Cycle Friendly Deal

Cycle Friendly Deal logoDeal is built on a shingle bank and the town rises gently inland as it approaches the chalk base of the North Downs. 

This makes cycling a perfect activity. The flatness helps young families and older riders whilst the rolling landscape inland inspires stronger adventurers.

Sustrans National Cycle Network 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.

With a grant from the Coastal Community Fund and additional support and funding from Deal Town Council, Cycle Friendly Deal has been able to develop new routes, provide free events and training, install more cycle parking, create a new Cycling & Walking Map and launched the Deal-e-Bike Hire Scheme (book your bike here)

Love to ride

Cover of Cycling & Walking Map CYCLING & WALKING MAP

Out & about on two feet or two wheels, our map will help you plan your trip and explore.

View the Cycling & Walking Map here



A short and gentle meander through the streets and pathways of Deal and Walmer.

Download the Discover Deal interactive map and cuesheet


A circular ride of about 8 miles taking riders from the coast up into the rural farmland.

Download the Low Ink Print Route Map 

Download the Pier to Parlour interactive map and cuesheet

Skylark Loop Map IMageSKYLARK LOOP

A glorious 18 mile exploration of coast and countryside between Deal and Dover.

Download the Low Ink Print Route Map 

Download the Skylark Loop interactive map and cuesheet


Pier to Pit Map ImagePIER TO PIT

Two routes revealing the unexpected mining history in this part of the Garden of England. One mainly tarmac roads and cycle paths, the second includes some off road sections.

Download the Low Ink Print Route Map

Download the Pier to Pit interactive map and cuesheet

Download the Pier to Pit Off-Road interactive map and cuesheet


viking shipPIER TO PIER

A 13 mile ride (one way) between Deal and Ramsgate Piers. THe route follow Cycle Route 1 and 15 and is mostly on cycle paths. 

Download the Pier to Pier Trail Guide (PDF)

Download the Pier to Pier interactive map and cuesheet

National Cycle Network Route 1 KingsdownKINGSDOWN CRUISE

A three mile flat ride along the seafront. Virtually all traffic free just a few yards on road at the end.

Download the Kingsdown Cruise interactive map and cuesheet

Mountain Biking at Betteshanger ParkPIER TO PARK

The easy way to cycle or walk to Betteshanger Country Park using the Quietway Network.

Download the Pier to Park interactive map and cuesheet.

Betteshanger Park has lots of traffic free cycling fun with a dedicated 3km tarmac track and over 10km of mountain bike tracks.

Visit the Betteshanger Park website for more information

Local Bike Services

ebike rider by Hut 55Deal-E-Bike HIRE

Half day (£25) and full day (£40) electric bike hire available from Hut 55. 

To book a Deal-e-Bike please call 07745 527972, email or book online at Hut 55


Stocks a range of bicycles including electric as well as accessories and provides bicycle repairs and servicing. 


Kent Cycle Training is delivering eCycle training courses in Deal that aims to equip cyclists to ride e-bikes safely and confidently on the highway.

eCycle Training Course Information and Booking Here 

Deal repair cafe logoDeal Repair Cafe

 The repair cafe meets on the second Saturday of each month at 3 alternate locations in town and provides free expert help and advice on bike repair.

Local Cycling Groups

VC DEal ridersVC DEAL

Promotes all aspects of cycle sport, on and off road, for all ages. Organises the annual East Kent Cyclo-Cross season.

Deal Tri logoDEAL TRI

Actively promoting training and racing in cycling, running and swimming

CAfe Stop for ridersDEAL & WALMER WHEELERS

Meet regularly at Walmer Lifeboat Station for the pleasure of cycling through the local Kent countryside

Newly surfaced cycle pathSPOKES EAST KENT CYCLE CAMPAIGN

Active group that campaigns for better cycling facilities in East Kent. Monthly group ride.