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Explore Elmbridge - November Ride

November's bike ride will be this Sunday 22nd at 11:00am. We'll start from outside the Hand and Spear at Weybridge Station as usual. The plan this month is to proceed South towards Wisley and then on to Cobham and back through Esher. It'll be about 15 miles give or take any detours that we might find excuses for. We'll stop for lunch at a pub somewhere along the way. Possibly the Black Swan in Martyrs Green or the Cricketers in Downside unless someone has better a suggestion. The total distance will be around 15 miles and will take about 3 - 4 hours depending on the pace and how long we spend in the pub. The route will be on road for a lot of the time although we'll take you on one or two off-road paths that you probably didn't know were there. Road tyres recommended if you have the choice. If you want to come along it's free and you don't need to let us know in advance, just turn up on Sunday at 11:00 outside the Hand and Spear. All ages are welcome but under 13's ought to be accompanied by a responsible adult.

Explore Elmbridge - October Ride

September's bike ride didn't happen - sorry I was just too busy to organise it. And now that the days are shorter it's no longer practical to do it mid-week, so we're moving to a weekend slot instead. October's bike ride will be on Sunday 18th at 11:00am. We'll start from outside the Hand and Spear at Weybridge Station as usual. The plan this month is to proceed down to Weybridge and then pick up National Cycle Route 4 and follow it through Chertsey to Staines. We'll stop for lunch at a pub and then return along the towpath on the northern side of the river to Laleham and then Shepperton, finally crossing the river at the ferry and then back to Weybridge Station. The total distance will be around 15 miles and will take about 3 - 4 hours depending on the pace and how long we spend in the pub. The route is mostly designated cycle lanes most of which are shared pavement, the towpath sections are well surfaced so road tyres will be ok. If you want to come along it's free and you don't need to let us know in advance, just turn up on Sunday at 11:00 outside the Hand and Spear. All ages are welcome but under 13's ought to be accompanied by a responsible adult.

New Cycle Parking for Weybridge Hospital

After being contacted by members of the Elmbridge Cycle Group and the Weybridge Society Transport Panel, Weybridge Hospital has just installed eight Sheffield Stands which will accommodate up to 16 bicycles.

These replace the old "wheel bender" style rack which had a usable capacity of about three bikes.

Well done to Weybridge Hospital for responding to our requests and providing much improved facilities so quickly.

Explore Elmbridge - August Ride

The August ride will be on Thursday 20th August at 6:30pm. Everyone is invited, all you need is a bike. It's free, there is no charge. We will be taking a circular route from the Hand and Spear at Weybridge Station through quiet streets and off-road paths and will return to the Hand and Spear for no later than 8:30pm. The pace will be gentle and fairly flat, suitable for everyone. Children under the age of 13 must be accompanied by a responsible adult. Meet at 6:30pm in front the Hand and Spear Pub which is next to Weybridge Railway Station. Contact George James on 07930-320241 or george.james@elmbridgecycle.org if you have questions.

Elmbridge Local Committee Report on Oatlands Drive

Elmbridge Local Committee meets on Monday 27th July and item 8 on their agenda is their report about cycling safety in Oatlands Drive.

A letter of representation was present to the committee in March expressing concerns about the safety of cyclists using Oatlands Drive. This meeting will present the council's response and the action they propose to take.

You can read the report here.

If you are interested in attending the meeting to hear the report being presented in public then details and agenda are here.

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