This Saturday, 16 July 2011, we’re pleased to announce one of our annual excursions into the Kent countryside, courtesy of our architectural friend and sage Benny O’Looney.
Benny is leading a ‘cycling, swimming, and possibly sketching’ cycle tour of the north Kent Coast (a detail of one of Benny’s splendid watercolour examples depicting Broadstairs Pier is shown).
We will start cycling in Faversham, and then running along the coast from there, potentially ending at a drinking spot in Broadstairs.
Architectural highlights include the fine Guildhall and Abbey Street in Faversham, The Victorian charms of Birchington and Westgate and a look at the newly opened Turner centre in Margate by David Chipperfield.
Abundant sea bathing opportunities could make this a rewarding and refreshing experience for both the body and the mind!
Meet at the Victoria station ticket office at 10:00 for the 10.22 am train* (Southeastern London Victoria – Ramsgate: journey 1hr 17mins). Purchase return tickets to Broadstairs as we aim to finish the ride there.
Don’t forget Southeastern’s Group Save – 4 people travel for the price of 2! To take advantage of this offer ensure that you are at the ticket office at 10.00 to get into groups of 4
Please get there in good time to get your bike on the train!