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Bike Ride - Sunday 12th April 2015 - Easter Egg Hunt

Our next Elmbridge Cycle Group bike ride will be this Sunday 12th April at 11am.

Instead of a normal ride, this month we will be holding the fourth annual Vaguely Interesting Easter Egg hunt. Starting from the Hand & Spear at Weybridge Station at 11am on Sunday our Easter Egg Hunt will take you on a tour of the area looking for hidden easter 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. En-route you may see some of the less frequently visited parts of the area and might notice some nooks and crannies that are, perhaps, vaguely interesting.

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 depending on how many short-cuts you know or can find.

The start will be at the usual place, outside the Hand and Spear pub near Weybridge Station at 11am (an hour later than our normal start time). We should finish back at the same place by about 1pm, for a late lunch.

If you want to come, just turn up.

The next ride after this will be on Sunday 10th May at 10am.

Cycling 4 Autism

On Friday, April 24th, County Care Independent Living are holding a 5,000 lap sponsored bike ride at Sheerwater Athletics Track. This is to raise money for Surrey Wheels for All and the Friends of Freemantles. If you would like to help by cycling a few laps, or if you'd like to volunteer in any other way please contact Jess at jessica.steege@countycare.co.uk.

Bike Ride - Sunday 8th February

Our ride this Sunday, 8th February, will be heading west for a 25 mile round trip to Windlesham. The ride will start at 10:00am outside the Hand & Spear pub near Weybridge Station. We will head out through Addlestone towards Virginia Water then turn southwards across Chobham Common to Windlesham. From there we follow some quiet country lanes, skirting the back of West End until we reach Chobham. From Chobham we'll follow Gracious Pond Road to Ottershaw and then back through Addlestone to Weybridge. The full route map is here: http://www.mapmyride.com/routes/view/625735742 The distance will be approximately 25 miles at a relaxed and gentle pace. The terrain will be on-road on mainly quiet roads. A road-bike or hybrid would be most suitable for this ride. If you want to come, just turn up, no need to let me know in advance. There will not be a ride in March, so our next ride will be on Sunday 12th April.

Happy New Year

Our next ride will be on Sunday 11th January at 10am. More details nearer the time. Meanwhile, happy new year.

Bike Ride - Sunday 14th December and Christmas Lunch

This month our ride, on Sunday 14th December, will be a short one followed by a seasonal lunch at the Oatlands Chaser in Weybridge. The ride will start at 10:00am outside the Hand & Spear in Weybride and will be about 20 miles. We will head south towards Effingham and Bookham before looping back through Stoke D'Abernon and Esher. The planned route can be viewed here: http://www.mapmyride.com/routes/view/594125876 The ride will finish at the Oatlands Chaser where we will be stopping for a Christmas Lunch. I have pre-booked the table but need confirmation from everyone who wants to eat. There will be a 3 course festive menu for £21.95 with several choices for each course. The menu can be viewed here: http://www.theoatlandschaser.co.uk/pdf/xmas2014/theoatlandschaserweybrid... You can, of course, join us for the ride and skip the lunch if you don't want to overdo the turkey too much before Christmas day. If you want to come, just turn up, no need to let me know unless you want the Christmas lunch. If you want the Christmas lunch please let me know as soon as possible so that I can confirm the reservations.

Bike Ride - Saturday 8th November and Sunday 9th November

This month you are getting two rides for the price of one. On Saturday there is an off-road ride to Peaslake, and Sunday will be a normal ride to Crane Valley Park.

Saturday 8th November

This ride is for mountain bikes only. Starting from West Byfleet at 9:00am we will be taking an off-road route all the way to Peaslake. The route is approximately 30 miles with several decent hills. The route map is here: http://www.mapmyride.com/routes/view/574301012

Please let me know if you plan to come on this ride.

Sunday 9th November

On this ride we will be heading north-east following the Thames towpath to Hampton Court, then through Bushy Park then to Crane Valley Park in Hounslow. Our return will use the little known cycle path that is parallel to the A316 and leads us through Sunbury and Halliford back to the Thames towpath and from there to Weybridge. We will stop at a pub or cafe for lunch somewhere along the route.

The route is about 20 miles, and will be a mixture of quiet roads and paved cycle paths. The route map is here: http://www.mapmyride.com/routes/view/574889780

A hybrid or sturdy road bike would be most suitable for this ride.

We will be meeting at the Hand & Spear, near Weybridge Station at the regular time of 10:00am. If you want to come, just turn up, no need to let me know.

Christmas Lunch

The next ride after this will be Sunday 14th December 2014. This will be a short ride followed by Christmas Lunch somewhere in or near Weybridge. More details to follow.

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