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Ashford long-distance cycle route, Cantii Way, will take you through Canterbury, Dover and Whitstable

Ashford long-distance cycle route, Cantii Way, will take you through Canterbury, Dover and Whitstable

A new long-distance cycle route is set to launch later this Spring and will start and end in Wye, near Ashford . The 145-mile tour…

Tuesday, Mar 15

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A new long-distance cycle route is set to launch later this Spring and will start and end in Wye, near Ashford .

The 145-mile tour of Kent called the Cantii Way celebrates Kent’s landscape, culture and history and weaves through Canterbury , Dover and Whitstable . The new route called Cantii Way This loop route will be launched on Kent Day (May 26) as part of Cycling UK’s experience project and is the fifth route created by the charity.

Cycling visitors will provide an economic boost to some of Kent’s less frequented places, according to the organisation.

It is designed to be ridden over three to four days in one go as a tour of some of the county’s most beautiful natural areas such as The White Cliffs of Dover and the shores of Whitstable and Dungeness.

Although with regular train stations along its length it could also be split up over several weekends for those who want to ride with family or are short of time.

The loop circles through quiet ways, country lanes, byways and bridleways and is designed to be manageable by anyone of reasonable fitness on most types of bike. The route takes cyclists along the Kent coast It is named the Cantii Way after an Iron Age Celtic tribe that Julius Caesar encountered on his abortive conquest of England in 54BC.

The famous Roman described the Cantii as “the most civilised” of the British tribes.In fact, both the county of Kent and city of Canterbury both derive their names from […]

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