New Godmersham to Canterbury Cycleway!

I have just ridden the picturesque new cycleway from Godmersham to Canterbury.

Starting of from Wye which nestles at the foot of the north downs, I followed NCR 18 towards Canterbury and picked up the New Cycleway at Godmersham, it then follows the undulating contour of the downs until reaching Chartham where the route follows alongside the beautiful crystal clear waters of the Stour all the way into the historic city of Canterbury.

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Village of Wye

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The Start at Godmersham

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Graffiti Sheep!….The Wool Posse init!

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The beautiful Stour!

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Cities Fit for Cycling!…..

Dear Reader

Over the past few months you have helped us highlight more than 10,000 cycling blackspots as part of our Cities fit for Cycling campaign.

Today, Norman Baker, the Transport Minister, announced that your findings will be used to help allocate £15 million of funding to improve dangerous road junctions outside of London. We couldn’t have done this without your contributions.

As part of our commitment to bring about real change, we have presented those hazards to the worst affected cities and boroughs across the country, including Westminster, Lambeth, Bristol, Edinburgh, Birmingham, Leeds, Cambridge, Sheffield, Newcastle, Manchester and Cardiff.

Now we need your help to pressurise local councillors into taking action.

Wherever you live, please take a minute to go to this page, type your postcode into the envelope and email one of your local representatives, asking them to bid for funding to improve key junctions in your area.

Thank you once again for your support.

James Harding
Editor of The Times

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Romney Marsh Countryside Partnership – Cycle Events

Guided Cycle Rides Summer 2012

Sunday 3rd June 2.00pm

WILDLIFE WALK AROUND DUNGENESS POINT

A gentle walk to see the characteristic wildlife which can be found on the Dungeness National Nature Reserve. Bird migration is at a peak and the flowers and insects will be making the Point a colourful spectacle. Suggested donation £2 appreciated. LEADER: Owen Leyshon, Romney Marsh Countryside Partnership (01797 367934 or 07770 670316). MEET: Old Lighthouse car park, Dungeness Road, Dungeness (TR 088 167) Sat Nav TN29 9NB. DISTANCE: 2 miles (2.5 hours). GRADE: 3 (Walking on some sections of shingle).

Monday 4th June 2.00pm

I LIKE TO RIDE MY BICYCLE – (By Queen)

As a celebration of the Queens Jubilee take a short circular bike ride out from one of the Cinque Port towns, New Romney. Please bring your bell to tinkle as we head out on our bicycles. LEADER: Mark Tuson, Romney Marsh Countryside Partnership (01797 367934 or 07971 276698). MEET: Pay and Display car park (opposite Cinque Port Arms), West Street, off the High Street, New Romney (TR 063 247). Sat Nav TN28 8DG DISTANCE: 12 miles (2.5 hours).

Thursday 7th June 2.00pm

MARSH MINIBEASTS AT ROMNEY WARREN (Green Gang)

Follow the Trail around the woodland and ponds at Romney Warren Country Park to discover the small but exotic creatures that live here. Suggested donation of £2 appreciated. LEADER: Mark Tuson, Romney Marsh Countryside Partnership (01797 367934 or 07971 276698). MEET: Car park, Visitor Centre, Romney Warren Country Park, Dymchurch Road, near New Romney (TR 078 261) Sat Nav TN28 8AY. DISTANCE: 1 mile (2 hours). GRADE: 2 (Dogs on leads).

Sunday 10th June 2.00pm

DRAGONFLIES ON THE LONG PITS, DUNGENESS

This is an opportunity to venture across Dungeness to the Long Pits, which holds an excellent range of dragonfly species. LEADER: Owen Leyshon, Romney Marsh Countryside Partnership (01797 367934 or 07770 670316). MEET: Old Lighthouse car park, Dungeness Road, Dungeness Point (TR 088 167) Sat Nav TN29 9NB. DISTANCE: 2.5 miles (2.5 hours). GRADE: 3 (Walking on some sections of shingle).

Sunday 24th June 2.00pm

CYCLE RIDE: A ROMNEY ROUNDABOUT

Let’s go for a gentle pedal in a roundabout route from New Romney and taking in the quiet lanes towards Newchurch. Look out for church towers and see how many bridges we cross! Suggested donation of £2 appreciated. LEADER: Mark Tuson, Romney Marsh Countryside Partnership (01797 367934 or 07971 276698). MEET: Pay and Display car park (opposite Cinque Port Arms), West Street, off the High Street, New Romney (TR 063 247) Sat Nav TN28 8DG. DISTANCE: 12 miles (2.5 hours).

Sunday 1st July 2.00pm

CANAL BIKE RIDE

An opportunity to pedal along the Canal cycle path all the way past the Port Lympne Zoo and out for a short circuit on the Marsh and back. This is the great way to see the Marsh – it is flat, with a good chunk on a traffic free route. LEADER: Mark Tuson, Romney Marsh Countryside Partnership (01797 367934 or 07971 276698).). MEET: Romney, Hythe and Dymchurch Light Railway Station, Hythe (TR 154 347) Sat Nav CT21 6LB . Please park on Military Road, adjacent to the Canal. DISTANCE: 14 miles (3 hours).

Thursday 26th July 2.00pm

FAMILY CYCLE RIDE: A CYCLE SAFARI

We will be exploring the new section of National Cycle route 2 which runs alongside the Royal Military Canal between West Hythe Dam and Aldergate Bridge before pedaling out for a short loop on the quiet lanes of the Marsh. Look out for exotic wildlife such as Giraffes, Zebra and Ostrich as we pass by the perimeter of Port Lympne Zoo. LEADER: Mark Tuson, Romney Marsh Countryside Partnership (01797 367934 or 07971 276698). MEET: West Hythe car park at the bottom of Lympne Hill (TR 125 344) Sat Nav CT21 4NB. DISTANCE: 11 miles (2.5 hours).

FOR MORE DETAILS ABOUT ANY OF THE CYCLE RIDES PLEASE CONTACT MARK OR OWEN @ ROMNEY MARSH COUNTRYSIDE PARTNERSHIP

tel: 01797 367934 email: mail@rmcp.co.uk

www.rmcp.co.uk

Mass Cycle Ride………Come and Join in the Fun!

 

MASS CYCLE RIDE

 

Saturday, June 16 at 2pm

 

In support of better cycling for Shepway

and a shoreline cycleway from Folkestone to Dungeness

 

Start:  Sandgate Seafront at The Ship

Farthest Point:  Aldergate Bridge, Romney Marsh

Finish:  The Bell Inn, Hythe, for barbecue

 

 Cycle Shepway

or call 01303 226234 / 07880 702969

Please call into the Hub Cycle Shop, Sandgate to sign the petition or click on the Link to sign the e-petition

Coastline Cycleway

Many Thanks

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