The Fifth Continent


309km cycling event starting from Raynes Park. Controls at Wadhurst, New Romney, Ticehurst, Pease Pottage Services and Raynes Park., plus 3 information controls.

You can use E-Brevet proof of passage on this event.

A challenging figure of eight ride to the unique location of Dungeness and back through the best Kent, Sussex and Surrey countryside. Many small lanes and undulations make this ride harder than it looks on paper.

According to the Ingoldsby Legends 'The World, according to the best geographers, is divided into Europe, Asia, Africa, America, and Romney Marsh'. We present this ride to this unique location to mark the 100th anniversary of the first BRM ride.

Enjoy a breakfast at the start and leave the city behind before most are awake towards the first free control at Wadhurst. Then pass historic Rye before traversing the Romney Marsh to Dungeness with its numerous sights such at the steam railway, lighthouses, Derek Jarman's cottage, shingle and power station. Follow coast to Dymchurch via New Romney at the (approx) halfway point.

On the way, there is a free control at Ticehurst before skirting Gatwick and a final control at Pease Pottage before a last hop over the North Downs and back to the arrivée where a hot meal will be served.

Entry fee includes breakfast, and a hot meal and real ale at the arrivée.

Event Date and Location

300 km (309 km) in 20h36
06:00 to finish by 02:36
Starting from:
Raynes Park
Closing Date:
Sat 29 Jun 2024
Entries close at:
80 riders

NON-MEMBERS are welcome but need to register first. This is free - we ask you to do this so we can verify your contact details. You only need to register once and can then enter multiple events or in future convert to paid membership.

PARENTAL CONSENT is required for entrants under 18 years of age. This can be declared by the parent/guardian making an online entry on behalf of the under 18 rider. Otherwise, although an entry can be made online, the parent/guardian should complete and sign the parental consent form available here. More information about event entry terms related to under 18 year olds is here.

Event Information

15-30 km/h
Kingston Wheelers
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Organiser Information

Dave Bradshaw

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Food and/or drink may be available en route
Food and/or drink may be available en route
GPS files available from organiser
GPS files available from organiser
Secur(ish) luggage storage at start
Secur(ish) luggage storage at start
Parking at start
Parking at start
Free or reasonably priced refreshments at start &/or finish
Free or reasonably priced refreshments at start &/or finish
Toilets at Start
Toilets at Start
'shoestring' event, few or no facilities or AUK controllers
'shoestring' event, few or no facilities or AUK controllers

Start Location

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The Fifth Continent

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