Viking Trail – SPOKES Day at the seaside.

Wed
18
Aug2021

A cycling day out on the Kent Coast

Meet at Forecourt, Watford Junction Station, Station Road

WD17 1EU

Now 2 groups of 6 Members

Pre Booked SPOKES Members join Katherine about 9.35, ready to  buy tickets and leave on the 9.59 am train.

(First group no change, still join Peter at 9.15 a.m. ready to leave on the 9.37 a.m. train.)

The first ride for this day out is full but follow the Lets Ride Link above to book with this second group travelling on separate trains.  We will try and combine the two groups at some stage during the day.

9.59 am Train to Euston, ride to St Pancras then a train to arrive Ramsgate 12:27. Cycle the Viking trail, a quiet road and coastal trail (well surfaced). Hopefully anti clockwise so we can have a sea front lunch snack but clockwise if strong coastal breezes from the north. About a third of the route is coastal, from Ramsgate to Reculver, then quiet lanes back to Ramsgate. Evening meal at the very large seafront Wetherspoon aiming to return on the 20:20 from Ramsgate arriving Watford 23:19 (or earlier train). Approximate fare £37 with railcard or group saver tickets. The Viking Trail web site is at https://explorekent.org/activities/viking-coastal-trail/.  GPX of the route at Ride with GPS | Bike Route Planner and Cycling Navigation App

If the ride is full, check if vacancies have arisen on the first ride:-Let's Ride - Spokes SW Herts Social Ride - Viking Trail - SPOKES Members day at the seaside (letsride.co.uk),  if not register on the Lets Ride waiting list and email rides@spokesgroup.org.uk

Lights will be needed for the return journey.

The cycle route from Euston to St Pancras International is at: https://ridewithgps.com/routes/36150634

Please note I wrongly listed the Ride as starting from Margate in the SPOKES Summer News Letter, my apologies, we ride from Ramsgate so train times in this post are the correct ones.

The ride to and from Ramsgate Station is 33 Miles, medium pace but we will take time to enjoy the views and seaside location.  Suitable for any bike.

Follow all government advice.  We will update our ride advice once we know the post 21 June. Guidance changes  Do not join us if you suspect or  know you have Covid 19 symptoms.

If you are not a SPOKES Member and still wish to join our rides, some of which are restricted to Members only, please join us for the modest subscription of £12 pa (£3 for subsequent family members in the same household).   Details on how to join in “Join SPOKES” tab on this website.