Centre/Parking where footpath will take you to the cliff). At East Dean T.R. Off A259 signed Birling Gap/Beachy Head. No walking. The road runs round past Beachy Head to join the B2103. A right turn will take you along the coast to Eastbourne and rejoin the A259 signed Pevensey. Follow to A27/A259 junction (services here). Stay on A259 to Bexhill. Follow signs for sea front/De La Warr Pavilion. Stop here and visit the pavilion. It recently won the architect an award for the best restored building. Plenty of parking, tea room and toilets.
Leave Bexhill on A259 signed Hastings (good place for fish and chips). Leave Hastings on the A21. 3 miles T.R. A26 â€“ West Field-Broad OakNorthiam-Rolvenden-Tenderden. 2 miles L.T. To A282 2.5 miles R.T. (straight on). A272 Headcorn (direction Maidstone). 5 miles from Headcorn (Five Wents) T.L. B2163 Chart Corner. Cross A229 Coxheath-Farleigh Green-West Farleigh. The B2163 will meet the A26 T-jct. T.L. Wateringbury. Follow to A228. R.T. West Maling. Then M20-M25 Dartford Crossing. We did this in October 2009 with a small group (4 bikes). It would be difficult with a big group as the south coast road is busy. Good time would be early spring or autumn. Full day's ride with stops. Approximately 350 miles Stowmarket to Stowmarket. Keith Gilbert The SAM Observer February 2010
The February 2010 edition of "The SAM Observer"