Cycle path workersMy boys travel to Chartham on the train every day so they’ve been keeping me updated on the progress of the Godmersham to Chilham cycle path. Earlier this week they reported that “It’s nearly done!”

Which is just as well because there’s an opening ceremony at 10 am next Friday 31 May at Ashford International Station.

Ashford International Station? Yes. That is correct. The Brompton Dock company and Kent County Council are also opening a Brompton Dock at the station on the same day (to which media have been invited) and then Spokes (cycling charity) is leading an official cycle path opening ride between Ashford and Canterbury.

Anyone wanting to take part in the official ride should contact Ruth Hardy at the Brompton Dock company (Ruth at (They need to know exact numbers for insurance purposes.)

Alternatively you could just breeze along on an unofficial ride or by yourself later in the day?

This is the official press release about the event: Brompton Dock in Kent – Press Release And this the cycle route page on the KCC website.

Anyone wishing to jump the gun should be warned that it’s not quite finished yet. In fact, taking the photo above, I found out that there’s 200 metres that hasn’t even been started.

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2 Responses to CYCLE NAVVIES

  1. sarah mackey says:

    Love the pic of the cycle path navvies! I tried out quite a bit of the almost finished path on Sunday, sort of due to bad navigation through Denge Wood, and found the bit that’s still a footpath at the moment too. Looking forward to doing the whole route soon. And on the cycling subject, Ripple Farmer workers have almost reached their 150 ‘bike to work’ miles challenge for May, aiming for 200 in July!

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