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Dover to Land’s End Cycle Ride – In Aid of Harvest India

June 29, 2015

landsend_yabbedoo6Cycling from the Port of Dover thought the fruit orchards of Kent, historic Canterbury and the Medway estuary to Roman Rochester on day 1.  Day two, on thought the heart of London to Kingston cycling the Thames path past London Bridge. Day three cycling to Windsor & Eaton and on to Reading following the Thames and then through Windsor Park. Day Four sees the start of a gentle climb following the Kennet and Avon Canal to Great Bedwyn and then climbing on to the Historic stones at Avebury towards Alton Priors before descending into Bath. Day five is a more leisurely ride to Taunton on old railway lines (with the Staple Hill Tunnel) and parts of the Sustrans cycle network and the Somerset Levels. Day six sees the start of some serious cycling! Almost continuous climbing or descending though majestic scenery over Exmoor and the highest point on the route to Barnstaple  Day seven sees a flattish start before short steep ups and downs again with fantastic coastal views to Crackington Junction.  Day eight is cycling worthy of the Tour de France ‘King of the Mountains’ with some extreme climbs but rewarded with stunning scenery over Bodmin Moor before picking up the flatter Camel Trail and them the ups and downs to Newquay. Day nine is the final push – a challenging up and down route to Penzance though the ‘lunar landscapes’ of the old mining areas around Redruth and from Penzance, pushing on to the end – Lands End.

To Sponsor Alun Davies – Trustee of Harvest India UK – who is undertaking the whole journey – please click HERE to donate.

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If you would like to cycle one of the daily legs of the route, please see below and contact Alun by email:

  • Day 1: Dover to Rochester: 76.1 miles  (Max climb 150 mts)
  • Day 2: Rochester to Kingston: 63.1 miles  (Max climb 100 mts)
  • Day 3: Kingston to Reading: 49.8 miles (Max climb 90 mts)
  • Day 4: Reading to Bath: 87 miles (Max climb 180 mts –hilly middle section)
  • Day 5: Bath to Taunton: 87 miles (Max climb 60 mts – very flat!)
  • Day 6: Taunton to Barnstaple: 65 miles (Max climb 480 mts – very tough!)
  • Day 7: Barnstaple to Crackington Junction: 55 miles (Max climb 200 mts – very hilly)
  • Day 8: Crackington to Newquay: 63 miles (Max climb 300- mts – very tough!)
  • Day 9: Newquay to Lands End: 61 miles (Max climb 210 mts – very hilly)


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