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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
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.
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.
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.
This Sunday is our annual Easter Egg Hunt.
Starting from the Hand & Spear at Weybridge Station at 10am 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.
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.
The start will be at the usual place, outside the Hand and Spear pub near Weybridge Station at 10am. You will finish back at the same place by about noon. There will be prizes, kindly provided by Woking Cycle Users Group.
If you want to come, just turn up.
The next ride after this will be on Sunday 8th May at 10am. There will not be a ride in April.
This Sunday our Valentines Day ride will be a loop out to Richmond Park and back. The ride will start at 10:00am outside the Hand & Spear pub near Weybridge Station, and will be about 25 miles.
We will head over Walton Bridge then turn towards Hampton, then Teddington and Twickenham. Over Richmond Bridge and across Richmond Park, heading back through Kingston and Hampton Court.
The ride will be 25 miles with a lunch stop at a cafe in Kingston. The route is almost completely on-road so should be suitable for any bike.
The full route map is here: https://www.strava.com/routes/4120777
Our next ride will be on Easter Sunday 27th March and will be our traditional Easter Egg Hunt. There might be prizes.
This Sunday our ride will be heading south and then west around the back of Woking. The ride will start at 10:00am outside the Hand & Spear pub near Weybridge Station, and will be about 25 miles. We will head down Redhill Road and then Pointers Road towards Downside. Then we change tack and head through Ockham towards Send. Then Old Woking, Mayford and Knaphill then turning north towards Ottershaw and Addlestone and finally back to Weybridge. The ride will be about 25 miles with a lunch stop at Fairoaks. The route is almost completely on-road so should be suitable for any bike. The full route map is here: http://www.mapmyride.com/routes/view/956751903 If you want to come on the ride, you can just turn up. Our next ride will be on Sunday 14th February 2016.
This Sunday will be our December ride followed by Christmas Lunch. Anyone who has enjoyed one of our rides this year is invited to join us for this lunch. The ride will start at 10:00am outside the Hand & Spear pub near Weybridge Station. The route is a loop that heads out from Weybridge through Chertsey to Virginia Water, then up to Chobham Common before heading back through Chobham and Ottershaw to Weybridge. The ride will be a little shorter than normal, about 20 miles, so that we are back in Weybridge for Christmas Lunch at 1pm. The route is totally on-road so any bike should be suitable for this one. The full route map is here: http://www.mapmyride.com/routes/view/936056635 If you want to come on the ride, you can just turn up. If you want to join us for Christmas Lunch can you please let me know by Tuesday so that I can confirm the reservations. The cost will be around £25 depending on how much you manage to drink. Our next ride will be on Sunday 10th January 2016.
Membership of Elmbridge Cycle Club is free. We have minimal costs so we don't need to impose a membership fee. We also believe that keeping it free makes for a more inclusive group with no barriers to entry.
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