Image caption, The Cantii Way takes in some of Kent’s most beautiful countryside By Bob Dale & James Dunn
A new cycling route through Kent has given the county a tourism boost, a cycling charity claims.
The Cantii Way, a series of trails and roads described as a circuit of Kent by the campaign group Cycling UK, opened in May 2022.
Cycling UK said a map of the route had been downloaded more than 5,000 times since it opened.
Sophie Gordon from Cycling UK said: "We know that cycle tourism does bring a great boost to rural areas.
"People spend around £84 a day on food and accommodation."The 145-mile route passes Canterbury Cathedral, Dover’s white cliffs, and the Royal Military Canal. Image caption, Sophie Gordon of Cycling UK said the route had benefitted Kent’s economy The route was based on an existing loop around Folkestone and Canterbury, extended to Whitstable in the north and Dungeness in the south.A cycling-themed cafe called the Hub will shortly be opening in Wye near Ashford, and the route is being promoted abroad."It seems quintessential England to people from the US or various places," said Ms Gordon, "with your coastline and your fish and chips, the woodlands and the lovely thatched cottages." Image caption, The Cantii Way covers 145 miles of Kent’s roads Follow BBC South East on Facebook , on Twitter , and on Instagram . Send your story ideas to firstname.lastname@example.org . Related Topics Wye Whitstable Folkestone Cycling Dungeness […]