Someone recently posted a question about cycling routes from Dover to The North and whether you could take your bike on the Gravesend-Tilbury ferry. I discovered today that the ferry has been out of service for over a year. This is a big nuisance for anyone who wants to ride their bike from east Kent to Cambridge (ie me). I guess the alternative option for getting across the river would be either using the police escort service at Dartford or heading into London to use the Woolwich ferry. Neither particularly appeals. d.