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Beautiful Ardennes, Belgium
I know this road very well as my 7.5 tonne truck used to be based at the canterbury end and used to do 70mph along it in most places.
There is more to this road then mentioned as it not only goes from J11 m20 to canterbury but carrys on other side of m20 and takes you down to A259 near Hythe.
Coming from M20 J11 you go past stanford turn off which has a few bumps in road bit like roller coaster ride at speed round bend to right along a straight going up hill then round another bend to right which has junction on left just as it starts and big grass area on left then you come to bend going to left which you need to be in 2nd gear as quiet sharp up a steep hill when you get near top you will be able to start of nice view then road goes to left and there is area well worth stopping just to look at the view as you can not only see all the way to ashford but across the sea to Dymchurch on a clear day.
Once you gone pass that nice view you go round a right hand bend and down a hill then up a hill and round a bend to left which is were golf course is . . you cant miss golf course as hedges are very high.
Any way you start to come in to a woody area which has some nice straights for about a mile once you start coming out of them over a hill theres jet petrol station on right and a turning on left which a fencing firm has trucks based down there so watch out for staggered cross roads.
Long straight going down then up hill to a closed pub called george over hill then long straight for about a mile long when getting near end of it watch out for staggered cross roads right hand side is for stelling minis
Road does narrow a bit when your 3 quarters of the way to canterbury and go throw a village once passed pub on left and nursery on left it opens up bit of a straght then goes down a hill watch out for turning on left then road a bend which i tend to do at 50mph to right up and over small hill then you come in to a 40 mph watch out for turning on left were they pull out on you just after that theres turning on right were they pull out which i had a very close near miss with taxi driver once just glad i was in truck and not on bike.
When you get to bridge that goes over A2 it becomes nackerington road and afetr bridge is turning watch out here as police garage is based just there just before next turning on left it becomes a 30 mph limit and theres a turning on left which has simon langton boys school at the bottom thern along passed chaucer hospitial round right hand bend then you come to kent cricket ground and set of lights if you turn right that takes you up towards A2 for dover and bridge turn left and it takes you down old dover road passed police station if you go straight across at all sets of lights
Hope this is of help to you all ive described road best i can but have missed a little bit out of it which only way to find out what its like is ride it yourself biggest hazard is dead badgers in road near were nice veiw is seen yes i know its a shame but its life.
Ive never seen dead badger on road passed golf course that i can remember
Leaving J11 on the B2068, the route looks straight on the map, after about a mile and a bit there's a set of esses newly surfaced and widened but still slippery, then a few long straights and 50 mph limits where there are houses (not many) before Lower Hardres, then the road is more windy into Canterbury and over the A2 bridge and down towards the Chaucer Hospital and the Kent Cricket Ground. There are few hazards, mainly the entrance to Roundhill Golf Club, by the George pub and by the petrol station near Stelling Minnis. All places Farmer Giles or Golfer Git will pull out on you!