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 bromptondock.co.uk). (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?
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.