Active Ramsgate has launched a new guide for cyclists to travel from Ramsgate to Deal and back with the opportunity to visit some of the South East’s best examples of architecture, history and nature along the way.
Titled the Pier to Pier Cycle Trail due to the starting and finishing points being Ramsgate Pier (yes there was a Ramsgate Pier!) and Deal Pier, the route is 20km one-way, but with the majority on cycle-friendly paths, it’s a route for all the family to enjoy, with lots of viewpoints and places to stop and rest along the way.
With foreign holidays still hanging in the balance, the UK is the destination of choice this summer, and Ramsgate is under 2 hours’ drive from London and easily accessible from surrounding counties via fantastic high speed rail links.
Its beautiful coastline, stunning beaches and bays, nature and cosmopolitan vibe makes it one of the undiscovered gems of Kent to visit, and with it being one of the sunniest parts of the UK, it’s the perfect coastal resort for an outdoors staycation this year.
This new cycling guide lays out clear ‘pedal by pedal’ instructions of the route, a downloadable map, along with points of interest along the way, including a brief history of Ramsgate Pier, an introduction to medieval Sandwich as the half-way point, and an overview of Pegwell Bay National Nature Reserve and Deal Pier. The route also takes you right past 3 golf courses, including Royal St George’s where the 149th Open Championships takes place in July.
In addition, there are some fabulous suggestions of outdoor eateries to visit along the way, allowing you to enjoy the continental vibe and hustle and bustle of this beautiful corner of Thanet.
Travelling to the area? No need to worry about bringing bikes, Harbour Bikes is based in the arches of Ramsgate’s Royal Harbour and have a wide range of cycles to hire – or if you have brought your own, they can help repair or service your two wheels if they need a spot of fine tuning before you head off.
The guide is free to download from the Active Ramsgate website which also includes details of other outdoor activities available in this coastal resort, as well as places to stay and where to eat and drink.
For more information on Ramsgate’s outdoor activities by the sea, visit www.ramsgatetown.org/activeramsgate or search for Ramsgate Town on Facebook and Twitter.
ACTIVE RAMSGATE: a range of inspiring themed walks, cycle routes, canoe trails, scuba diving, boat trips, golf, tennis, pickleball and bird watching tours created to capture the interest of locals and visitors alike. Find out more by contacting the Project Manager, Dr Cheryl Mvula, on 01227 272078.
Active Ramsgate is an initiative set up and funded by Ramsgate Town Council.
For more information about Active Ramsgate, visit www.ramsgatetown.org/activerams