Viking Trail – Spokes Day Out


WD17 1EU

Meet at Watford Junction Station Station Road Watford

WD17 1EU

Meet Peter at 9.30am   unless notified of time change once we know how many riders                                               

9.47 or 9.59 or 10.17 Train to Euston, Cycle to Kings Cross St. Pancras, 11.12 Train to Ramsgate, due 12.27. We then ride the Viking Trail, cycle ways and roads via Minster and Monkton to reach the coast at Reculver for refreshment at Hat Hats Coffee shop. Then coastal paths to Ramsgate for a meal at the rather impressive Royal Victoria Pavilion (Wetherspoons). All good surfaces. 1,093 feet of climbing, some coastal hills but not too challenging.

We will ride the route in reverse direction if the wind direction dictates, the aim will be to avoid doing the coastal section in headwind if possible. Booking essential: by email to by 20 May. This ride will not be advertised on Lets Ride. The trains to Euston are limited to two bikes per train but in practice often take more by spreading out through the train, hence the train choices. We can agree strategy once all are booked on the ride. No restriction on the Ramsgate train. We will aim to get back to Watford by 9.00pm. Lights will be needed.  See article in the Spring News Letter for further detail. The route is on Ride with Gps  at

A 33 mile Spokes Medium  pace ride suitable for any Bike.  Peter's contact details are in the Spokes Spring News Letter.