The name for this Sportive comes from WW2, as this part of Kent was within range of the German Guns in France, and had a tough time, so you can expect a challenging Sportive!
The Event is based at the Kent County Showground at the top of the Downs, with easy access to the M2 and M20 has good facilities and has immediate access to quite roads.
The route has two very distinct parts; first part of the course drops down from the Event Centre North out towards the River Medway Estuary and has stunning views of the River and Isle of Sheppey. Following the banks of the river for some time, then a short climb at Maresborough brings you back towards the Downs.
The course then turns south with a challenging climb up to Hucking Hill which takes the riders over the Downs. A swooping decent brings the Epic riders to the wonderful Leeds Castle and on to the Garden of Kent and to the furthest point the village of Smarden. They then turn north back towards the Downs through the beautiful village of Egerton where the
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