Penshurst to Tonbridge Cycle route 12

After a little bit of nagging and some hints of excitement we tackled part of the route 12 cycle path between Penshurst to Tombridge and back again.

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We parked the car (free) at Penshsurst Place smugly got the bikes out of the boot and set off from there. The only trauma being the fact that I found out that I forgot my phone so GoPro camera shots it was.

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The route I planed on the GPS was completely unnecessary as it was signposted all the way around which is a first for my experience of cycle paths.

Alot of the time the pedestrians had their very own path to stick to which was rather nice.

It was a mixed media when it came to the quality of the terrain. Some areas were quite stony however I feel that despite maybe borderline voiding my warranty on the bike they both handled the rough surface rather well.

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My husband having the original tiers on his 2010 and me having the notorious Kojak’s we both survived with negative punchers.

Parts of it were rather hilly. I’m sure a 6 speed would do the job, but as I was loaded with my son for the intire journey I can not confirm this. There was a bit of pushing! On the whole I would say it was rather flat.

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The Information included are the records of the route back from Tonbrige where we downed tools for a bit of a picnic and a watch of a boating race underway.

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It was all rather terribly English.

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There was also a castle like structure which my son found fascinating. His first castle, clearly a childhood milestone I have neglected to provide him up until now.

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My novice husband really enjoyed it and would do it again so a fantastic result, as well as some awesome helmet hair!

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There is a video but its is x1600 speed and rather hard to watch but will give you a better idea of the route.

 

 

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