SUNDAY 24th JULY - at Canterbury Rugby Football club

In 2022, we are celebrating our return following a 2 year break in style. Come and join us on Sunday 24th July at Canterbury Rugby Club.

All routes are fully waymarked, with a back up route map and GPS file provided. There are feed stations at two of the county's favourite vineyards, Biddenden and Balfour Winery, as well as on-course first aid and mechanical support. Riders will return to CRFC to receive a medal for their efforts and a complimentary hot meal washed down with a free pint courtesy of Shepherd Neame.

Juniors £15 // Short route £25 // Medium & Long routes £35*


*All entrants go into a prize draw to win a meal for 2 with wine at either Thackeray's Restaurant in Royal Tunbridge Wells or Pearson's Arms in Whitstable. 

Our partner charities for 2022 are The Kent MS Therapy Centre and Canterbury Wheelchair Rugby

Cyclists of all ages and abilities are welcome, and we also welcome charities to enter teams. You can see below charities who have participated in the past.

Start time windows:

0730 - 0830 82 mile route // +4144ft
0830 - 0930
62 mile route // +3311ft
0930 - 1015
29 mile routes // +1868ft

On the day rider information

Download your on the day rider details here - a comprehensive email will be sent to all registered riders around 10 days before the event.

The Canterbury Bike Ride 2022 Routes

All routes indicative, pending closer scrutiny and local authority approval

The routes ​​head West out of Canterbury through Chilham and weave their way through the garden of England with historic landmarks on the route including the Union Mill at Cranbrook. You need to make some pretty early decisions because the first split comes at just 9 miles where you can choose to leave the short (29 mile) route and at 18 miles where the intrepid riders will turn off from the medium (62 mile) for the long 82 mile route.

A feed stop is confirmed at Biddenden, Kent’s original vineyard, which will feature 28 miles into the medium route and 48 miles into the long route. The first stop on the long route is being planned for Balfour Winery, so there is a theme. Unfortunately you will have to have your will power in check and you won’t be able to stop for long and indulge in the excellent produce, as there is plenty more riding still to do from these points.

2019 Canterbury Bike Ride Gallery

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