefore a fraction of the cost of commercial cycling holidays

Many of these cycling trips are entry level cycling touring - undulating, downhill or flat, mainly on cycle paths or quiet roads with stops for coffee and cakes and exploring and slightseeing.

NB Central London Outdoor Group is non-commercial and events are organised by other members of the club on a voluntary basis. All participants should make themselves aware of the risks inherent in walking, cycling and other outdoor activities and take responsibility for their own actions and choices of activity.

Contact details

http://www.clog.org.uk
https://www.facebook.com/CentralLondonOutdoorGroup/
https://twitter.com/Clogtweets?lang=en-gb
clogevents@gmail.com
mobile number for use on the day: 07857124403

Categories:
  • Social rides
From:
9:45am 24 February 2018
To:
9:45am 24 February 2018
Frequency:
Not repeating
Location
All boroughs
Skill level
All
Further details
Free

This event has been posted by an individual LCC member, and is not an official LCC event. Although we encourage LCC members to publicise their unofficial cycling events on the LCC website, the publication of such events does not constitute an endorsement of them by LCC. LCC takes no responsibility for this event, and whilst we hope those attending it enjoy doing so, attendance is at their own risk.

Posted by BlueFox at 11:07am 13 February 2018

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