Cycling

Cycling

Cycling is one of the best ways to explore Maidstone. There's lots of cycle routes throughout the borough, where you'll be able to enjoy spectacular views and discover places of interest. It offers you health benefits, saves you time, money and is kind to the environment.

Routes

You can check the routes in Kent by visiting Sustrans, a charity working to promote cycling and its benefits.

You can plan your cycle route by visiting Cycle Route or Cycle Streets.

Other useful sites include: KCC Cycle Training, Let's Ride and Explore Kent.

Clubs

There are some fantastic local cycling clubs including:

They organise a number of rides across Maidstone and the surrounding area to try to get more people to cycle. No matter what your level of fitness and experience is, you can find out more about where the rides are by visiting their websites.

Training

Cycle training benefits all cyclists, whatever your age or experience and there's always something new to learn.

For children

Kent County Council provide Bikeability cycle training courses for primary and secondary schools across Kent. For more information visit Kent County Councils website.

For adults

Kent County Council also offers training for adults who may be returning to cycling or who need some help and advice on how to ride safely on today's roads. For more information visit Kent County Councils website.

Cyclists' Touring Club (CTC)

The CTC, inspires and helps people to cycle and keep cycling. They offer a variety of training courses to suit all levels. For more information about qualified instructors in the area visit their website.

Safety

We all know cycling can be great fun, but it can also make you feel happier, healthier and fitter too. Cycling really has no limits, so whether you're cycling to get somewhere or testing your abilities on an off road cycle route, always make sure you cycle safely.

For more information about safe cycling, visit the Kent Road Safety.

Network Rail has also produced new guidance about safety on level crossings.

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