The Fifth Continent


306km cycling event starting from Raynes Park. Controls at Stonegate Village Hill, New Romney, Stonegate Village Hill, Pease Pottage Services and Raynes Park., plus 3 information controls.

A challenging figure of eight ride to the unique location of Dungeness and back through the best Kent, Sussex and Surrey countryside. Many small lanes and undulations make this ride harder than it looks on paper.

According to the Ingoldsby Legends 'The World, according to the best geographers, is divided into Europe, Asia, Africa, America, and Romney Marsh'. We present this ride to this unique location to mark the 100th anniversary of the first BRM ride. ** Subject to Covid-19 restrictions the plan is to open registration for the ride on 10th July 2021. The details below are the current plans and will be amended if required ** Enjoy a breakfast at the start and leave the city behind before most are awake towards the first staffed control at Stonegate Village Hall for some fuel and TLC. Then pass historic Rye before traversing the Romney Marsh to Dungeness with its numerous sights such at the steam railway, lighthouses, Derek Jarman's cottage, shingle and power station. Follow coast to Dymchurch via New Romney at the (approx) halfway point. On the way back we'll once again welcome you at Stonegate Village Hall before skirting Gatwick and a final control at Pease Pottage before a last hop over the North Downs and back to the arrivée where a hot meal will be served. Entry fee includes breakfast, morning and afternoon snacks at Stonegate, and a hot meal and real ale at the arrivée. Possibility of sleepover depending on Covid restrictions.

Event Date and Location

300 km (306 km) in 20h00
06:00 to finish by + 02:00
Starting from:
Raynes Park
Closing Date:
Sat 28 Aug 2021
Entries close at:
75 riders

PARENTAL CONSENT is required for entrants under 18 years of age. We are currently unable to accept online entries for non-member riders under the age of 18. If you are under 18, please complete a postal entry. Parents should note the information on the entry form and be aware that this is an individual ride without leaders.

Event Information

15-30 km/h
Kingston Wheelers
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Organiser Information

Daniel Smith

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Free accommodation (1 night)
Free accommodation (1 night)
Camping near start
Camping near start
Food and/or drink may be available en route
Food and/or drink may be available en route
GPS files available from organiser
GPS files available from organiser
Secur(ish) luggage storage at start
Secur(ish) luggage storage at start
Parking at start
Parking at start
Free or reasonably priced refreshments at start &/or finish
Free or reasonably priced refreshments at start &/or finish

Start Location

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The Fifth Continent

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