Day 86 Sandwich to St Leonards-on-Sea

White Cliffs of Dover with Ferry Terminal in foreground.

White Cliffs of Dover with Ferry Terminal in foreground.

Friday, 17th of September, Distance 68 miles, 5 hours 26 minutes.

Weather: Dry, warm, sunny spells

Accommodation: Charlie Courtney

On what will hopefully, prove to be the penultimate day, the ride had a few surprises and ended up being a bit more challenging than expected.

Continually alternating from flat to hilly sections, the climbs out of Deal and Dover were very gradual and not as tiring as anticipated. However, the road between Rye and Hastings had 3 short but steep climbs and required a lot more effort.

The coastl views were great today particularly from the clifftops at Capel le Ferne overlooking Folkstone. The white cliffs of Dover were a very welcoming site.

I visited the Battle of Britain Memorial at Capel le Ferne - particularly appropriate as we commerotate the 70th anniversary.

I finally reached my target of cycling 5,000 miles just north of Dymchurch on the road between Folkestone and New Romney.

Just one day to go to the finish line in Brighton, but there's still Beach Head to climb!

Picture Gallery

White Cliffs of Dover with Ferry Terminal in foreground.
White Cliffs of Dover with Ferry Terminal in foreground.
Descending view into Dover and the harbour
View from cliffs at Capel Le Ferne
View from cliffs at Capel Le Ferne and Folkestone Harbour in distance
Battle of Brittain Memorial at Capel le Ferne, near Folkestone
Battle of Brittain Memorial at Capel le Ferne, near Folkestone
Battle of Brittain Memorial at Capel le Ferne, near Folkestone
Battle of Brittain Memorial at Capel le Ferne, near Folkestone
Battle of Brittain Memorial at Capel le Ferne, near Folkestone
Battle of Brittain Memorial at Capel le Ferne, near Folkestone
Battle of Brittain Memorial at Capel le Ferne, near Folkestone
Battle of Brittain Memorial at Capel le Ferne, near Folkestone
Battle of Brittain Memorial at Capel le Ferne, near Folkestone
Pier at Hastings