Elmbridge Cycle Club – Monthly Group Bike Ride from Weybridge
September 2018 – From Weybridge To Virginia Water and Windsor Great Park & Back
Route & Info About The Group Ride
This Sunday we will be going to Virginia Water and Windsor Great Park.
The ride will start at 10:00am outside the Hand & Spear pub near Weybridge Station, and will be about 25 miles on a mix of roads and paths.
Our outbound route will take us through Virginia Water to Windsor Great Park. From there we head back towards Egham and Staines where we pick up the riverside towpath back to Weybridge via Chertsey Bridge. Lunch will be at a pub in either Egham or Staines, depending.
The full route is here: www.strava.com/routes/15368471
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 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
Our next group ride will be on Sunday 14th October 2018.
About Elmbridge Cycle Club
Elmbridge Cycle Club is run by volunteers for cyclists who travel in and around the Borough of Elmbridge.
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 September 2018 – Bike Ride From Weybridge to Virginia Water and Windsor Great Park
About 25 miles on a mix of roads and paths.
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
Start at 8:00am outside the Hand & Spear pub near Weybridge Station, and will be about 60 miles on a mix of roads and paths.
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
Ride featured a picnic and, optionally, a dip in the River Wey! Ride start at 10:00am outside the Hand & Spear pub near Weybridge Station, about 20 miles on a mix of quiet roads and paths.
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.
Sunday 11th February 2018 – To Richmond and back, a total distance of about 25 miles.
The ride will start at 10:00am outside the Hand & Spear pub near Weybridge Station, and will be about 25 miles of good going on a mix of roads and decent cycle paths.
Starting from Weybridge we will use the recently opened Broadwater Path to get to Walton Bridge where we cross the river. From there to Upper Halliford, Lower Sunbury, on through Bushey Park, Teddington, across the river to Ham and along the towpath to Richmond.
The return route will take us through Crane Park until we reach the A316, then we take side roads adjacent to the A316 all the way back to Sunbury. Then it’s straight back over Walton Bridge to Weybridge.
The full route is here: www.strava.com/routes/11912752
The route is on a mix of quiet and some busier roads with a few bits of cycle path and towpath. The total distance will be about 40km, which is around 25 miles.
Cyclists and others wishing to keep fit may be interested in Revolution Riders indoor cycling studio in Weybridge.