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Cycle Tour The Channel Tour

Dag 4: Dover-Winchelsea

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Elevation profile Cycle Tour The Channel Tour

Added on 23 Jun 2015

on 04 Jul 2015

Cycle route metrics

ridden

Total distance in km

78

Cumulative elevation gain in m

552

Avg. slope uphill in %

0,71

Cumulative elevation loss in m

522

GPS track data

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Rights owner

Ottocolor

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by-sa: CREATIVE COMMONS Attribution-ShareAlike

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by Ottocolor on 23 Jun 2015

Track points in total

1.524

Track points per km (avg)

20

Start/endpoint

Start location

Dover, England, GB (-26 m NHN)

End location

Rother, England, GB (4 m NHN)

ridden on

12 Jun 2015

Weather

In the morning a little rain, but then a glorious day and again very hot, also muggy. We felt the threat of a thunderstorm, but it stayed nearly dry. In the evening it chilled considerably. The wind was again easterly, thus still tailwind.

Temperaturverlauf am 12.06.2015 07:0008:0009:0010:0011:0012:0013:0014:0015:0016:0017:0018:0019:0010°20°30°19° - 30°

Properties

We followed route No 2 all day. Between Dover and Folkstone on a beautiful nature path through meadows above the famous white cliffs. After Folkstone briefly on the promenade, then along an old military canal followed by quiet roads through Romney Marsh. A good bike path to the coast, then somewhat exposed to traffic. The last stretch into Rye across a huge meadow with sheep. Beautiful, but cumbersome nature path with gates between Rye and Winchelsea. We pitched our tents on a nature camp site on the outskirts of Winchelsea.

Remarks

My bike chain snapped about halfway between Dover and Folkstone, so I had to wheel the bike, was pushed by Kolya and rolled myself into town, where we found a bike repair shop.

Travel report

Her spiste vi morgenmad/Here we had breakfast
Her spiste vi morgenmad/Here we had breakfast
Full English morgenmad, tak/A full English one, please
Full English morgenmad, tak/A full English one, please
Ude på terrassen regner det endnu/On the patio it is still raining
Ude på terrassen regner det endnu/On the patio it is still raining
De grønne, grønne engelske enge/The green, green grass of the English meadows
De grønne, grønne engelske enge/The green, green grass of the English meadows
Oven over de spektakulære hvide klinter/On top of the spectacular white cliffs.
Oven over de spektakulære hvide klinter/On top of the spectacular white cliffs.
Et kig ned på stranden, 150 m nede/A view downwards to the beach 500 ft down
Et kig ned på stranden, 150 m nede/A view downwards to the beach 500 ft down
Mindevæg i Battle of Britain-mindeparken/Wall of remembrance at the Battle of Britain memorial
Mindevæg i Battle of Britain-mindeparken/Wall of remembrance at the Battle of Britain memorial
I baggrunden udstillingsbygningen The Wing/In the background the exhibition centre The Wing
I baggrunden udstillingsbygningen The Wing/In the background the exhibition centre The Wing
En Hawker Hurricane udstillet/A Hawker Hurricane on display
En Hawker Hurricane udstillet/A Hawker Hurricane on display
Fishʹnʹchips til frokost i Folkstone/Fishʹnʹships for lunch in Folkstone
Fishʹnʹchips til frokost i Folkstone/Fishʹnʹships for lunch in Folkstone
Den gamle militærkanal krydses/Crossing the old military canal
Den gamle militærkanal krydses/Crossing the old military canal
Stædige får og arrige svaner har plads nok/Stubborn sheep and furious swans with lots of space
Stædige får og arrige svaner har plads nok/Stubborn sheep and furious swans with lots of space
Kaffepause ved en lille bro/A coffee break on a small bridge
Kaffepause ved en lille bro/A coffee break on a small bridge
Et kig på den gamle kirke i Old Romney/A visit at the old church of Old Romney
Et kig på den gamle kirke i Old Romney/A visit at the old church of Old Romney
Meget specielt højt loft med synlige bjælker/Very special high ceiling with visible rafters
Meget specielt højt loft med synlige bjælker/Very special high ceiling with visible rafters
Byport i den charmerende lille by Rye/Town gate of the charming little town of Rye
Byport i den charmerende lille by Rye/Town gate of the charming little town of Rye
Mange flotte bindingsværkshuse i centrum/Many beautiful half timbered houses in the town centre
Mange flotte bindingsværkshuse i centrum/Many beautiful half timbered houses in the town centre
Detalje fra den store kirkes ydre/A detail from the exterior of the large church
Detalje fra den store kirkes ydre/A detail from the exterior of the large church