Bike Ride - Sunday 8th May

This Sunday, with a forecast of glorious weather, we will be heading out towards Bookham. The ride will start at 10:00am outside the Hand & Spear pub near Weybridge Station, and will be about 25 miles.

We will start by heading in a south westerly direction towards New Haw, then curve around through West Byfleet, Ripley and East Horsley and then Bookham. We will take a lunch break at the National Trust cafe at Polesden Lacey. Our return will be across Bookham Common, through Downside and then Redhill Road back to Weybridge.

The ride will be about 25 miles with lunch stop. Most of the route will be on quite roads, but some parts will be off-road on gravel paths so not suitable for your best road bike.

The full route map is here: https://www.strava.com/routes/4859811
If you want to come on the ride, you can just turn up.

Our next ride will be on Sunday 12th June. There will be celebrations on this day for someone's special birthday (not mine) so watch this space for announcements about what we might do.

Petition

Norman Johns has organised a petition to encourage Elmbridge Borough Council to upgrade the footway along Byfleet Road to a shared use cycle path. He needs as many signatures as he can get, so please sign if you have not already done so: http://petitions.surreycc.gov.uk/A245CycleRoute/ The end date for the petition is quite soon so please look at this immediately.

Charity Rides

I am regularly contacted by local charities that have places available on organised rides. This includes this year's Ride 100 on 31st July and the London to Canterbury Cycle Challenge on 11th September. If you are interested in either of these then please get in touch with me.