Canterbury set for biggest Bike Ride
Canterbury set for biggest Bike Ride

The Canterbury Bike Ride is set to return on Sunday 14 July. With around 500 riders taking to the roads in previous years, 2019 promises to be its biggest year yet.

The sportive event, which is again championed by Redrow Homes, will offer a choice of three routes of 25, 50 or 80 miles which showcase the scenic countryside around the city and across the Kent Downs.

“The idea of a sportive is a waymarked course which doesn’t have to be treated as a race” says event organiser Richard Best of Iconic Cycling Events. “The routes are easy to follow and there are food stops along the way, which makes it ideal for newer and less experienced cyclists. But can also be a serious challenge for experienced riders, particularly if you enter one of the longer routes.”

Participants will be able to enjoy some great locally-sourced food and drink on the routes and back at the event village, which is hosted by Canterbury Rugby Club. The event will also continue to support local charities including Canterbury Hellfire wheelchair rugby team.

Entrants will have the choice of three routes. There’s a rolling 25mile loop aimed at newer cyclists and families, an 80-mile epic which heads out into the Kent Downs AONB for challenging climbs and stunning scenery before doubling back to Ramsgate, or a 50 mile route which trims some of the distance but keeps plenty of interest. All routes can be viewed at

Dave Bexon, Group Marketing Director of Redrow Homes said, ““It’s a well-known fact that cycling regularly is great for your health. At Redrow we are determined to improve the health of the nation and supporting events like The Canterbury Bike Ride is an excellent way of encouraging us all to be more active.

“We’re all really looking forward to getting on our bikes and letting our endorphins flow while taking in the historic and stunning surroundings of the Kent countryside.”

Entry is £30 per ride for the 80 and 50-mile rides or £25 for the 25-mile ride. Discounted entry is available for under 16s and charity riders.

For more information and to register visit the website . To keep up with them on social media follow Canterbury Bike Ride on Facebook and @thecantbikeride on Twitter.