Cyclists complete orchard challenge.

Eleven members of the Grain Peninsula Cycling Club took part in the Tour de Pomme on Sunday 21 August, and the 78.6-mile orchard tour saw the cyclists visiting 12 of AC Goatham & Son’s 17 farms. Crossing the North Downs, from Medway heading south to Sutton Valance and back via Sittingbourne and Gillingham, the route was both challenging and hilly in parts.


Carol Ford, Commercial Director at AC Goatham & Son comments: “I’ve been part of the Grain Peninsula Cycling Club for several months now and I thought it would be a great idea to raise awareness of how great cycling is in Kent, as well as celebrating the start of the 2016 apple harvest. The tour took us to 12 of AC Goatham & Son’s farms, with pit-stops at popular locations such as The Barnyard at Gore Farm. Following on from Britain’s success in both the Tour de France and the Olympics this summer, it would be great to see more people who are interested in cycling visiting the club to have a go. And what better way to refuel while cycling is to enjoy a delicious and healthy Kent apple.”


Grain Peninsula Cycling Club is located on the Hoo Peninsula at Deangate Sports Complex Dux Court Road Hoo ME3 8RZ. It welcomes everyone from beginners to advanced riders. Training is on Thursday 6-10pm and Saturday 1-5pm. Children's training is on Saturday at 12pm and club runs take place on Sundays at 8am during the summer and 9am during the winter. For further details visit or call 07758652114.