Maybe just a bit more than our regular Bacon Butty Ride, it's an excuse for a cyclist social, a short ten mile quick fix, where we girls take a steady chatting pace, and put the world to rights. At least we sometimes carry on to the top of the hill, before turning back to The Cafe, at Recolver. Bacon Butty ride, is just a training run, well that's what we tell ourselves. A quick spin, for the days when we're busy, limited by time, or the weather is miserable; our good intentions are squashed by the smell of bacon. It’s a twenty mile round trip coastal cycling on the flat from the Margate clock-tower.
The Turner to Pub Route, was a bit more challenging 50 miles or so round trip, with a few hills thrown in for good measure. Along the national cycle route along the coastal path most of the way, before turning into a quiet Kentish lane. At The Freewheel, Britons first cyclists pub, you can fill your tubes with air, your stomach with ale or if you prefer energy bars, your lungs, with talk of all things bike this is a great place for any cyclist to head too, regardless of the type of bike rider you are or the direction from which you are coming.
Serious roadie, mountain biker, or shopping bike with a basket, it is all about the bike, the landlord has been seen cycling to France on a lovely old cargo bike, for him it is as much about the good wine, food and fun with friends and of course the bike.
If you prefer stay on the flat, you can poodle back along the coast, Whitstable is about five or six miles away.
|Fish and chips in Whitstable Harbour.|
Download Turner to Pub (without the added hills)
|Sundays Pub Run. 3000 calories plus burned,|