Crab and Winkle Way

Sunday 11th November 2012 at 10.00am This is what time the ride will set off. It’s best to get to the starting point at least 15 minutes beforehand to avoid missing the start.

Starting Point & Postcode
Whitstable Train Station Old Bridge Road CT5 1RB
Overall Duration On a long ride, it’s sometimes good to have a little break in the middle, or maybe a catch up at the beginning or end to keep it sociable. This means that the overall ride duration may be longer than the actual cycling time.
2 hours 5 mins  (1 hours 25 mins cycling)
Bike Type You probably don’t want to drag your road bike across bumpy trails. Maybe you want to make the most of the suspension on your mountain bike. This helps you match your ride to your bike.
Mountain Bike, Hybrid (off road tyres) 
Suitable for Child Trailers
Accessible Route Accessible routes have been British Cycling assessed, with guidance from disability charities - meaning they are suitable for the majority of adaptive bikes. The route will have no or low levels of traffic, there will be plenty of space and will have a good surface throughout
Sky Ride Local
Guided Rides Great routes and support from trained leaders


What other riders think of this route

Sky Ride Local in Kent

If you're fairly confident on your bike on dirt and gravel surfaces and ready to broaden your cycling horizons, our Off-Road Steady rides are ideal. At a comfortable pace, and possibly with some modest hills along the way, there is barely a metre of tarmac in sight on these rides so come and enjoy the scrunch of gravel and the squelch of mud under your tyres with us! Rides are between 6 and 15 miles long, at a moderate pace of between 7 and 10 miles an hour.

Grab your bike and enjoy riding one of the best off-road routes in all of Kent. This 10 mile round trip will show you the amazing route between Whitstable and the University of Kent. So if you are a student wanting to cycle to lectures or simply a family wanting to get out on a beautiful bike ride then this is the ride for you!

Additional Information

Helmets must be worn by all under 18's regardless of ride level.
The minimum age for these rides is 11, there must be no child trailers or child seats, the child capable of riding within the demands of the off-road specification.
Please bring equipment with you to repair punctures.
Ride Leaders are there to help but are not responsible for your bike.
All rides leave at the time stated you must arrive early Ride Leaders will not wait.

Car Parking
Yes, at start point, Whitstable Train Station or surrounding streets, charges may apply
Nearest Train Station
Start Point, Whitstable Station 
Toilet Facilities Available?
Yes, at Whitstable train station  

Meet the Ride Leaders

  • Graham Cottington
    Graham Cottington Hi Everyone, My name is Graham, you will be made very welcome on our Skyrides. Each ride caters for age and abilty so dont be afraid if you are a little rusty, or that you have not riden for a while. We are there to help and give encouragement throughout the ride. We will lead at a pace to suit all abilities and hopefully make it an enjoyable experience for all. We will check over your bikes on arrival and a full brief will be given. I am a steady rider and although ride regularly I am no Bradley Wiggins or Sir Chris Hoy. I look forward to meeting you on our ride and feel sure we will have fun. Regards Graham
  • Simon Allum
    Simon Allum
  • Steve Jones
    Steve Jones This is year number 5 for me has a Sky Ride leader. During that time I've had some great days out on Sky Ride's and now regularly cycle with people I've met through the Sky Ride program. It's great to get people out on their bikes in a safe environment and watch the confidence grow on the road. Sky Rides are for all the family, so why not join us sometime soon. Enjoy your ride!

Rider Comments on the Route

  • Casey Jones Tuesday 13th October
  • BOB Leighton Thursday 3rd September
  • Paul Edwards Saturday 29th August
  • Paul Edwards Tuesday 23rd September as fun as can be

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