Cycle Ride #2 – Chatham to Whitstable

Cycle Ride 2 - Chatham to Whitstable via Sittingbourne, Conyer, Faversham and Seasalter.

Cycle Ride 2 - Chatham to Whitstable via Sittingbourne, Conyer, Faversham and Seasalter.

So here is the second in the series. It was a good ride. The weather  was perfect. Sunny, fresh and no wind.  Managed an average speed of 15.1 mph. The cycle route sign posts in Sittingbourne were a bit naff but in spite of them I managed to stick to quiet rural roads to Faversham via a brief passage on the Saxon Shore Way and through Conyer.  I was flagging a bit through Seasalter but that was sorted out by a quick pit stop and chocolate. The roads in Whitstable are appalling so much so I ducked down onto the beach as soon as I could to get away from the potholes and bumps along the perversely named Joy Lane.  If it was going to be as bumpy as off roading I thought I may as well do it away from traffic and with a sea view! I dropped in at my parents house in Tankerton at the end for a free dinner (shepherds pie – big favourite) and chat before heading back with my bike on the train to Chatham.

You may notice that the route map image  is a different format to the first. If you click on it it’ll take you to the route page on Cycle-Route.com where you can zoom in on the map down to street level and road names. If you’re so inclined you can also view on the site the first route I posted about (Chatham to Sheppey Bridge loop) here.

I should know by now that there is nothing new under the sun Internet and with a little bit of browsing I’d soon find that what I thought was a good idea has been thought of before and implemented on a grander scale. Seems pointless to reinvent the wheel and go it alone so for now all the cycle routes I want to share will be shared on Cycle-Route.com

I say for now as I am planning on getting a bit more techie and hope to be GPS enabled soon with a Nokia 5800.  From that point on I will use Nokia Sports Tracker.  I think it’s possible and quite easy to upload GPS routes to the Cycle-Route site from the files created on the 5800 so it may well be that I (and hopefully others) end up getting something from both.

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