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Most locals, I imagined, were still tucking into bacon and eggs, and the weekend papers.So much for the ‘Islington by the Sea’ stereotype; Whitstable was tranquil, pretty but not too pretty, and the shingle beach was as empty as Angel station is (always) full.I was cycling my way towards Herne Bay, the humdrum seaside town a few miles to the east.

On Saturday I cycled to Canterbury, seven miles away, using the Crab and Winkle Way (

The bike path links Whitstable with the historic cathedral city and follows the railway line that was in use for more than 120 years until 1952.

I’d arrived in Whitstable on Friday afternoon after an 80-minute train trip from Victoria; several passengers in my carriage commuted to London every day.

I’d booked into boutique B&B The Front Rooms, a Victorian terraced townhouse ten minutes’ walk from the station.

It’s a scenic track that passes fields and woodland glades – it incorporates some fat-burning hills too.