Bike Ride - Sunday 18th May 2014

This month's ride will be this Sunday 18th May.

We will be meeting at the Hand & Spear, near Weybridge Station at 10:00 am. The route will take us south to West Byfleet then along Newark Lane to Ripley. This is currently closed to vehicles so ought to be quite pleasant. From Ripley we'll head to West Horley and then, depending on the group's sentiments, up Shere Lane to the brink of the North Downs. From there we will turn back and, with a promise of downhill all the way, we will return via Effingham, Downside and Redhill Road. The ride will be about 25 miles and will be all on-road.

The full route map is here if you want more detail:

If you want to come, just turn up at the Hand & Spear at 10am on Sunday.

The next ride after this will be Saturday 7th June 2014 (note this is a Saturday not a Sunday).

Oatlands Drive

The Elmbridge Cycle Group was formed in 2008 as the result of a mass protest about the safety of the chicanes on Oatlands Drive in Weybridge. In the last few weeks the last remaining traces of those unloved chicanes have been eradicated. The cross hatchings in the middle of the road, which forced cars to drive too close to cyclists, have been removed and a marked cycle lane now connects Weybridge to Walton and over the bridge to Shepperton. This is great progress and we are very pleased to see it happen. Enjoy cycling on Oatlands Drive.