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June Bike Ride

This month's Sunday bike ride will be this Sunday 16th 20th at 11:00am. It'll be a short one this time, back by 1pm.

We'll start from outside the Hand and Spear at Weybridge Station. The route will be over Chertsey Bridge towards Shepperton, Littleton, and Charlton and back through Upper Halliford to Walton Bridge, returning to Weybridge Station before 1pm. About 10 miles, 1-1/2 to 2 hours, mainly on-road cycling.

There's been a change of plan. Since the Seven Hills Road closure starts on Sunday I've decided that we should take advantage of this. While there is no traffic Seven Hills Road it's a delightful route that leads to Redhill Road and from there to Telegraph Hill on Chatley Heath. Returning from there through Cobham and either Convent Road or Old Common Road back to Weybridge.

It'll still be a short ride, with no break for lunch, and we'll be back at the Hand and Spear by 1pm.

If you want to come along just turn up on Sunday at 11:00am outside the Hand and Spear.

19th to 27th June is Bike Week and this ride will be part of that. There'll be stickers and ballons and so on. Also check the Bike Week web-site (bikeweek.org.uk) for other local events that you might be interested in.

Bike Week

Bike Week is coming up. We have a ride scheduled for June 20, do try to come along to that.

Let us know if you are planning any local events such as a company bike to work day or cycling breakfast.

Summer Cycle Schedule

The summer schedule for cycle rides will be: Sunday 16th May 11am Sunday 20th June 11am (Bike Week) Sunday 18th July 11am Sunday 22nd August 11am Sunday 19th September 11am Thursday 27th May 6:30pm Thursday 1st July 6:30pm Thursday 5th August 6:30pm Thursday 2nd September 6:30pm Thursday 7th October 6:30pm They all start from the Hand and Spear at Weybridge Station. The Sunday rides operate all year round and generally take 3-4 hours including a leisurely stop for lunch at a pub. The Thursday evening rides take place during the Summer months only and are normally about 1.5 to 2 hours. Routes are normally posted here about a week before each ride. Anyone who registers on this web-site will also receive email notifications of each ride. Cyclists of all ages and abilities are welcome and the group will go at a pace that is suitable for everyone in the group. Children under 14 should be accompanied by a responsible adult.

April's Bike Ride

April's bike ride will be this Sunday 18th at 11:00am. We'll start from outside the Hand and Spear at Weybridge Station as usual. The route will be south along the Basingstoke canal towards Woking and then back along the A320 towards Chertsey. It'll be the usual format, ride for an hour or two, stop for lunch at a pub and then ride another hour or so before returning to Weybridge Station. 10-15 miles, 3-4 hours. If you want to come along just turn up on Sunday at 11:00am outside the Hand and Spear.

Royal Mail to ban bicycles

The Guardian writes about the Post Office planning to abandon the use of bicycles: In a letter to the Labour peer Lord Berkeley – which was read out in a House of Lords debate on 29 March – the outgoing chief executive said that bicycles "posed a wider safety risk associated with British street networks where the rider is exposed to greater risks than other vehicle users."
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