Elmbridge Cycle Club – Monthly Group Bike Ride from Weybridge
March 2019 – From Weybridge To The North Downs Via East Horsley & Back
Route & Info About The Group Ride
We meet outside the Hand & Spear pub near Weybridge Station, and the route will be about 40 kilometers on a mix of main and quieter roads.
We will set off down Brooklands Road and Redhill Road, crossing under the A3 and over the M25 into Old Lane. From there we head for East Horsley and then uphill along Greene Dene until we get to the top of the North Downs. Then it’s downhill on Staple Lane to East Clandon and then back through Ripley and West Byfleet.
Lunch will be at East Clandon or Ripley depending on the overall pace of the group.
The full route map is here: www.strava.com/routes/17571988
The ride will be on a mix of quiet and busier roads. The total distance will be about 40km, which is around 25 miles.
If you want to come on the ride, you can just turn up.
If you have questions, or need to contact me on the day, my phone number is 079 3032 0241
Please mention the All About Weybridge website.
You should put this number into your phone in case you need it during the ride.
If you are not yet a member, it’s free to join – here’s the website: Elmbridge Cycle Group
About Elmbridge Cycle Club
It was formed under the name Elmbridge Cycle Group in 2008 as the result of a mass protest about the safety of the chicanes on Oatlands Drive in Weybridge. The group was successful in getting the dangerous chicanes removed.
Elmbridge Cycle Group runs informal rides on a regular basis. These rides are open to everyone whatever your age or ability.
The rides all start from the Hand and Spear at Weybridge Station. The rides are normally on the second Sunday of the month and operate all year round and generally take 3-4 hours including a leisurely stop for lunch at a pub.
Routes are normally posted on the group’s website a few days before each ride. If you would like email notification as well please you can register to receive them.
Ages and Abilities
Cyclists of all ages and abilities are welcome and the group will go at a pace that is suitable for everyone in the group. Irresponsible people should be accompanied by a responsible person.
If you can’t make one of our rides, or you want more rides then have a look at the information about local rides on the website.
Got a bike? Then join Elmbridge Cycle Group. You can become a member just by registering your details on their site. It’s free and it only takes two minutes. All we need is your name and an email address. If you join then we can keep in touch with you and contact you if there are any important issues or things we think that you should know about. We will respect you privacy and will not use your details to send unsolicited commercial emails (spam).
Elmbridge Cycle Club is a non-profit un-incorporated user group, run by cyclists.
To give you an idea of the distance and type of routes the club takes, here are some recent outings:
Sunday 9th December 2018 – Bike Ride From Weybridge to Bushey Park, Strawberry Hill and back with Christmas Lunch
We will head out towards Hersham and Molesey before crossing Bushey Park as we aim for Strawberry Hill. From there we pick up the path through Crane Park until we reach the A316. Here we turn for home, taking the series of connecting paths that run parallel to the 316. In Sunbury we head for Walton Bridge and then the secret cyclepath back into Weybridge by about 1pm.
For those that have booked, we will finish at the Jolly Farmer for a festive lunch.
Sunday 21st October 2018 – Bike Ride joining up with the Woking Cycle User Group to visit Virginia Water and Windsor Great Park
We will head out through Brooklands Park then pick up the Basingstoke Canal all the way into Woking where we will meet up with the Woking lot at 2pm. Sandra will then lead us to Virginia Water and on to Windsor Great Park where there will be a detour to see the Acers which should be in fine colours at this time of year. It’s anybody’s guess what the route back will be.
The ride will be on a mix of quiet and busier roads and a few bits of cycle path. The total distance will be about 35km, which is around 20 miles.
Sunday 9th September 2018 – Bike Ride From Weybridge to Virginia Water and Windsor Great Park
Outbound route through Virginia Water to Windsor Great Park. From there towards Egham and Staines where picked up the riverside towpath back to Weybridge via Chertsey Bridge. Lunch at a pub in Egham or Staines.
Sunday 12th August 2018 – All Day Bike Ride to Henley-on-Thames
Outbound route through Virginia Water and Windsor Great Park and then past White Waltham airfield, over Knowl Hill and down into Henley.
The return leg via Remenham, Hurley, Maidenhead, Bray and Eton, expected back in Weybridge around 5 or 6pm.
Sunday 8th July 2018 – Bike Ride To Newark Priory near Ripley
Starting from Weybridge head south along Redhill Road and then towards Downside Cobham. After crossing Bookham Common circle back through Effingham, East Horsley and Ripley until we reach the River Wey near Newark Priory. Stop here for a picnic. There are no facilities here so cyclysits need to bring everything you need. For anyone adventurous enough there’s a chance to paddle or swim in the river.
After a leisurely picnic break head back through Pyrford and Wisley where pick up the canal path back to Byfleet and finally Weybridge. The route is on a mainly quiet roads and cycle paths. The total distance will be about 35km, which is around 20 miles.