An update from the organisers

Thank you for bearing with us while we navigate the complexities of running a sporting event in the current climate.

As I’m sure you’ll appreciate, the safety of our riders and the communities you visit on our rides is of paramount importance and must be our top priority. We also want to ensure we can bring you a high quality event that meets both your - and our - expectations for a great day out on the bike. It has become clear that mass-participation sporting events are off the table for the foreseeable future. Particularly for small firms such as our own who simply cannot provide the infrastructure and facilities to guarantee our riders protection from Covid-19.

Unfortunately, this means that we have no choice but to postpone The Canterbury Bike Ride until such time that we feel we can manage a ride for between 500 and 700 riders.

However, this is not the end.... We are still focused on encouraging you and our wider community to stay active, set challenges, and get together in line with Government guidance.

As such, we are in the final stages of planning an exciting alternative! - The Canterbury Bike Ride medal rides. Stay tuned for more information in the next week - but we will be bringing you an extensive series of rides throughout the summer, awarding medals for finishers. Rest assured we’ve not forgotten about you.

Stay safe, stay active, and stay cycling! All the best, and in anticipation of exciting things to come,

Richard and the Iconic Cycling Events Team

The Canterbury Bike Ride 

The event is currently postponed.The Canterbury Bike Ride is a friendly sportive, starting on the outskirts of the city and taking in some of Kent's best countryside riding. For 2020 we are launching a second start and finish in Tunbridge Wells to give the event even greater appeal across the region.

We offer a choice of short, medium or long route for everyone from beginners to experienced cyclists looking for a challenge.

event features:

  • Timing through our App;
  • Fully signposted routes, a back up route map and GPS files;
  • Feed stations with produce from local food and drink suppliers;
  • On-course support;
  • Finisher's medal

Chosen Charities

The Canterbury Bike Ride supports Canterbury Wheelchair Rugby, We welcome enquiries from other local charities - please contact us to find out how you can get involved. 

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Bike Ride Registration

2020 entry fees are £30 for the medium and long routes, £25 for the short route, and £15 for under 16s. Please note that an online booking fee applies to all entries.

Take a look at our video from last year's event:

All routes are provisional and subject to change prior to the event.


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