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 launch the Deal-e-Bike Hire Scheme.

Cycling Diary Dates for March & April

Sunday 6th March - Training: Introduction to ebikes 

Sunday 6th March - Training: E-bike Confident Road Riding Course

Sunday 3rd April - Training: Introduction to ebikes 

Sunday 3rd April - Training: E-bike Confident Road Riding Course

Sunday 24th April - KM Big Bike Ride at Betteshanger Country Park 

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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 and to order a hard copy email our Visitor Information Centre.



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

Deal-E-Bike HIRE

Half day (£25) and full day (£40) electric bike hire available from Tides Leisure Centre. 

To book a Deal-e-Bike please call 0333 366 0834 or email or book online via the Deal-e-Bike page on Tides website


A range of bicycles and trailers for hire. Located on the seafront at Hut 55. 


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 


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

Inside Curwen's Cycle RepairsCURWENS CYCLE REPAIRS

Located on the High Street with full workshop facilities catering for all cycle repairs and servicing, also offering a wide range of accessories and spares. 


Based at the Griffin's Head Inn at Chillenden, offers servicing, repairs and is a Bianchi bicycles dealer.

Close up of bike drivetrainPEDAAL DUWER

Classic & custom cycles as well as apparel at The Village Indoor Market EVERY Saturday, Sondes Road, Deal. 

BBQ BikeBBQ Hire Service Delivery by bike

Bringing a fun sustainable BBQ experience, by using reusable robust BBQ barrels that are fuelled and lit with ethically sourced sustainable charcoal and natural lighters. Delivered & Collected by bike! Booking Information Here.


Local Cycling Groups

Biking at Betteshanger ParkBETTESHANGER BIKERS

Weekly British Cycling Go Ride club for young (ages 8-14) mountain bikers. The Club meets from 10-11.30am on Sundays.

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.

THanet Road CLub racersTHANET ROAD CLUB

Strictly speaking, not Deal based, but the Club trains on the Cycle Track at Betteshanger Park and offers British Cycling Go Ride sessions.

Tuesday Tour riders on the pierTUESDAY TOURS

Senior Gentlemen Cycling Group rides on Tuesday mornings from The Pier. Anything from 15-40 miles including a refreshment stop. Electric bikes very welcome.

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.