Bike Week 2021

Do you know that 30 May to 5 June is National Bike Week in the UK?

The theme of Bike Week 2021 is health and wellbeing so make cycling your daily exercise!!! Go cycling in and around Ashford and share a photo, video or story about your experience on Facebook, Instagram or Twitter, using #BikeWeekUK #7DaysofCycling and #CycleAshford during the week.  Don’t forget to tag us in @visitashtent.

Saturday 30 May is also the World’s Biggest Bike Ride and everyone can take part, simply log your journey with Cycling UK.   All you need to do is pledge to take part, tell everyone you know, and get ready to be a part of the biggest cycling ride ever!!!

The landscapes surrounding Ashford and Tenterden are hard to resist.  Here cycle routes range from long-distance paths to atmospheric town trails.  In Ashford the town also boasts safe traffic-free cycle routes.  The National Cycle Route 18 goes through the borough - it is a glorious heritage ride through the Weald heading west out of Ashford, along quiet country roads to charismatic Tenterden.  It also sweeps east along tranquil lanes to Wye.

So whether you're riding on or off-road, looking for an new adventure or family-friendly afternoon, we have amazing cycle routes all over Ashford for you to try during Bike Week 20201.  You can access the Explore Kent Cycle Map of Ashford for urban commuting links.  For longer cycles you can plan your journey using Cyclestreet – the best way to get out and explore Ashford on your bike.

I hope you will join us for Bike Week 2021 and enjoy the splendours of the borough by choosing to use cycling as your method of transport and for your daily exercise.

UK Electric Bike Centre offers a unique experience viewing the beautiful Weald of Kent countryside on an electric bike.  They have carefully designed a number of routes of different lengths along peaceful backroads – passing vineyards, gardens, villages, woodlands, breweries and castles. An electric bike is designed to enable people of mixed abilities to effortlessly enjoy the pleasures of cycling. Riders have the option of power-assisted pedalling to take the strain when they need it. For family days out, you’ll find children’s mountain bikes, tag-alongs and buggies.

Receive a 10% discount when booking at Bloomsbury, between 30th May and 6th June using code ATTA2021.

To celebrate Bike Week The Wider Experience are offering a few exciting opportunities.  Ride and Glide - Explore the Kent coastline (self-led or guided) by bike and then enjoy a water sport lesson of your choice, all hire included. Bespoke Cycle Tours - Let someone guide and support you with their cycling expertise,  local knowledge and connections, ideal for groups of friends, families, couples or maybe even a corporate event.  Learn to Ride - The fun way for you to learn to cycle in a safe outdoor environment. Courses include complete beginners, refresher, skills and confidence booster. All courses can be booked on their website.

Homewood Cycles offer a range of cycling services including bike hire. With years of experience, fantastic prices and expert caring safety staff on hand to help you make the right choice, Homewood Cycles is the company for you.

Based in Ashford and open 6 days a week Homewood Cycles deliver to hotels, glamping and camping sites, and b&bs (drop off by appointment).