Cycling in Dover District

Recent blog postings

Spokes supports public bridleway creation in Dover

July 13th, 2012

Previously we blogged about supporting the creation of a cycle route in Dover which will benefit a number of local schools and residents in the wider community. Kent County Council are now advertising the creation of a public bridleway to allow this to take place. Spokes have written a letter of support for this.

Posted in Cycle routes, Strategies & consultations

Times Campaign: Dover District Council’s response

May 11th, 2012

Dover District Council have responded to our letter asking that they support the Times’ Cities Safe for Cycling campaign.

Posted in Uncategorized

Proposed cycle path in Dover

March 2nd, 2012

Kent County Council have just opened a consultation to propose upgrading a footpath in northern Dover to allow cycling. The proposal will benefit a number of schools and provide a convenient and largely traffic-free link between Whitfield and Dover town centre.

Please write in support of this proposal. The consultation closes on 27 April 2012.

Posted in Cycle routes, Strategies & consultations

River Dour Greenway phase 2 consultation

February 16th, 2012

The consultation for phase 2 of the River Dour Greenway cycle route between Ladywell and the seafront in Dover has just opened. Please view and fill in the consultation documents which include maps of the route and a questionnaire. This can be returned to Traffic Schemes Team, Highways and Transportation, Kent County Council, Ashford Highway Depot, Henwood Industrial Estate, Javelin Way, Ashford, Kent, TN24 8AD. Alternatively you can email traffic.schemes@kent.gov.uk, making it clear that you’re commenting on this scheme.

Consultation responses need to be received by Monday 5th March.

Posted in Cycle routes, Strategies & consultations

National Cycle Route 1 closure during Open Golf

June 18th, 2011

Spokes member Chris Harrington has emailed us to point out that the portion of National Cycle Route 1 between Sandwich and Deal through the Royal Cinque Ports Golf Club will be closed during next month’s Open Golf championship. Thanks for letting us know, Chris.

Posted in Cycle routes

Local elections 2011

April 11th, 2011

We’ve asked all of the candidates for councillors in Ashford Borough, Canterbury District, Dover District, Shepway District, Swale Borough, and Thanet District for their views on a number of cycling-related topics. Their answers can be found on our May 2011 election page.

Posted in Uncategorized

Dover district cycle forum re-forming

January 18th, 2011

Dover district cycle forum will be re-forming on 31st January. The initial meeting will be at Royal Hotel (Map room), Beach Street, Deal between 18:15 and 20:00. Anybody interested in progressing cycling facilities in Dover district is invited to attend.

Posted in Events

River Dour Greenway phase 1b

January 10th, 2011

Phase 1b of the construction of the River Dour Greenway cycle route in Dover is about to get underway. For details see the press release and background information from the Future Routes section of this website.

Posted in Cycle routes

River Dour cycle route construction started

October 18th, 2010

Spokes is pleased to hear that construction work started today on first phase of the River Dour cycle route that we blogged about back in February. Construction will take approximately three weeks. Once complete this phase will link Dover town centre with Buckland Bridge. Later phases are intended to extend the route so that it eventually links Crabble and River to Dover seafront.

Background information on the River Dour Greenway can be found in the Future Routes section of our website.

Posted in Cycle routes

Big Wheel of Kent maps and guides now online

May 23rd, 2010

Maps and guides are now online for the free Big Wheel of Kent cycle event on Sunday 13th June:

The Folkestone to Canterbury map and guide will be online in the next few days.

Posted in Cycle rides, Events

Spokes lead French schoolchildren on cycle ride around east Kent

April 28th, 2010

On Sunday 25th and Tuesday 27th April Spokes lead a group of over 20 French schoolchildren and their teachers on a cycle ride along National Cycle Route 1 from Dover, via Sandwich to Canterbury, then Regional Cycle Route 16 back to Dover again. Much fun was had by everyone.

Posted in Cycle rides

Inaccessible cycle parking at Dover’s B&Q

March 22nd, 2010

It appears that B&Q in Dover are attempting to compete with Canterbury’s Whitefriars shopping centre for the worst cycle parking in east Kent. B&Q’s cycle parking, pictured, is left completely inaccessible due to the large number of trolleys stored there.

Posted in Cycle facilities

River Dour cycle route consultation

February 12th, 2010

Map detailing the proposed River Dour cycle route in DoverKent County Council and Kent Highway Services are currently consulting on a proposed cycle route that roughly follows the river Dour in Dover. Plans for phase 1 of this route are now available online to view. We encourage you to write in support of these plans. Click here for more details on the River Dour Cycle Route.

Posted in Cycle routes, Strategies & consultations

Cycle forum

Please see Dover Cycle Forum's page.

Future routes

Cycling maps

Spokes are preparing a number of cycle maps for towns and cities in East Kent. Those in Dover District are listed below. For full details please see our maps page.

Stations

Station Cycle stands capacity Cycle lockers
Aylesham 0 0
Deal 59 0
Dover Priory 48 Yes, on platform 1
Kearsney 10 ?
Martin Mill 0 0
Sandwich 8 6
Shepherdswell 24 0
Snowdown 0 0
Walmer 12 6