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Bournemouth to Sandwich via Fishers Pond Cycle Route

England > Dorset > Bournemouth
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Cycle Route Details
Route NameBournemouth to Sandwich via Fishers Pond
Distance : miles (km)209.87  (337.75)
Posted ByMark Bayliss
Calories Burned kcal
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Cycle Route Location
Start LocationBournemouth Railway Station
End LocationSandwich Railway Station
Cycle Steps
Romsey->Otterbourne->Bishops Waltham->West Meon->
East Meon->South Harting->Midhurst->Selham->
Lower Beeding->Turner's Hill->Lingfield->
Edenbridge->Tonbridge->East Peckham->Yalding->
Coxheath->Kingswood->Lenham->Warren Street->
Stocker's Head->Challock->Molash->Chilham->
Shalmsford Street->Thanington->Canterbury->
Patrixbourne->Littlebourne->Wickhambreux->Grove-> Preston-> Ware->Cop Street->Richborough Fort->
Landmarks/Pubs for lunch/Sites to see?
Christchurch Priory
New Forest (expecially climb through Linwood)
South Downs (Hampshire & Sussex): East Meon, South Harting, Midhurst, Petworth
Views from ridge above Ashdown Forest:Turner's Hill
Hever Castle (near Edenbridge->Tonbridge section)
Top of ridge on North Downs at Warren Street
Views from descent on A252:Chilham
Canterbury & Sandwich

Cycling Clubs located in this region
Dorset Rough Riders
UK Biking
Your comments?
posted by:JamieRating : difficult :
I am just wondering if you completed this ride in 1 day or did you stop overnight? I ve been riding 30-50 milers each week for a year now and want to train for something like this! looks great though well done!

posted by:Mark BaylissRating : difficult :

I did this in one day - for a bet!
I averaged 15-16 mph on the road, not taking into account stops, so it took ca. 16 hours.
The route was designed so that any climbs were gradual, descents were on good quality roads, and there were plenty of long stretches (10 -20 miles) where there were no right turns or junction stops required.

As I know the roads from Tonbridge to Sandwich pretty well, cycling in the dark was less of a problem.

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