Cycle Friendly Deal is a project funded by Deal Town Council and the government's Coastal Community Fund to develop new routes, provide free events and training, install more cycle parking and create a new Cycling And Walking Map.
Cycling is a perfect activity in Deal as the flatness helps young families and older riders whilst the rolling landscape inland inspires stronger adventurers. Sustrans National Cycle Route 1 runs along the seafront and from Deal Pier down to Kingsdown, the route is traffic free. Using Route 1, riders can head north to Sandwich & Canterbury or south to The White Cliffs and Dover. There's lots of good secure parking throughout the Town and lots cycling routes you can ride.
A new cycling and walking map is now on display in Deal town centre, in the High Street at the Park Street and South Street junctions. A third map display will be installed outside Deal Town Hall. Designed to make it easy to find your way around on foot or pedal, the large maps cover Deal, Walmer and Sholden. Details on the large map displays include places to visit, conservation areas, bus stops, public toilets, cycle parking, green spaces, footpaths and of course cycle paths.
The new map displays include an indicator of how far you can walk or ride from each display’s location in five minutes. The map also introduces the Cycle Quietway Network. This has been developed with local riders and it uses traffic free cycle paths and low traffic roads to connect quickly and easily with the places people want to go. Everyone is within a couple of minutes of the Quietway Network, so it is really accessible.
A free pocket-sized version of the map is available from the Visitor Information Centre, Saturday Market and other locations across the area.
For more information and to view the map please visit the Cycle Friendly Deal webpages.