Now in its 20th year, the Circuit of Kent continues to be one of the finest sportives with family-friendly start/finish area and beautiful routes through the Garden of England

The Circuit of Kent – one of Britain’s longest-running cyclo-sportives – has now reached its 20th year and is still attracting over 700 riders. Entries for this year’s event close on August 14, with a limited number of places still available.

The ever-popular event tweaked its 80 and 130km routes around the quiet Kent lanes for 2015 to improve the rider experience, with a new finish area providing easily-accessible post-event food, drink and entertainment from a live band.

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The 2016 Circuit of Kent takes place on Sunday, September 4. Entry includes rider meal at the finish, fully-stopped feed stops, mechanical support, on-site parking and electronic timing.

Individual riders can sign up online for £30, with a 25 per cent discount offered on groups of four or more for £22.90 each – ideal for cycling clubs, groups of friends or colleagues. Online entry will be available at £40, if places are still open on the day.

For more information on the Circuit of Kent, including route map and online entry, visit www.kentcyclosportive.co.uk.

A free shuttle bus service for friends and families of riders is available. Although the start/finish location of Sevenoaks Prep School offers pleasant surroundings and a play area, the bus will take people to and from the nearby National trust property of Knole Park and Sevenoaks town centre.

Over the years, the event has raised well in excess of half a million pounds for its chosen charities.