Rides are posted ahead of time on the MapMyTracks list of events.  You can quickly find just CBC rides by typing CBC in the search box.  Or you can find go to the next ride by following the VIEW link in the table below.

Latest details on rides are also often posted on the club’s facebook page.

In Winter, if conditions might be icy, we switch to one of the Gritted Roads routes.

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CBC Rides 

There are three routes of different lengths. The colour of the route indicates the approximate average speed required to be back within 3 hours (2.5 hours cycling). Yellow 12-14 mph, Orange 14-16 mph and Black 16-18 mph. On Saturdays rides set out on one or more of these routes according to preference, weather etc. Speeds will vary according to elevation, wind direction, and how much porridge you had for breakfast.

Please select a ride that is within your riding ability – and if not sure choose the slower one.

Non-drop rides and group rides

CBC Yellow and Orange rides are “group rides” with everyone riding together as a group, with the exception of hill climbs. So no-one should be left riding on their own to catch up. Stronger riders will spend longer riding at the front of the group.

CBC Black rides are “non-drop rides” with the group waiting at road junctions for anyone who has dropped off the pace.

Summary Table of Rides – distances in km

Route name Black Orange Yellow
Ashford loop 75 58 47
Betteshanger 67 56 53
Coldred 75 64 50
Dover 72 66 44
Faversham 71 64 50
Lyminge 71 61 47
Romney Marsh 75 63 43
Sandwich 75 63 50
Seasalter 69 56 45
Sittingbourne 76 62 48
Thanet 75 61 53
White Hill 68 55 49

 The table below also includes height gained according to MapMyTracks.

Downloading GPX route files from MapMyTracks website

Each ride page shows a map with several (usually 3) routes. If you click on one of these routes you get a page for this route – with map, information on amount of climbing. In the top right is a download link enabling you to download the GPX file for your Garmin.

Summary Table of Rides – distances in km (height in m)

Route name Black Orange Yellow
Ashford loop 75 (605) 58 (536) 47 (476)
Betteshanger 67 (310) 56 (279) 53 (221)
Coldred 75 (488) 64 (476) 50 (402)
Dover 72 (635) 66 (495) 44 (339)
Faversham 71 (562) 64 (500) 50 (379)
Lyminge 71 (554) 61 (476) 47 (349)
Romney Marsh 75 (546) 63 (486) 43 (356)
Sandwich 75 (497) 63 (352) 50 (247)
Seasalter 69 (587) 56 (423) 45 (330)
Sittingbourne 76 (626) 62 (496) 48 (419)
Thanet 75 (337) 61 (284) 53 (245)
White Hill 68 (533) 55 (513) 49 (503)