75 km | 46.6 mi from Brixton. feat. Pilgrims Way & Brasted Hill.
This ride will take you to the Northern part of the stunning Kent Downs AONB where you'll enjoy some challenging climbs, quiet country lanes and panoramic views.
Rating > Difficult
Terrain > Some busy London roads, rolling hills and country lanes
Elevation Gain > 800m | 2,624ft
There is nothing like starting a ride from the house and see how far you can go. It’s exactly what happened on that day. We had my first (out of many) coffee of the day with some friends at Four Boroughs (Coldharbour Works) and decided to head to Kent from there.
Crossing Dulwich and West Wickham was actually quite nice as we left early: the roads were still very quiet and the morning sun was already keeping us warm.
After 15 km we finally hit some “proper nature”.
It was the first weekend of May so the fields were covered with rapeseed flowers. Quite magical.
About half way through this ride is The Velo Barn (after 40 km). This cyclist hub is the perfect place for chilling in the sunshine, eating carrot cake and drink a flat white whilst your bike is safe on the rack next to you.
After refuelling, you’ll alternate scenic roads with panoramic views and quaint forest lanes. One of many things we love about this ride is that it looks incredible all year round; bluebells in April, rapeseed fields in May, wildflowers in June, lavender in July. Even in the winter, frost and fog makes the lanes a unique place to ride.
We finished this ride where it started, at Four Boroughs: they have the best sunny courtyard in the area, and their spinach and feta sourdough swirl is a must have.
Enjoy the ride!
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By train: Loughborough junction or Brixton.
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