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Bike Ride - Sunday 7th May

This Sunday we are going to Box Hill.

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

Starting from Weybridge, we will head south down Redhill Road, crossing the A3 into Pointer Lane. From there we go through Downside to Bookham via the common. Then past Polesden Lacey and down the hill into Westhumble. Then up and down Box Hill before lunch at The Stepping Stones in Westhumble. Box Hill is actually quite an easy climb but for those that really don't want to do it there is the option to skip it and stop early for lunch at Westhumble.

The return will be via Leatherhead and Cobham.

Total distance about 25 miles. The full route is described here: https://www.strava.com/routes/8572192

The route is completely on-road, apart from a short gravel track through Bookham Common, so any bike will be suitable.

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

Our next ride will be on Sunday 4th June. This is the first Sunday in June so once again this is an exception to the Second Sunday rule.

Easter Sunday Egg Hunt - 16th April 2017

This weekend is our annual Easter Sunday Egg Hunt (SWIDT).

Starting from the Hand & Spear at Weybridge Station at 10am on Sunday our Egg Hunt will take you on a tour of the area looking for eggs. In teams of two or three cyclists, and using a map and a clue sheet you will have 2 hours to find as many answers as possible.

You can ride in a team of two or three. Don't worry if you don't already have a buddy to ride with, you can be paired up with someone suitable at the start. There will be no fixed route, but expect to cycle around 20 miles or so.

The start will be at the usual place, outside the Hand and Spear pub near Weybridge Station at 10am. You will finish back at the same place by about noon. There may well be prizes for a good performance.

If you want to come, just turn up.

The next ride after this will be on Sunday 7th May at 10am. Note, this is the first Sunday in May not our usual second Sunday of the month.

Bike Ride - Sunday 12th February 2017

This Sunday our ride will take us to Ranmore Common.

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

Starting from Weybridge, we will head south down Redhill Road, crossing the M25 at the A3 junction. From there we go through Martyr's Green to Effingham and then a long uphill drag onto Ranmore Common. After that its downhill all the way to Westhumble, where we will stop for lunch at The Stepping Stones pub (or maybe Denbies). The return route will be through Leatherhead, Fetcham, Cobham back to Weybridge.

Total distance about 25 miles. The full route is described here: https://www.strava.com/routes/7602378

The route is completely on-road any bike would be suitable. It is more hilly than our usual routes but that should help to keep you warm in this cold weather.

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

Our next ride will be on Sunday 16th April. There will be no ride in March. Our April ride will be on the third Sunday of the month, not the usual second Sunday. Since that will be Easter Sunday It will also be the annual Easter Egg Hunt.

Bike Ride - Sunday 8th January 2017

This Sunday we are "Beating the Bounds". The circular route traces the outline of the borough of Elmbridge without at any time going outside it.

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

The route will take us clockwise around the borough. Passing through Weybridge, Walton-on-Thames, Molesey, Thames Ditton, Long Ditton, Claygate, Oxshott, Stoke D'Abernon, Cobham and back to Weybridge. We will stop for lunch at the Old Plough in Stoke D'Abernon.

Total distance about 25 miles. The full route is described here: https://www.strava.com/routes/7333216

The route is mainly on-road although there are a couple of gravelled paths so a hybrid would be best for this ride.

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

Our next ride will be on Sunday 12th February.

Surrey Cycle Map

Surrey CC have launched an on-line map that shows current and envisioned cycle facilities for the county: Cycle Infrastructure map. It shows all existing cycle facilities and suggested routes where they think a new cycle path or lane might be feasible. Take a look, it's quite interesting.

Bike Ride - Sunday 13th November 2016

This Sunday our monthly ride will head north to Crane Park and beyond. The Crane Park riverside is at it's best at this time of year and is a delight to ride through.

The ride will start at 10:00am outside the Hand & Spear pub near Weybridge Station, and will be about 30 miles.

The route crosses Walton Bridge, through Shepperton via the delightful ford in Watersplash Road, around the back of Sunbury, then through Hanworth Park and on to Crane Park. Following the Crane River for 3 miles we reach Twickenham. From there we pick up the River Thames for a mile or so in front of Marble Hill House, before crossing the bridge into Richmond. Up the hill and across the park we will stop at the Boho Cafe for a light lunch. From Kingston we will take the Portsmouth Road and the back route through Thames Ditton and Hersham to bring us back to Weybridge.

Total distance about 30 miles. The full route is described here: https://www.strava.com/routes/6993782

The route is on-road or on good quality cycle paths for the whole length so a road bike or hybrid would be best for this ride.

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

Next Ride / Christmas Lunch

Our next ride will be on Sunday 11th December. This will be our Christmas Lunch ride. We will take a short ride before a long festive lunch at the Jolly Farmer in Weybridge. If you have been on any of our rides this year (or previous years even) then you are very welcome to join us. Please let me know by Friday 18th November.

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