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130km route - Grand Circuit of Kent

An extension to the 80km route continuing from Claygate to Three Chimneys and back through Sissinghurst and Curtisden Green to rejoin the shorter route at Claygate.

Leaving the start at Sevenoaks Prep school the route soon reaches the hamlets of Stone Street and Dunks Green [Mini Circuit of Kent splits here] before climbing up Roughway Hill providing a great view across the Kentish countryside from the top.Continuing via Offham (note the ancient Jousting pole on the green) to West Malling, an attractive market town, then to East Malling, after which a long steady climb precedes a sharp descent to cross the A26, then the railway lines and the river Medway at Wateringbury before climbing again up Gower Hill and Smart’s Hill before a fast sweeping descent to the beautiful village of Yalding where the route crosses the river Medway via the old pack horse bridge.You will be on level roads to Claygate where the 130km and 80km routes divide.Continuing on quiet level roads through beautiful countryside that will be showing early signs of Autumn, the fruit trees still laden, via Staplehurst to the ‘Feed Station’ at Frittenden and then to Biddenden and Sissinghurst before returning to Frittenden where there is the opportunity to take on more refreshments. After a short and surprisingly sharp climb up to Curtisden Green it is downhill to Claygate where you will join the Petit Circuit of Kent route to the finish …..

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Climb details

Rating Start / End Points Length Start / End elevation
Average grade
5 9.91km / 12.61km
2.70km 49m / 145m
3.6%
5 24.83km / 27.73km
2.90km 35m / 98m 2.2%
5 30.13km / 34.23km
4.10km 16m / 95m 1.9%
5 85.09km / 87.59km
2.50km 20m / 77m
2.3%
5 94.20km / 99.40km
5.21km 19m / 101m
1.6%
5 127.63km / 130.73km
3.10km 67m / 182m
3.7%

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