RIDES

Club members meet at 08:00 every Sunday morning in the Diana Fountain Car Park in Bushy Park for our regular rides.

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We try and run three rides each week of varying lengths and pace, and sometimes a "gravel" ride too.

  • Social Pace - Suitable for all riders. The pace will be gentle and you will have a lovely day in the saddle. Any ability of rider will be happy on this ride and the chat will be flowing. 

  • Medium Pace - For those trying to build their fitness or for stronger riders who fancy an easy turn of the wheels. No rider should expect to be hanging off the back gasping for air but be ready to have times when you need to push yourself. 

  • Hard Pace - Our strongest riders will cruise round these rides and our developing riders will push themselves hard. If you are struggling with your fitness expect to have a real workout in the saddle, but don’t worry no one will get dropped and we will all make it home together.

 

Women's Ride - Every OTHER Sunday

Our women only rides are for ladies with a road bike who have a reasonable level of fitness, but no previous club cycling experience is required.

In addition to our Sunday rides, members often arrange informal mid-week rides and these are usually posted on our Facebook page or advertised through our What's App group.

 

Your bike must be in good condition with gears and brakes in full working orders, tyres pumped up and checked.  Please note that each rider should carry inner tube(s), tyre levers, pump and a mobile phone as well a drink and food (energy bars, gels). Helmets are compulsory for our club rides.

 

We do require members to take out membership of British Cycling for personal insurance purposes and wear club kit to help promote the club.

Here are some of our favourite routes... and, of course, coffee stops...

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Ham Sandwich

Classic 1 hour Waldy Kent ride. Meet at Hawksdown for a blast around the hills, past the famous Ham sandwich sign, into Sandwich town centre and then back along the route of the old roman road to Walmer.

Distance (km)

Elevation (m)

29

190

Ham Sandwich

Munch & Wiggles

Distance (km)

Elevation (m)

40

211

Munch & Wiggles

Plough Lane

Esher, Cobham and Plough Lane, then back through Esher & coffee @ Giro

Distance (km)

Elevation (m)

40

254

Plough Lane

Richmond Gate 🥨

An alternative to traditional laps, a Richmond Park Pretzel involves cycling three mini circuits anti-clockwise, covering every one of the park's roads. It's a snack-sized cycling revelation

Distance (km)

Elevation (m)

41

327

Richmond Gate 🥨

Fairoaks 🛫

Coffee at Fairoaks Airport

Distance (km)

Elevation (m)

42

135

Fairoaks 🛫

Bike Beans

Although the cafe is now called Coffee Active...

Distance (km)

Elevation (m)

43

296

Bike Beans

Ryan's Olympic TT

The men's road time trial at the 2012 Olympic Games in London, followed this route...

Distance (km)

Elevation (m)

43

168

Ryan's Olympic TT

Ripley Rouleur

To Ripley with a return via Cobham

Distance (km)

Elevation (m)

44

267

Ripley Rouleur

Social Bumps

A relatively flat figure of eight route, with 5 little bumps to attack: Richmond Hill Climb, Robin Hood Gate Climb, Woburn Hill, Monument Hill and Lamas Lane Climb

Distance (km)

Elevation (m)

49

215

Social Bumps

Basil & Blue

Out via Chertsey, coffee @ Basil & Blue, back via Weybridge

Distance (km)

Elevation (m)

50

299

Basil & Blue

Nearly Box

Can’t quite make it to Box but want to get out to the Surrey hills

Distance (km)

Elevation (m)

51

479

Nearly Box
 
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