A259 : Hythe - Hastings

Star Ratings
3 star route rating
Corners : 4 star route rating Motorcycle Road3.6
Straights : 3 star route rating Motorcycle Road3.2
Scenery : 4 star route rating Motorcycle Road3.6
Road Surface : 3 star route rating Motorcycle Road3.4
Visibility : 4 star route rating Motorcycle Road3.8
Police Presence : green 4 Motorcycle Road3.4
Hazards : green 3 Motorcycle Road2.6

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Route Added By : rabbit
Date : November 23, 2004
Length : 51 kms / 31.7 miles GPX - ???
Road Type : Coastal
May 4, 2010 - 3 star route rating Motorcycle Road3.0

A nice ride for the SE, keep your eye out for the old bill tho, especially across Romney Marshes... and great fish and chips in Hastings.


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September 20, 2008 - 2 star route rating Motorcycle Road2.0

A decent enough route along the sea. Quite windy, as its pretty open.


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  • TeeBee
  • 2004 Triumph Bonneville T100
  • score: 573
November 7, 2005 - 3 star route rating Motorcycle Road3.0

Another option: from Brenzett, turn off the A259 and take the signposts to Appledore, and then Rye. This will take you along a B road for a while which is OK, but from Appledore to Rye follows the Royal Military Canal, which means four or five predictable "chicanes" on a fairly quiet road with a good surface. Also some longer straight sections with good visibility and little traffic. This brings you into Rye, where you can rejoin the A259. Police presence on the Sussex section of this road is, in my experience, quite high on sunny weekends in the summer.


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March 31, 2005 - 4 star route rating Motorcycle Road4.0

Instead of staying on the main A259 after New Romney branch left after the bends as you leave the town (signposted Lydd) as you enter Lydd follow the signs for Camber. This route takes you around the back of Lydd Army Ranges - lovely sweeping bends out to Camber where you can rejoin the road for Rye. It's more interesting than going through Old Romney and Brookland.


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November 23, 2004 - 2 star route rating Motorcycle Road2.0

Nice open road by the sea. Watch out for Police and tourist traffic. Best to avoid peak holiday times as traffic volume can be high. Woolpack pub in Rye recommended for bikers


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  • rabbit
  • VFR750FN 4XV DR800s 999s
  • score: 6253