Routes

Local routes starting from SE20 Cycles may be sent to adultrides@pengecc.org. Include the link from Ride With GPS and provide a short description. Please test-ride it first to check one-way systems, public access and great places for cake.

Steady (Sunday mornings)

Route nameDistanceElevationNotes
Steady week 1: Downe24 miles 992 ft Holwoood Farm or the Lookout at Biggin Hill Airport.
Steady week 2: Chelsham via Featherbed26 miles 1,326 ft Botley Hill Sheep Shed.
Steady week 3: Tatsfield27 miles 1,225 ft Holwood Farm.
Steady week 4: Chelsfield26 miles 1,240 ft Holwood Farm.
Steady week 5: Downe and Berry’s27 miles 1,240 ft Holwood Farm.
Steady week 6: Warlingham27 miles 1,150 ft Botley Hill Sheep Shed.
Steady week 7: Nower Loop27 miles 1,450 ft Holwood Farm.
Steady week 8: Tatsfield via Featherbed27 miles 1,500 ft Holwood Farm or Tatsfield Tea Room.
Steady week 9: Tatsfield reverse27 miles 1,225 ft Tatsfield Tea Room or Botley Hill Sheep Shed.
Steady: Barry’s Memorial Ride27 miles 1,600 ft Holwood Farm.
Steady: Downe and Cudham28 miles 1,550 ft Holwood Farm.
Steady: Slines Oak29 miles 1,345 ft Botley Hill Sheep Shed.

Short (Sunday mornings)

Route nameDistanceElevationNotes
Short week 1: Limpsfield Chart33 miles1,997 ftBotley Farm Sheep Shed (café).
Short week 2: Otford35 miles2,114 ftPond View Café at Otford (cash payment only).
Short week 3: Pilgrim’s & Star35 miles2,135 ftVélo Barn and Eat’n’ Mess and Holwood Farm Shop.
Short week 4: Woldingham School35 miles1,950 ftBotley Hill Sheep Shed (café) and Tatsfield Tea Room and Holwood Farm Shop.
Short week 5: Eynsford35 miles1,826 ftRiverside Tea Room in Eynsford.
Short week 6: Farleigh & Downe33 miles1,746 ftBotley Hill Sheep Shed (café) and Tatsfield Tea Room.
Short week 7: Blueberry Lane33 miles1,787 ftTatsfield Tea Room and Holwood Farm Shop.
Short week 8: Hogtrough33 miles1,895 ftVélo Barn and Holwood Farm Shop.
Short week 9: Godstone35 miles1,928 ftBotley Hill Sheep Shed (café) in both directions with Flower Farm Tea Room soon after Godstone.
Barry’s Ride – Short Route37 miles2,135 ftRolling route out to Chelsfield and Halstead.

Medium

Route nameDistanceElevationNotes
Niki’s “medium medium” 45 miles 3,204 ftPublic toilets with cafe and shop at Ide Hill.
Rowdow and reverse Knatts Valley48 miles2,840 ftRowdow Hill, descent through Knatts Valley. Cafe at Eynsford.
Chartwell & Ide Hill46 miles2,960 ftPublic toilets with cafe and shop at Ide Hill.
Darenth Valley41 miles2,283 ftRiverside Tearoom in Eynsford.

Long (Sunday mornings)

Route nameDistanceElevationNotes
Long week 1a: Enterdent & Trevereux54 miles3,008 ftCafes in Edenbridge; Pronto café at Four Elms.
Long week 1b: Pain’s Hill53 miles2,911 ftPronto cafe at Four Elms.
Long week 2a: Crouch56 miles3,933 ftPond View Café at Otford (cash payment only).
Long week 2b: Gracious Lane54 miles3,082 ftMelias Place at Borough Green; Italian Deli at Kemsing (call to check if they are open).
Long week 3: Chiddingstone & Carter’s55 miles3,382 ftTulip Tree Café in Chiddingstone. (Inspired by an older route to Carter’s Hill.)
Long week 4a: Cobham & Vigo57 miles3,406 ftCafé at far end of Trosley Country Park. (This route evolved from The Peggy Spencer Classic.)
Long week 4b: Meopham Green55 miles3,199 ftWhite Finch Bakery near Meopham Green.
Long week 5a: Penshurst57 miles4,062 ftPorcupine Pantry at Penshurst Place. (Replacement for Long 2: Longer.)
Long week 5b: Ightham Mote56 miles3,379 ftCafé at Ightham Mote; Melias Place at Borough Green; Italian Deli at Kemsing (call to check if they are open).
Long week 6a: Chartwell & Row Dow56 miles3,520 ftCafé at Ide Hill; Italian Deli at Kemsing (call to check if they are open).
Long week 6b: Limpsfield Chart & Row Dow51 miles3,204 ftCafé at Ide Hill; Pond View Café at Otford (cash payment only).
Long week 7: Chiddingstone & Ide54 miles3,171 ftTulip Tree café in Chiddingstone (go through an archway then along on a gravel path).
Long week 8a: Cowden53 miles3,654 ftPronto café at Four Elms.
Long week 8b: Knatts Valley51 miles2,687 ftRiverside Tearoom at Eynsford; Pond View Café at Otford (cash payment only).
Long week 9: Terry’s Lodge54 miles3,326 ftSpeedgate café near Fawkham Green; Pond View Café at Otford – cash payment only.
Long wet: Ide & Ivy Hatch54 miles3,688 ftCafé at Ide Hill; Pond View Café at Otford (cash payment only).
Barry’s ride – long route54 miles3,488 ftIncludes Sundridge Hill.
Old Mother Hubbard51 miles 3,717 ft The imposing Toys Hill and then Hubbards Hill.
Chalkpit Challenge56 miles 3,616 ftChalkpit: toughest climb in the area? Cafes at Ide Hill and Edenbridge.

Gran Fondo (100km to 100mi)

Route nameDistanceElevationNotes
Box Hill via Godstone63 miles2,982 ftCafe and great view at the top of Box Hill.
Penge to Hildenborough65 miles3,893 ftVia Knatts Valley and Ide Hill.
Ashdown Forest75 miles5,563 ftWarning: very hilly. Includes The Wall.
Penge to Windsor78 miles2,662 ftVia Richmond Park and Windsor Great Park.
Uckfield86 miles5,897 ftPlenty of cafes in Uckfield.

Audax (several hours)

Route nameDistanceElevationNotes
Teapot Island 200km125 miles5,279 ftPretty, flat 200km route. Cafes at Teapot Island and Headcorn.
Penge-Whitstable-Penge130 miles6,264 ftCycle to the sea and back. Lots of cafes in Whitstable for lunch.

Outbound only

Route nameDistanceElevationNotes
Penge to Brighton56 miles3,600 ftVia Ditchling Beacon.
Penge to Paris part 1
63 miles3,846 ftTo Newhaven for the ferry to Dieppe…
Penge to Paris part 2112 miles4,508 ft…and on to Paris.