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  • Writer's pictureNathan Perrott

Kent Cycling Events in 2024

An AI-generated illustration depicting cyclists racing through the Kent North Downs

Whether you're a seasoned cyclist or just starting out, these Kent-based cycling events promise breathtaking scenery, challenging routes, and a fantastic community vibe. Ready for the challenge?



Hell of the Ashdown

๐Ÿ—“๏ธ Date: Sunday, 24th February 2024


Billed as "The most demanding sportive in Kent", not only due to the number of significant climbs, but also the fact it's so early in the year. ๐Ÿฅถ


Your entry fee will help support Chartwell Cancer Trust.


๐Ÿ‘‰ Find out more and register at https://www.helloftheashdown.cc



Kentish Killer

๐Ÿ—“๏ธ Date: Sunday, 3rd March 2024


Kickstart your cycling season with one of the UK's toughest sportives. The Kentish Killer is a badge of honor for serious cyclists, featuring two routes (~44 and ~69.6 miles) starting from Brands Hatch, Longfield, testing your mettle with every pedal.


Your entry fee will help raise vital funds for the Kent Surrey Sussex Air Ambulance.


Find out more and register at https://www.kentishkiller.co.uk



RIDE Castle

๐Ÿ—“๏ธ Date: Sunday, 5th May 2024


Dive into the heart of Kent's stunning countryside with the RIDE Castle series. Choose from Epic (126 miles), Champion (100 miles), Classic (73 miles), or Cool (36 miles) routes starting from Tonbridge. Perfect for riders seeking both beauty and challenge.


Your entry fee will help raise vital funds for Action Medical Research to help sick and disabled babies and children.


๐Ÿ‘‰ Find out more and register at https://action.org.uk/events/cycling/castle-ride



The Canterbury Bike Ride

๐Ÿ—“๏ธ Date: Sunday, 21st July 2024


Returning to Canterbury Rugby Club, this summer classic offers routes of approximately 25, 50, and 75 miles. It's a splendid mix of Kent's historic beauty and cycling fun.


Your entry fee goes towards raising money for Kent MSย Therapy Centre and Canterbury Hellfire Wheelchair Rugby.


๐Ÿ‘‰ Find out more and register at https://www.canterburybikeride.co.uk



The Kent Classic

๐Ÿ—“๏ธ Date: Sunday, 27th October 2024

Hosted at Lingfield Park Racecourse, this autumn event offers three distances (112, 82, 47 km) winding through picturesque landscapes. It's a fantastic way to close out your cycling year.


Your entry fee helps raise funds for Alzheimerโ€™s Research UK.




Remember, cycling isn't just about the distance โ€“ it's about the journey, the sights, the sounds, and the coffee breaks (of course!). So, gear up, set your sights on Kent's horizons, and make 2024 a year of unforgettable rides!


Happy, safe pedaling!


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