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Bike Ride - Sunday 21st October 2018

Our ride this month will be this Sunday 21st, not as previously advised, last Sunday, because that was a washout.

So, this Sunday we will be joining up with the Woking Cycle User Group to visit Virginia Water and Windsor Great Park.

The ride will start later than usual at 1pm. We meet outside the Hand & Spear pub near Weybridge Station, and the route will be about 20 miles on a mix of roads and paths.

We will head out through Brooklands Park then pick up the Basingstoke Canal all the way into Woking where we will meet up with the Woking lot at 2pm. Sandra will then lead us to Virginia Water and on to Windsor Great Park where there will be a detour to see the Acers which should be in fine colours at this time of year. It's anybody's guess what the route back will be.

The ride will be on a mix of quiet and busier roads and a few bits of cycle path. The total distance will be about 35km, which is around 20 miles.

If you want to come on the ride, you can just turn up.

Our next ride will be on Sunday 11th November, and Sunday 9th December will be our usual Christmas Lunch ride.

Bike Ride - Sunday 9th September

This Sunday we will be going to Virginia Water and Windsor Great Park.

The ride will start at 10:00am outside the Hand & Spear pub near Weybridge Station, and will be about 25 miles on a mix of roads and paths.

Our outbound route will take us through Virginia Water to Windsor Great Park. From there we head back towards Egham and Staines where we pick up the riverside towpath back to Weybridge via Chertsey Bridge. Lunch will be at a pub in either Egham or Staines, depending.

The full route is here: https://www.strava.com/routes/15368471

The ride will be on a mix of quiet and busier roads and a few bits of cycle path. The total distance will be about 40km, which is around 25 miles.

If you want to come on the ride, you can just turn up.

Our next ride will be on Sunday 14th October.

All Day Ride - Sunday 12th August

This Sunday is our all day ride, we will be going to Henley-on-Thames.

The ride will start at 8:00am outside the Hand & Spear pub near Weybridge Station, and will be about 60 miles on a mix of roads and paths.

Our outbound route will take us through Virginia Water and Windsor Great Park and then past White Waltham airfield, over Knowl Hill and down into Henley.

The return leg will be via Remenham, Hurley, Maidenhead, Bray and Eton. I expect we will be back in Weybridge around 5 or 6pm.

The full route is here: https://www.strava.com/routes/14813618

The ride will be on a mix of quiet and busier roads and a few bits of cycle path. The total distance will be about 100km, which is around 60 miles.

If you want to come on the ride, you can just turn up.

Our next ride will be on Sunday 9th September.
George

Bike Ride - Sunday 8th July

This Sunday our ride will feature a picnic and, optionally, a dip in the River Wey.

The ride will start at 10:00am outside the Hand & Spear pub near Weybridge Station, and will be about 20 miles on a mix of quiet roads and paths.

Starting from Weybridge we will head south along Redhill Road and then towards Downside. After crossing Bookham Common we will circle back through Effingham, East Horsley and Ripley until we reach the River Wey near Newark Priory.

We will stop here for a picnic. There are no facilities here so please bring everything you need. For anyone adventurous enough there's a chance to paddle or swim in the river.

After a leisurely picnic break we will head back through Pyrford and Wisley where we will pick up the canal path back to Byfleet and finally Weybridge,

The full route is here: https://www.strava.com/routes/14176896

The route is on a mainly quiet roads and cycle paths. The total distance will be about 35km, which is around 20 miles.

If you want to come on the ride, you can just turn up.

Our next ride will be on Sunday 12th August. Weather permitting this will be an all day ride.

George

Bike Ride - Sunday 10th June - Open Garden Squares

In a change to the scheduled programme, our next ride will be this Sunday, 10th June, not next Sunday.

We will be joining an organized cycle ride visiting gardens that are part of Open Garden Squares.

We will meet at the usual location outside the Hand & Spear at Weybridge Station, at 9:00am. That's an hour earlier than normal.

We will ride to East Putney railway station where we will join up with an organized Open Garden Squares cycle ride starting at 10:30. This will visit five gardens on a meandering 15 mile route between Putney and Richmond. More details about the route are here: http://www.opensquares.org/2018/activities/cyclerides.php

The cost for Open Garden Squares is £15 if you buy on-line in advance. You can purchase a ticket on the day but it will be more expensive. Single tickets can be purchased here: https://opengardensquares.eventcube.io/events/9291/open-garden-squares-w... Or you can get two for the price of one here: https://www.timeout.com/london/shop/things-to-do-open-square-gardens-mar...

The total ride distance, starting and finishing in Weybridge will be about 40 miles. We should be back in Weybridge by about 6:30pm.

If you want to come on the ride, you can just turn up but do try to buy a ticket for the gardens in advance.

Our next ride will be on Sunday 8th July.
George

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