Family Fun Days and Family Cycle Rides
Family Fun Days and Family Cycle Rides (in July, August and September)
Of particular interest to residents of Ash and New Ash Green may be rides around the world-renowned circuit at Brands Hatch (Monday 22nd August and Saturday 24th September) and family fun days in New Ash Green (Tuesday 9th August) and Hartley (Tuesday 16th August).
There are also rides around Knole Park, in Sevenoaks, and, in total, 24 family fun days will run at different places in the district, between Monday 25th July and Friday 19th August (i.e. every day within that period, with the exception of the weekend 30/31st July).
For full details of either of these activities, including precise locations and timings, see the links at the top of this page.
The cycle rides are bookable from today (the easiest method may be to call 01732 227000). There is no charge for joining these rides (though, because places are limited, we may charge £5 to anyone who doesn't show up after a place is confirmed).
For reasons primarily to do with legal liability, insurance and, potentially, agreements with the hosting venue, you may be asked to abide by safety rules which are additional to the normal legal requirement of cycling (this should not be taken to imply that SDC is calling for any extension of the general legal requirements imposed on cyclists, for example when using public roads - we aren't and I would oppose any such call for principled(1), pragmatic(2) and jurisdictional(3) reasons - i.e. 1. Liberty is good, 2. Barriers to cycling wouldn't be good for health, 3. It wouldn't be SDC's place in any case.
There is no need to book family fun days, just turn up and enjoy the day.