The club’s first Cinque Ports Challenge was run in 2015. The clockwise route aims to allow all club members to take part linking together the Cinque Ports of Sandwich, Dover, Hythe, New Romney (old), Rye (new) and Hastings.

The ride starts in Canterbury with lunch at New Romney (exact location to be confirmed). The full circular route is 200km. You can complete the Cinque Ports at Hastings after 125km, and also end at train stations after 146km (Rye) or 164km (HamStreet). This is a long distance social club ride and not a race.

Provisional Plans

Date: Saturday July 6, 2024
CBC plan to have three groups leaving the Millers Arms in Canterbury. More details available in the club app.

  • Yellow group at 7.00am
  • Orange group at 7:30am
  • Black group at 8:00am

All heading east to Sandwich, then Dover, Hythe and arriving New Romney at around midday for lunch together. After a decent length break with hot food groups head via Rye and over the hill to Hastings. Anyone riding full route in “orange group” should expect to arrive back in Canterbury after 8pm, and “black pace” by 7:30pm.