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 June 2015
Sunday 7
easy ride - ideal for beginners
Chilterns Highway 61 revisited.  About 50km. Delightful country lanes with hills. Meet Marylebone 08.50 for 09.12 train to Chalfont and Latimer, arrive 09,43. Returning from Amersham or Chesham.
(Brian O'Reilly  07821 231179)
Sunday 7
medium paced ride
Memory Lanes.  Re-cycled from 10 years ago. Kent lanes and pub with some hilly bits. We'll see if we can also find a tea stop ... Meet Charing Cross 08.30 for 08.55 train to Tonbridge, arrive 09.49.
(Roy Watson  07740 187872)

Note that the train now leaves about 15 mins earlier than originally published.
Sunday 7
hard ride
Map of the ride
Benson, and possibly hedges, but not the two together!  Easier 3*. Over the Chilterns to lunch by the river at Benson. Returning via Henley (option for tea) to Maidenhead. Meet Paddington 08.40 for 09.02 train to Twyford, arrive 09.49 – meet leader here. Returning from Maidenhead.
(David Kurtz  07771 760660)
Sunday 7
fast and long - training for cyclosportifs only
cyclosportif - click for more info
Tour of Cambridgeshire.  132km closed road sportif starting from Peterborough. More details here.
Saturday 13
easy ride - ideal for beginners
low cost travel - within freedom pass area - click for more info
Open Garden Squares Weekend Cycle Ride 1.  Explore some of London's secret gardens that open specially this weekend. TfL maps 6. A leisurely ride – ideal for newcomers to group cycling. Please bring a lock for your bike. A £12 ticket, obtainable on the day, allows entry to all the gardens all weekend. Approx. 20 km – average cycling speed about 15km/h. Lunch at one of the gardens. Meet at Monument to the Great Fire of London at 10.00 for 10.15 start.
(Philip Benstead  07949 801698)
Sunday 14
easy ride - ideal for beginners
low cost travel - within freedom pass area - click for more info
Open Garden Squares Weekend Cycle Ride 2.  Discover more of London's secret gardens that open specially this weekend. A £12 ticket, available on the day, covers entrance to all the gardens all weekend.  Ride starts from the Albert Memorial, Kensington Gardens at 10:00.
(Colin Wing  020 7828 1500)
Sunday 14
medium paced ride
Map of the ride
Some hills.  And maybe tea too. Meet Charing Cross 08.30 for 08.55 train to Tunbridge Wells, arrive 09.51.
(Lisa Percival  07985 731101)
Sunday 14
hard ride
Cold Norton revisited.  A fixed friendly jaunt to Cold Norton, returning by train from Chelmsford – an easier 3*. Meet 09.00 for 09.15 away at Le Peche Mignon, Ronalds Road, London N5 1XH.
(Ken Peters  07845 223706)
Sunday 14
fast and long - training for cyclosportifs only
Out of town and back.  90-100km at 26-28km/h with a brief cafe stop.Contact leader prior to the ride if this is your first 4*. Meet 08.45 for 09.00 away at Le Peche Mignon, Ronalds Road, London N5 1XH.
(Jon McColl  07792 891244)
Sunday 21
easy ride - ideal for beginners
Little Green Ride.  A day out in Hertfordshire. About 50km. OS map 166. Meet Finsbury Park 09.45 for 10.11 train to Knebworth, arrive 10.38.
(Brian O'Reilly  07821 231179)
Sunday 21
medium paced ride
low cost travel - within freedom pass area - click for more info
Map of the ride
Making the most of the longest day.  Central London's Century ride – a 160km (100 miles) loop around Essex at 2* pace, so expect an early start and a late finish. Meet Fenchurch St 07.50 for the 08.10 train to Upminster, arrive 08.32. Leaders meet you here.
(Christine Johnson  07971 294523)
Sunday 21
hard ride
To Hertford and back.  About 90km. Easier 3*. Meet Highbury and Islington Stn 08.45 for 09.00 away. Pick up at Barracuda Cafe, East Finchley at 09.25.
(Paul Foster  07969 531984)
Sunday 21
fast and long - training for cyclosportifs only
Out of town and back.  90-100km at 26-28km/h with a brief cafe stop. Contact leader prior to the ride if this is your first 4*. Meet 08.45 for 09.00 away at Le Peche Mignon, Ronalds Road, London N5 1XH.
(Jon McColl  07792 891244)
Thursday 25
medium paced ride
low cost travel - within freedom pass area - click for more info
Blue Thursdays Oyster Card Cult.  A brisk ride of about 70km, back in London by about 16.30. Meet Liverpool St 09.30 for 09.55 train to Shenfield, arrive 10.19, or join train at Stratford at 10.02. Leader meets you at Shenfield.
(Felix Ormerod  020 8986 6689)
Saturday 27
medium paced ride
Map of the ride
In and Out of the Thames Valley.  Our inaugural Saturday ride. Through the Chiltern woods and lanes, dipping down to the river valley for lunch at Whitchurch and tea at Henley-on-Thames. Meet at Paddington 08.50 for 9.12 train to Twyford, arrive 10.00.
(Sarah Khedouri  07904 205623)
Sunday 28
easy ride - ideal for beginners
Map of the ride
"The tide is high".  A gentle ride to the sea via Essex country lanes. Approx. 45km. Pub or cafe for lunch stop. Weather allowing, some might have a swim. OS map 178. Meet Fenchurch Street 09.50 for the 10.10 train to Laindon arriving 10.42. Leader meets you there. Buy a return ticket to Southend Central.
(Anna Bagi  07949 086473)
Sunday 28
medium paced ride
Map of the ride
More Essex lanes.  To lunch in Coggleshall. We'll do a few off-road sections, so very light road bikes might not be suitable! Meet Liverpool St 08.40 for 09.02 train to Chelmsford, arrive 09.45. We will meet Shalamar at Chelmsford.
(Shalamar Leroy-Smith  07780 837024)

Note that we'll be getting a slightly earlier train (at 09.02) than the one originally published.
Sunday 28
hard ride
Map of the ride
Burgess Hill(s).  Exploring the Sussex Weald. Meet Victoria 08.50 for 09.17 train to Burgess Hill, arrive 10.05.
(Thomas James  07714 662442)
 
 July 2015
Saturday 4
easy ride - ideal for beginners
ride from another group - click for more info
low cost travel - within freedom pass area - click for more info
Map of the ride
Beyond Metroland.  Leave behind the mock-tudor wasteland and find some real country. About 40km, all on road. Some hills. Meet Baker Street 09.35 for 09.50 train to Chesham, arrive 10.45. Leader meets you here.
(Colin Wing  020 7828 1500)
Sunday 5
medium paced ride
Map of the ride
Basingstoke loop.  75km through delightful and undulating countryside, passing pretty hamlets, some important Tudor mansions and interesting old churches. Pub lunch. Meet Waterloo 08.30 for 08.54 train to Basingstoke, arrive 09.46 (with 09.15 train, arriving 10.06, as backup if there isn't enough bike space on the first one). Leader meets you here.
(Colin Hartridge-Price  07795 093631)
Sunday 5
hard ride
low cost travel - within freedom pass area - click for more info
Essex lanes.  An easier 3* ride. 80 rolling kilometres. Lunch at halfway. Meet Liverpool St 08.55 for 09.20 train to Upminster, arrive 09.48.
(Paul Foster  07969 531984)
Sunday 5
fast and long - training for cyclosportifs only
Out of town and back.  100km at 26-28km/h with a brief cafe stop. Back by about 14.00. Meet 08.45 for 09.00 away from Le Peche Mignon, Ronalds Road, London N5 1XH.
Thursday 9
medium paced ride
Blue Thursdays Oyster Card Cult.  A brisk ride of about 70km, back in London by about 16.30. Meet Liverpool St 09.35 for 09.58 train to Broxbourne, arrive 10.23, or join train at Tottenham Hale at 10.10. Leader meets you at Broxbourne.
(Felix Ormerod  020 8986 6689)
Saturday 11
medium paced ride
Saturday Ride.  Over the the High Weald of Kent into the Rother Valley of East Sussex. About 65km with lunch at Salehurst. Returning from Paddock Wood. Meet Victoria 08.45 for 09.00 train to Marden, arriving 10.06 – meet leader at Marden.
(David Kurtz  07771 760660)
Sunday 12
easy ride - ideal for beginners
Magic of Essex.  An easy paced ride in country lanes, picnic/pub or cafe lunch by the riverside in Maldon. Possible afternoon tea.OS map 167 and 168. About 50km. Meet Liverpool St at 9.40 for 10.02 train to Chelmsford, arrive 10.43. Leader meets you here.
(Anna Bagi  07949 086473)
Sunday 12
Audax UK event
Map of the ride
Suburban Breakout.  Central London's own 100km audax, out into the Hertfordshire countryside and back again. A good introduction to audax rides for regular 2* and 3* riders! Starts at 09.30 from Barracuda Cafe, 118 High Road, East Finchley, N2 9ED. Please enter in advance if you can – full details here.
(Nick Bloom  07768 354010)
Saturday 18
AGM
CTC National AGM.  Annual General Meeting of the CTC, the national organisation of which Central London CTC is a local group. Please bring your CTC membership card or other proof of membership. Starts 14.00 at The Wesley, 81-103 Euston Road, NW1 2EZ. More information, including the agenda, here.
Saturday 18
social event
Meet for supper after the CTC AGM.  Social evening at a well known pizza restaurant. Please let Philip know if you are coming so he reserve a place at the table. 18.00 onwards at Pizza Express, Clifton House 93-95 Euston Road, NW1 2RA.
(Philip Benstead  07949 801698)
Sunday 19
easy ride - ideal for beginners
low cost travel - within freedom pass area - click for more info
Urban Explorer Ride.  A mixture of Royal Parks, canal tow paths, famous central London sights including the vibrant entertainment area in the company of CTC members from all over the UK. Includes: Buckingham Palace, Horse Guards, Whitehall, Parliament Square, Tate Modern, Tower of London, and St Paul's. This ride will passing or near to all mainline rail stations. A leisurely ride – ideal for newcomers to group cycling and mostly flat. Approx. 32 km. Lunch on the South Bank. TfL map 7. Meet 09.45 for 10.00 start.Euston Square Garden, Euston Road, NW1 2RT (opposite Euston Station). Ride will end 14.30 at Euston Square Garden.
(Philip Benstead  07949 801698)
Sunday 19
easy ride - ideal for beginners
"All stars" rides.  Through quiet Hertfordshire lanes to meet the rest of the club for lunch at Much Hadham Golf Club. Hilly ride starting at Watton-at-Stone and finishing at Hertford North or East. About 45km. OS maps 166 and 167. Meet Finsbury Park 09.10 for 09.32 train to Watton-at-Stone, arrive 10.15.
(John Silvertown  07804 930697)
Sunday 19
medium paced ride
Map of the ride
"All stars" ride.  Through quiet Hertfordshire lanes to meet the rest of the club for lunch at Much Hadham Golf Club. Meet Liverpool St 09.00 for 09.28 train to Broxbourne, arrive 09.53. Leader meets you here.
(Richard Philpott  07941 819033)
Sunday 19
hard ride
"All stars" rides.  Lunch on the 19th hole, Much Hadham Golf Club. Meet Kings Cross 09.15 for 09.41 train to Potters Bar, arrive 10.09.
(Paul Foster  07969 531984)
Sunday 19
fast and long - training for cyclosportifs only
"All stars" rides.  Lunch on the 19th hole, Much Hadham Golf Club. Meet 08.45 for 09.00 away from Le Peche Mignon, Ronalds Road, London N5 1XH.
(Jon McColl  07792 891244)
Thursday 23
medium paced ride
Blue Thursdays Oyster Card Cult.  A brisk ride of about 70km, back in London by about 16.30. Meet Liverpool St 09.30 for 09.55 train to Shenfield, arrive 10.19, or join train at Stratford at 10.02. Leader meets you at Shenfield.
(Felix Ormerod  020 8986 6689)
Sunday 26
easy ride - ideal for beginners
low cost travel - within freedom pass area - click for more info
Lea Valley Delight.  Easy meandering ride of about 50km with possible return by train. Meet Dalston Junction Station 09.45 for 10.00 away.
(Pat Wheeler  07788 659743)
Sunday 26
medium paced ride
Tea on the Thames.  A rolling 66km ride from Twyford to Whitchurch for lunch and Henley on Thames for tea, with beautiful stretches along the Thames River. Expect some hills climbing out of the Thames River Valley. Meet Paddington 08.35 for 09.02 train to Twyford, arrive 09.51.
(Sarah Khedouri  07904 205623)
Sunday 26
hard ride
Map of the ride
Dungeness.  Flat and fast across the marshes, Coffee at Dungeness, lunch at 80km. Part of the Rapha Women's 100. Meet St Pancras 08.40 for 09.09 train to Ashford, arrive 09.47 or meet Charing Cross at 07.50 for the cheaper (but much slower) 08.10 train, arriving at 09.29.
(Nick Bloom  07768 354010)
Sunday 26
fast and long - training for cyclosportifs only
Out of town and back.  100km at 26-28km/h with a brief cafe stop. Back by about 14.00. Meet 08.45 for 09.00 away from Le Peche Mignon, Ronalds Road, London N5 1XH.
(Jon McColl  07792 891244)
 
 August 2015
Sunday 2
easy ride - ideal for beginners
Kent in Summer.  A 50km ride with pub lunch and afternoon tea. Some hills. Meet Blackfriars 08.45 for 09.12 train to Otford, arrive 10.07.
(Sue Dorey  020 7729 5409)
Sunday 2
medium paced ride
Jam for birthday tea.  Castle Hedingham for lunch. Tea at Wilkins jam factory shop in Tiptree. 90km so late return to London. Meet Liverpool St 08.40 for the 09.02 train to Hatfield Peverel, arrive 09.49.
(David Kurtz  07771 760660)
Sunday 2
hard ride
Ride out to Sevenoaks.  Riding out to Sevenoaks. Ride out from the centre of town and return by train. Meet Trafalgar Square 08.45 for 09,00 away.
(Angela Dale  07786 445413)
Sunday 2
fast and long - training for cyclosportifs only
Out of town and back.  100km at 26-28km/h with a brief cafe stop. Back by about 14.00. Meet 08.45 for 09.00 away from Le Peche Mignon, Ronalds Road, London N5 1XH.
Thursday 6
medium paced ride
Blue Thursdays Oyster Card Cult.  A brisk ride of about 70km, back in London by about 16.30. Meet Liverpool St 09.35 for 09.58 train to Broxbourne, arrive 10.23, or join train at Tottenham Hale at 10.10. Leader meets you at Broxbourne.
(Felix Ormerod  020 8986 6689)
Saturday 8
easy ride - ideal for beginners
ride from another group - click for more info
Map of the ride
Cut your own thwart.  In the two-metre-wide Cut-a-Thwart Lane, or a number of other delightful Essex lanes. About 45 km and very few hills. Meet Liverpool St 09.10 for 09.34 train to Chelmsford, arrive 10.14. Meet leader here to start 10.20.
(Colin Wing  020 7828 1500)
Sunday 9
medium paced ride
Further west.  Venturing a little further out than usual to find some excellent riding in the Berkshire Downs. Meet Paddington 08.40 for 09.04 train to Midgham, arrive 10.06.
(Scott Fletcher  07866 374450)
Sunday 9
hard ride
Bedfordshire lanes.  80-90km in a less visited county. An easier 3* ride. Meet St Pancras 08.40 for 09.08 train to Flitwick, arrive 10.21.
(Jo Wright  07815 491097)
Sunday 9
fast and long - training for cyclosportifs only
Out of town and back.  100km at 26-28km/h with a brief cafe stop. Back by about 14.00. Meet 08.45 for 09.00 away from Le Peche Mignon, Ronalds Road, London N5 1XH.
(Jon McColl  07792 891244)
Saturday 15
medium paced ride
The Wild Weald on Saturday.  A rollercoaster ride to the top of the Ashdown Forest through a Sussex landscape steeped in history that is said to be "one of the best surviving medieval landscapes in northern Europe". 58km; total ascent 917m. Meet London Bridge 08.40 for 09.03 train to Tunbridge Wells, arrive 10.11.
(Colin Hartridge-Price  07795 093631)
Sunday 16
easy ride - ideal for beginners
Little Green Ride.  A mixture of lanes with a rolling countryside and off road tracks. Chance to see the Gardens at Shaw's Corner. A leisurely ride – ideal for newcomers to group cycling. Approx. 40 km – average cycling speed on flat roads 15-20km/h, slower on the hills. Lunch in a pub. Meet Finsbury Park 09.45 for 10.11 train to Welwyn Garden City, arrive 10:31. Returning from Hatfield.
(Philip Benstead  07949 801698)
Sunday 16
medium paced ride
Four counties in a day.  Ride to Blackboys for lunch and return via the four counties viewpoint at the top of Ashdown Forest. Pooh corner for tea.Terrain is up and down. Meet London Bridge 08.40 for 09.01 train to Tunbridge Wells, arrive 10.03.
(Roy Watson  07740 187872)
Sunday 16
hard ride
Grayson Perry's House.  A long ride to the Grayson Perry house at Wrabness. 100 km approx. Meet Liverpool St 08.10 for 08.32 train to Shenfield, arrive 09.00. Returning from Manningtree.
(Paul Foster  07969 531984)
Sunday 16
fast and long - training for cyclosportifs only
Out of town and back.  100km at 26-28km/h with a brief cafe stop. Back by about 14.00. Meet 08.45 for 09.00 away from Le Peche Mignon, Ronalds Road, London N5 1XH.
(Jon McColl  07792 891244)
Sunday 23
easy ride - ideal for beginners
Scarecrow Festival.  A ride to the Scarecrow Festival at Flamstead. A surreal experience! Low mileage but there are hills. Meet St Pancras 09.00 for 09.34 train Harpenden, arrive 10.14. Leader meets you here.
(Charles Harvey  07961 194771)
Sunday 23
medium paced ride
low cost travel - within freedom pass area - click for more info
On the edge of the Zone.  A ride through beautiful Berkshire and Buckinghamshire. Meet Uxbridge Underground (about 40mins from Baker St) at 09.45 for 10.00 away.
(Sabina Carchesio  07817 885946)
Sunday 23
hard ride
Map of the ride
A mill and some hills.  Ride out to Aldbury for lunch, returning by tube from Amersham. Meet Barracuda Cafe, High Road, East Finchley at 08.45 for 09.00 away.
(Nick Bloom  07768 354010)
Sunday 23
fast and long - training for cyclosportifs only
Out of town and back.  100km at 26-28km/h with a brief cafe stop. Back by about 14.00. Meet 08.45 for 09.00 away from Le Peche Mignon, Ronalds Road, London N5 1XH.
(Jon McColl  07792 891244)
Sunday 30
easy ride - ideal for beginners
The Phoenix Trail.  Ride the Phoenix Trail to Thame with minor, sometimes unmade, roads. Plan "the full works" with stops for morning coffee at Thame, lunch at Tetsworth and tea at Lashlake. Meet Marylebone 09.15 for 09.49 train to Haddenham and Thame Parkway, arrive 10.38. Leader meets you there. Ride will return from Princes Risborough. Buy a return ticket to Haddenham and Thame Parkway.
(Charles Harvey  07961 194771)
Sunday 30
medium paced ride
Circular route.  Kentish lanes to the east of Tunbridge Wells. Meet Victoria 08.40 for 09.12 train to Tonbridge, arrive 09.53. Leader meets you here.
(Lisa Percival  07985 731101)
Sunday 30
hard ride
low cost travel - within freedom pass area - click for more info
Windsor and back.  An easier 3* ride. Meet Waterloo 08.20 for 08.44 train to Richmond, arrive 09.09, or meet at RIchmond station for 09.30 away.
(Ken Peters  07845 223706)
Sunday 30
fast and long - training for cyclosportifs only
Out of town and back.  100km at 26-28km/h with a brief cafe stop. Back by about 14.00. Meet 08.45 for 09.00 away from Le Peche Mignon, Ronalds Road, London N5 1XH.
(Jon McColl  07792 891244)
 
 September 2015
Sunday 6
medium paced ride
low cost travel - within freedom pass area - click for more info
All the time in the world.  Hilly Chiltern lanes and a Chiltern Church Tea. Meet Marylebone 08.50 for 09.12 train to Amersham, arrive 09.47.
(Richard Philpott  07941 819033)
Sunday 6
hard ride
Surrey Hills.  A day exploring the ups and Downs (North mainly). Meet Victoria 09.00 for 09.27 train to Redhill, arrive 09.57.
(Thomas James  07714 662442)
Sunday 6
fast and long - training for cyclosportifs only
Out of town and back.  100km at 26-28km/h with a brief cafe stop. Back by about 14.00. Meet 08.45 for 09.00 away from Le Peche Mignon, Ronalds Road, London N5 1XH.
Thursday 10
medium paced ride
Blue Thursdays Oyster Card Cult.  A brisk ride of about 70km, back in London by about 16.30. Meet Liverpool St 09.35 for 09.58 train to Broxbourne, arrive 10.23, or join train at Tottenham Hale at 10.10. Leader meets you at Broxbourne.
(Felix Ormerod  020 8986 6689)
Sunday 13
easy ride - ideal for beginners
low cost travel - within freedom pass area - click for more info
Autumnal Hills and Spills!  Chiltern lanes. Meet Marylebone 09.50 for 10.12 train to Amersham, arrive 10.47.
(Brian O'Reilly  07821 231179)
Sunday 13
medium paced ride
120km in Essex.  An earlier start for a longer ride. Lunch at the Compasses Littley Green. Blackmore for tea. Meet Fenchurch St 08.20 for 08.40 train to Upminster, arrive 09.02. Leader meets you here.
(Kelvin Dane  07922 111790)
Sunday 13
hard ride
Hard and Hilly (Surrey).  A challenging 82km of Surrey hills at 21km/h – lunch after 62km. Meet Waterloo 08.40 for 09.07 train to Woking, arrive 09.42. Returning from Guildford – buy a return to Guildford.
(Ruth Evans  07547 702852)
Sunday 13
fast and long - training for cyclosportifs only
Out of town and back.  100km at 26-28km/h with a brief cafe stop. Back by about 14.00. Meet 08.45 for 09.00 away from Le Peche Mignon, Ronalds Road, London N5 1XH.
Saturday 19
easy ride - ideal for beginners
Rural Delight Ride.  River Eden for naughty boys and girls. A mixture of lanes, with a few hills and off road tracks. Chance to be "chided" and "cowled", and view Oast Houses. A leisurely ride – ideal for newcomers to group cycling. Approx. 32 km – average cycling speed on flat roads 16-20km/h, slower on the hills. Lunch at cafe or pub in Chiddingstone. OS map 188. Meet London Bridge 09.48 for 10.08 train to Edenbridge Town arrive 10.47. Arriving back in London by 18.00.
(Philip Benstead  07949 801698)
Sunday 20
medium paced ride
low cost travel - within freedom pass area - click for more info
Oysters at the ready.  A ride of about 80km into Essex, with pub lunch and afternoon tea. Meet at Liverpool Street at 08.40 for 09.03 to Chingford, arrives at 09.29. We will return from Harold Wood, which is on different line, so Oyster cards would be cheapest and most convenient. Otherwise, buy two single tickets, one out to Chingford and return from Harold Wood.
(Simon Binning  07847 653363)
Sunday 20
hard ride
low cost travel - within freedom pass area - click for more info
Hard and Hilly (Kent).  As it says on the tin! 80-90km out and back ride. Meet Charing Cross 08.30 for 08.52 train to Lee, arrive 09.15. Leader meets you here.
(Kristina Hetherington  07941 941994)
Sunday 20
fast and long - training for cyclosportifs only
Out of town and back.  100km at 26-28km/h with a brief cafe stop. Back by about 14.00. Meet 08.45 for 09.00 away from Le Peche Mignon, Ronalds Road, London N5 1XH.
(Jon McColl  07792 891244)
Thursday 24
medium paced ride
Blue Thursdays Oyster Card Cult.  A brisk ride of about 70km, back in London by about 16.30. Meet Liverpool St 09.30 for 09.55 train to Shenfield, arrive 10.19, or join train at Stratford at 10.02. Leader meets you at Shenfield.
(Felix Ormerod  020 8986 6689)
Sunday 27
medium paced ride
To be confirmed.   Check website nearer the time for details.
(Johnny Innes  07748 212375)
Sunday 27
hard ride
Fozzo's ride to Cambridge.  A brisk 100km jaunt to Cambridge. Cafe lunch at Buntingford. Mwwt Highbury and Islington 08.45 for 09.00 away, or pick up at Barracuda Cafe, High Road, East Finchley. Train back to Kings Cross or Liverpool St.
(Paul Foster  07969 531984)
Sunday 27
fast and long - training for cyclosportifs only
Out of town and back.  100km at 26-28km/h with a brief cafe stop. Back by about 14.00. Meet 08.45 for 09.00 away from Le Peche Mignon, Ronalds Road, London N5 1XH.
 
 October 2015
Saturday 3
medium paced ride
Lumpy Lanes.  Morning coffee at Emily's, Whitwell. Lunch at Elephant and Castle, Amwell. Meet Kings Cross 09.10 for 09.35 train to Welwyn North, arrive 10.05.
(Paul Lohr  07956 891490)
Sunday 4
easy ride - ideal for beginners
Around the Hog's Back.  Via Christmas Pie and the Surrey cycleway. About 40km. Early coffee stop, pub lunch, tea at Watts Gallery and maybe a look inside Guildford cathedral. Some off-road but OK for general purpose bikes. OS map 186. Meet Waterloo 08.40 for 09.10 train to Guildford arrive 10.10. Leader meets you here.
(Robin Hamilton  07812 831494)
Sunday 4
medium paced ride
Surrey Hills. Surrey flats, in that order.  The dense green Hills in the morning, more open country in the afternoon. Meet Waterloo 08.35 for 09.00 train to Guildford, arrive 09.43.
(Mark Knox  07765 945530)
Sunday 4
hard ride
To Shoreham and back.  Expect hills and an idyllic village at the turn-around point. Meet the leader at Starbucks, Cutty Sark, Greenwich at 08.45 for 09.00 away, or catch the 08.52 train from Charing Cross to Lee, arrive 09.15, and meet the group there.
(Ruth Evans  07547 702852)
Sunday 4
fast and long - training for cyclosportifs only
Out of town and back.  100km at 26-28km/h with a brief cafe stop. Back by about 14.00. Meet 08.45 for 09.00 away from Le Peche Mignon, Ronalds Road, London N5 1XH.
(Jon McColl  07792 891244)
Thursday 8
medium paced ride
Blue Thursdays Oyster Card Cult.  A brisk ride of about 70km, back in London by about 16.30. Meet Liverpool St 09.35 for 09.58 train to Broxbourne, arrive 10.23, or join train at Tottenham Hale at 10.10. Leader meets you at Broxbourne.
(Felix Ormerod  020 8986 6689)
Saturday 10
easy ride - ideal for beginners
ride from another group - click for more info
Map of the ride
The Great Descents of Kent.  Enjoy two spectacular descents into the beautiful Darenth valley About 40km. Meet Victoria 09.20 for 09.52 train to St Mary Cray, arrive 10.15. Leader meets you here to start ride at 10.20.
(Colin Wing  020 7828 1500)
Sunday 11
easy ride - ideal for beginners
Up the Junction!  Watford to Sarrat and back. Meet Euston 08.55 for 09.17 train to Watford Junction, arrive 10.04.
(Brian O'Reilly  07821 231179)
Sunday 11
medium paced ride
Fun in Finchingfield.  A ride through the pretty lanes with a bonus refreshment stop in the morning before heading to Finchingfield for lunch. Expect about 80km. Meet Liverpool Street 08.40 for 09.02 train to Kelvedon, arrive 10.00. Meet leader here.
(Christine Johnson  07971 294523)
Sunday 11
hard ride
Over the Downs to the Greensand Way.  An easier 3* ride. Lunch at the Swan-on-the-Green PH in West Peckham. Potential for tea at Shoreham. There will be hills! Meet Victoria 08.40 for 09.04 train to Swanley, arrive 09.37. Meet leader here.
(David Kurtz  07771 760660)
Sunday 11
fast and long - training for cyclosportifs only
Out of town and back.  100km at 26-28km/h with a brief cafe stop. Back by about 14.00. Meet 08.45 for 09.00 away from Le Peche Mignon, Ronalds Road, London N5 1XH.
(Jon McColl  07792 891244)
Sunday 18
medium paced ride
Pastures new.  Still in Essex looking for something a bit different, but expect stubble in the fields and a touch of autumn in the air. Meet Liverpool Street 08.40 for 09.02 train to Chelmsford, arrive 09.43.
(Michael Belcher  07951 304075)
Sunday 18
hard ride
Map of the ride
Round Beds.  Visiting Moggerhanger, Milton Ernest and Harrold Odell. 90km with lunch at 60km. Meet St Pancras 08.40 for 09.04 train to Flitwick, arrive 10.06.
(Nick Bloom  07768 354010)
Sunday 18
fast and long - training for cyclosportifs only
Out of town and back.  100km at 26-28km/h with a brief cafe stop. Back by about 14.00. Meet 08.45 for 09.00 away from Le Peche Mignon, Ronalds Road, London N5 1XH.
(Jon McColl  07792 891244)
Thursday 22
medium paced ride
Blue Thursdays Oyster Card Cult.  A brisk ride of about 70km, back in London by about 16.30. Meet Liverpool St 09.30 for 09.55 train to Shenfield, arrive 10.19, or join train at Stratford at 10.02. Leader meets you at Shenfield.
(Felix Ormerod  020 8986 6689)
Sunday 25
Audax UK event
Emitremmus Audax, Stevenage.  The ever popular goodbye-to-BST 100km audax. Entry in advance is highly recommended – full details here. Recommended train is the 08.53 from Kings Cross, arriving at Stevenage at 09.16.
Ride Guide

To email the leader of any ride, please visit our website at www.centrallondonctc.org.uk. For general enquiries, contact the Secretary, Lisa Percival by email at [email protected], or by phone on 07985 731101.

* Easier and shorter rides – about 50km (30 miles) – which are ideal if you are new to cycle touring or prefer a more leisurely ride. Accompanied older children welcome although it is advisable to contact the ride leader beforehand. Please bring the recommended map(s).
** Medium distance 55-85km (35-55 miles) – steady pace yet time to enjoy lunch, etc.
*** Faster and generally longer 80-120km (50-75 miles) and often hilly – suitable for a light touring or road bike ...
**** Faster again, averaging 26-28m/h (several rides will average 28-30km/h) and approximately 90-100km (55-65 miles), with a brief cafe stop for lunch. These rides are for experienced Audax or Sportive riders training for their next event, or for those who just like it hard. Bring a summer road bike or, if the conditions are likely to be wet, a light winter bike with full mudguards and, preferably, a long rear mudflap. Be prepared to do your turn on the front and accept that you may get dropped if you can't keep up!
Off-road Mainly on tracks or trails, perhaps muddy – not suitable for lightweight road bikes.
Audax Official Audax event – more info from www.audax.uk.net.
Zone6 Start & finish in travelcard/freedom pass area – low travel cost.
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