Introducing Poppy Ride Kent: Follow the historic trail of the Battle of Britain
Secure your place today! We’re offering the first 100 riders who register a reduced entry fee of £25.
Take on Poppy Ride Kent where you’ll follow in the steps of the famous “Few” who took to the skies in the Battle of Britain.
"Never in the field of human conflict was so much owed by so many to so few.",
This year marks 80 years since the Allies launched the liberation of Europe on D-Day. We’ll traverse beneath the skies that were witness to the incredible sacrifices made by the valiant “Few” in the lead up to this decisive moment in history.
Beyond a cycling event, Poppy Ride Kent is a testament to remembrance and camaraderie. Join fellow cyclists, honour the past, and create lasting memories while fundraising for the Royal British Legion.
Our expert team have everything covered so no matter your experience you can focus on the road ahead. From well-marked routes to top-notch support stations, our team ensures your journey is smooth, safe, and memorable.
Choose the right route for you
Whether you're taking your first spin in the cycling world or you're a seasoned pro, Poppy Ride offers three professionally designed routes - each catering to different skill levels.
Choose the one that suits your pace and experience:
45km: Gentle Intro Ride
An easier ride through quiet roads in the Kent countryside, an ideal introduction to anyone new to organised road cycling events.
100km: Scenic Adventure
An ideal route for both experienced cyclists and those wanting to push themselves on a route which takes in parts of the beautiful Kent.
140km: Legion Legend
This is the longest Poppy Ride route which is comparable to the longest day on our iconic Pedal to Paris event.
Official RBL jersey to wear on the day when you raise £300
Unique finisher’s medal
Free on-site parking
Fully stocked feed stations
Expert medical and mechanical support
Event Village with onsite catering
Dedicated team for fundraising support
Poppy Ride Kent
07:00 – Event Village opens
08:00 – First riders set off
17:00 – Event Village closes
Ashford Hockey Club, The Fortress, Ball Lane, Kennington, Ashford TN25 4EB
If travelling by public transport, it’s a 15 minute cycle from Ashford International Train station (direct links to London and other parts of Kent (Ramsgate to Eastbourne).
If travelling by car we have free on-site parking.
Boost your riding skills
Hone your cycling expertise with our experienced ride captains who will be there to support you. Gain valuable insights into peloton riding, road safety, and the camaraderie that cycling brings.
Whether you come on your own or join as a group, we offer you the best support before, during and after the event.