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 October 2014
Fri 3 – Sun 5
medium paced ride
Palace Farm North Kent.  Two or three day's cycling on the edge of the North Downs and along the Kent coast.
(Roy Watson  07740 187872)
Sunday 5
easy ride - ideal for beginners
low cost travel - within freedom pass area - click for more info
The Waterlink Way.  Meander along the river Ravenbourne cycle route from Thames to source at Keston. Approx 32 km. Lunch in a pub or cafe. TfL maps 10 and 11. An easy ride – ideal for beginners. Meet London Bridge 09.45 for 10.05 train to Greenwich, arrive 10.13. Returning from Hayes.
(Philip Benstead  07949 801698)
Sunday 5
medium paced ride
Map of the ride
Grab the Horns by the Bull.  An 80km ride, with lunch at the Horns in Bulls Green, plus afternoon tea if you get a move on. Meet Liverpool St 09.00 for 09.28 train to Broxbourne, arrive 09.54.
(Simon Binning  07847 653363)
Sunday 5
hard ride
cyclosportif - click for more info
Ride of the Falling Leaves.  Dulwich Paragon CC's challenging 110km sportif. More details here. Starts from Herne Hill velodrome.
Saturday 11
medium paced ride
Map of the ride
Bonus Hills.  A trip across the High Weald from Kent into East Sussex. About 65km with lunch at Salehurst. Meet Charing Cross 08.45 for 09.10 train to Marden, arriving 10.04 – meet leader at Marden. Returning from Paddock Wood.
(David Kurtz  07771 760660)

This is an additional ride, not in our printed programme.
Sunday 12
easy ride - ideal for beginners
Map of the ride
Essex estuaries ride to St Peter's 7th century chapel.  Country lanes starting with a tea stop in Burnham on Crouch, where we'll look at the listed building Royal Corinthian Yacht Club.

Then we will ride out to Bradwell-on-Sea to visit St Peter's chapel, founded in 654AD.

Pub or picnic lunch in Bradwell. Returning through country lanes to Burnham from the west via the marina. About 1.5km off road at the end, can be done on tourers. Finish with a drink at the Anchor on the riverside time if time allows. Approx 50km.
 Meet Liverpool St 08.45 for 09.14 train to Wickford, change train for Burnham (Southminster train, need to be quick, tight connection), arrive 10.31. Leader meets you at Burnham.
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(Anna Bagi  07949 086473)
Sunday 12
medium paced ride
low cost travel - within freedom pass area - click for more info
Map of the ride
A Good Crowd.  This station always attracts plenty of friendly faces. Why not explore Essex lanes in early autumn with them? Meet Fenchurch St 09.20 for 09.40 train to Upminster, arrive 10.02. Leader meets you here.
(Christine Johnson  07971 294523)
Sunday 12
hard ride
low cost travel - within freedom pass area - click for more info
The Cat and The Bec.  Short, sharp ride to watch the hill climbs, including David Millar's last professional appearance. Be prepared to stand around in the cold. Meet St Pancras 08.20 for 08.43 train to East Croydon, arrive 09.12.
(Nick Bloom  07768 354010)
Sunday 12
fast and long - training for cyclosportifs only
Essex Lanes 2.  A brisk 110km into Essex and back, with a brief mid-morning cafe stop. Meet Le Peche Mignon, Ronalds Road N5 1XH at 08.30 for 08.45 away.
(Jon McColl  07792 891244)
Sunday 19
easy ride - ideal for beginners
ride from another group - click for more info
Map of the ride
Little Green Ride.  Regular sociable ride of about 50km. OS map 166. Meet Finsbury Park 09.50 for 10.13 train to Stevenage, arrive 10.39.
(Colin Wing  020 7828 1500)
Sunday 19
medium paced ride
Map of the ride
Hills. A Taster.  Climbing to Christmas Common, you will be rewarded by lunch at the newly relaunched Fox and Hounds. It's downhill, with a couple of climbs, after lunch back to Marlow for tea before the final climb to Winter Hill and Maidenhead. Meet Paddington 08.45 for 09.15 train to Maidenhead, arrive 09.55.
(Clifford French  07957 168801)
Sunday 19
hard ride
Map of the ride
Around the North Downs.  Climbs and descents in north Surrey. Approximately 90km. Meet Victoria 08.40 for 09.02 train to Coulsdon South, arrive 09.26.
(Thomas James  07714 662442)
Sunday 26
easy ride - ideal for beginners
Rural Mystery.  Country lanes, a rustic pub and good company for a pleasant day out. Route will depend on prevailing conditions. Prepare to be surprised. OS maps 154 and 167. Meet Liverpool St 09.00 for 09.21 train to Audley End, arrive 10.24. Meet leader here.
(John Unwin  01799 527094)

The train now departs at 09.21, which is earlier than originally advertised. Other details are unchanged.
Sunday 26
medium paced ride
Fill the Unforgiving Minute.  Adjust your clocks and come out to cycle in the Essex and Hertfordshire borders. Two great cycling counties. Meet Liverpool St 08.40 for 09.06 train to Ware, arrive 10.08.
(Michael Belcher  07951 304075)

The train now departs at 09.06, which is earlier than originally advertised. Other details are unchanged.
Sunday 26
Audax UK event
Map of the ride
End of Summertime Audax.  Stevenage CTC's ever-popular 100km audax marking the end of summertime. Entry in advance is strongly recommended – more details here. For first-timers, we also have a guide to riding an audax. Meet Finsbury Park 08.30 for the 08.43 train to Stevenage, arrive 09.10.

Note that because of engineering works, there are now no trains from Kings Cross that arrive in Stevenage in time for the start – please use the train from Finsbury Park instead.
 
 November 2014
Sunday 2
medium paced ride
To the grave of Pocahontas.  Riverside ride along the Thames. A linear ride ending in Gravesend with a choice of places from which to return to Central London by train. Meet at County Hall, Westminster Bridge at 09.10 for 09.30 away.
(Scott Fletcher  07866 374450)
Sunday 2
hard ride
Hilly(ish) Hertfordshire.  A 90km out-and-back ride into Hertfordshire. Meet Barracuda Cafe, 118 High Road, East Finchley, London, N2 9ED at 08.45 for 09.00 away.
(Jonathan Fluxman  07946 386138)
Sunday 9
medium paced ride
No GPX file!  Over Ashdown forest to lunch at Newick "extemporised as usual..." Possible afternoon tea just before the train home. Meet Charing Cross 08.30 for 08.55 train to Hildenborough, arrive 09.35.Leader meets you here.
(Simon Hattersley  020 8290 4559)
Sunday 9
hard ride
Chilterns hilly.  A hilly 90km in the Chilterns. Meet Marylebone 08.40 for the 09.06 train to Princes Risborough, arrive 09.43.
(Bob Davis  07810 291837)
Sunday 9
fast and long - training for cyclosportifs only
Hertfordshire and back 1.  95km at 26-28km/h with a brief cafe stop. Meet 08.45 for 09.00 away at Le Peche Mignon, Ronalds Rd, London N5 1XH (or 09.15 opposite Barracuda Cafe, East Finchley; or 09.25 Post Office, High Street, Barnet).
(Yiannis Chronakis  07813 131443)
Friday 14
AGM
AGM and buffet.  19.00 at the Calthorpe Arms, 252 Grays Inn Road London, WC1X 8JR. More details here.
(Christine Johnson  07971 294523)
Sunday 16
easy ride - ideal for beginners
ride from another group - click for more info
low cost travel - within freedom pass area - click for more info
Docks and Ducks.  Discover how nature has taken over Southwark's docklands. About 25km. TfL map 7. Remember to bring your lights. Starts at 13.30 from Emma Cons Gardens, opposite the Old Vic at the junction of Waterloo Road and The Cut.
(Colin Wing  020 7828 1500)
Sunday 16
medium paced ride
Scribbling on the map of Herts.  Maximum lanes in a minimum span. Lunch at Britain's first community - owned pub, and we might snatch tea at Emily's. Meet Blackfriars 08.30 for 08.54 train to Harpenden, arrive 09.44 (you could also join the train at East Croydon at 08.27 or St Pancras at 09.04).
(Mark Knox  07765 945530)
Sunday 16
hard ride
London to Brighton.  A brisk winter ride to Brighton. Train back to London. Meet 08.45 for 09.00 away at St Martin-in-the-Fields church, Trafalgar Square.
(Roger Fretwell  07946 441877)
Sunday 16
fast and long - training for cyclosportifs only
London to Cambridge.  100km at 28-30km/h with a brief cafe stop. Train back to London. Meet Barracuda Cafe, 118 High Road, East Finchley, London, N2 9ED at 08.45 for 09.00 away (or 09.10 at Post Office, High Street, Barnet).
(Phil Coleman  07974 145 457)
Sunday 23
easy ride - ideal for beginners
Little Green Ride.  Sociable easy paced ride of about 48km with some hills taking advantage of the bargain weekend train fares. Lunch at a cafe or pub and possible tea stop. Bring snacks and lights. OS map 166. Meet Finsbury Park 09.45 for 10.08 train to Stevenage, arrive 10.39.
(John Silvertown  07804 930697)
Sunday 23
medium paced ride
Warm enough?  A warm up round the quiet lanes followed by a warm up on the hills followed by a warm up in the pub. Meet King's Cross 08.45 for 09.08 train to Stevenage, arrive 09.39.
(Janet Davies  07725 050564)
Sunday 23
hard ride
Hertfordshire in winter 1.  100km into the Hertfordshire Lanes. Exact route will depend on the conditions. Bring your Oyster card in case we catch a train back. Meet Barracuda Cafe, 118 High Road, East Finchley, London, N2 9ED at 08.45 for 09.00 away.
(Nick Bloom  07768 354010)
Sunday 23
fast and long - training for cyclosportifs only
Essex Lanes 1.  95km at 26-28km/h with a brief cafe stop. Meet 08.45 for 09.00 away at Le Peche Mignon, Ronalds Rd, London N5 1XH.
(Jon McColl  07792 891244)
Saturday 29
easy ride - ideal for beginners
low cost travel - within freedom pass area - click for more info
Rural Delight Ride.  Shorne Woods Country Park, Jeskyns Country Park, Cyclopark and the Cobham Mausoleum. A leisurely ride - ideal for newcomers to group cycling. Remember to dress for the weather; it may be cold. Approx. 32 km. Lunch in a pub or cafe. OS map 177. Meet Charing Cross at 09.15 for 09.39 train to Gravesend arrive 10.36 (arriving back in central London at about 16.30).
(Philip Benstead  07949 801698)
Sunday 30
easy ride - ideal for beginners
Heading for Hertford.  Out from Theobalds Grove to pub lunch in Hertford. OS map 166. Meet at Liverpool St 08.50 for 09.22 train to Theobalds Grove, arrive 09.47. Buy a return ticket to Broxbourne as we will return from there.
(Sue Dorey  020 7729 5409)
Sunday 30
medium paced ride
Anyone for golf?  Some quiet lanes and a few hills with lunch at Great Hadham Golf Club. Meet Liverpool St 09.10 for 09.28 train to Sawbridgeworth, arrive 10.05. Leader meets you here.
(Lisa Percival  07985 731101)
Sunday 30
hard ride
Chilterns partly hilly.  90km in the flat Vale of Aylesbury and, later, some hills. Meet Euston 08.30 for 08.54 train to Tring, arrive 09.29.
(Bob Davis  07810 291837)
Sunday 30
fast and long - training for cyclosportifs only
Blackmore and back.  100km at 26-28km/h with a brief cafe stop in Blackmore. Meet 08.45 for 09.00 away at Le Peche Mignon, Ronalds Rd, London N5 1XH.
(Yiannis Chronakis  07813 131443)
 
 December 2014
Friday 5
social event
Christmas Ceilidh.  See social events page for more details. Tickets are £18.15 and can be booked in advance here. Starts at 20.00 – meeting from 19.00 at Cecil Sharp House, 2 Regent's Park Road, NW1 7AY.
(Christine Johnson  07971 294523)
Sunday 7
medium paced ride
In the land of the Bodger.  A quiet route up through High Wycombe and then down to Chinnor for lunch. Low gears in the afternoon as we climb over the Chilterns and on to tea in Marlow. Meet Paddington 08.50 for 09.15 train to Maidenhead, arrive 09.53. Leader meets you here.
(Clifford French  07957 168801)
Sunday 7
hard ride
Essex in winter.  A 90km out-and-back ride into Essex. Meet 08.45 for 09.00 away at Le Peche Mignon, Ronalds Rd, London N5 1XH.
(Robert Hanwell  07947 479644)
Sunday 7
fast and long - training for cyclosportifs only
Hertfordshire and back 2.  95km at 26-28km/h with a brief cafe stop. Meet 08.45 for 09.00 away at Le Peche Mignon, Ronalds Rd, London N5 1XH (or 09.15 opposite Barracuda Cafe, East Finchley; or 09.25 Post Office, High Street, Barnet).
(Jon McColl  07792 891244)
Sunday 14
easy ride - ideal for beginners
low cost travel - within freedom pass area - click for more info
Urban Explorer Ride.  Architectural and Blue Plaque ride – see both old and new interesting buildings and learn of some famous people in Zone One. A leisurely ride – ideal for newcomers to group cycling. Remember to dress for the weather, it may be cold. Approx. 32 km. Lunch in a pub or cafe. TfL maps 7 and 14. Meet Kensington Gardens Broad Walk by cafe (north end by Bayswater Road) at 10.15 for 10.30 away. Ride ends in Hyde Park at Speakers' Corner approx. 16.00.
(Philip Benstead  07949 801698)
Sunday 14
medium paced ride
low cost travel - within freedom pass area - click for more info
Everyone's in Essex today!  Familiar lanes and a familiar pub. Meet Liverpool St 09.20 for 09.44 train to Romford, arrive 10.04. Leader meets you here.
(Richard Philpott  07941 819033)
Sunday 14
hard ride
low cost travel - within freedom pass area - click for more info
Easy Essex.  An 80km easier 3* on flattish lanes. . Meet Fenchurch St 09.20 for 09.40 train to Upminster, arrive 10.02.
(Paul Foster  07969 531984)
Sunday 14
fast and long - training for cyclosportifs only
Essex Lanes 2.  95km at 28-30km/h with a brief cafe stop. Meet 08.45 for 09.00 away at Le Peche Mignon, Ronalds Rd, London N5 1XH.
(Jon McColl  07792 891244)
Sunday 21
medium paced ride
low cost travel - within freedom pass area - click for more info
Short and sweet.  Riding on undulating but quiet roads on the shortest Sunday of the year. Lunch at Chipperfield. Meet Ruislip station at 10.00 (about 35mins from Baker St. on the Metropolitan Line). Leader meets you here.
(Stephen Goodwin  07860 318316)
Sunday 21
hard ride
Hertfordshire in winter 2.  100km into the Hertfordshire Lanes. Exact route will depend on the conditions. Bring your Oyster card in case we catch a train back. Meet Barracuda Cafe, 118 High Road, East Finchley, London, N2 9ED at 08.45 for 09.00 away.
(Nick Bloom  07768 354010)
Sunday 21
fast and long - training for cyclosportifs only
Hertfordshire and back 3.  95km at 26-28km/h with a brief cafe stop. Meet 08.45 for 09.00 away at Le Peche Mignon, Ronalds Rd, London N5 1XH (or 09.15 opposite Barracuda Cafe, East Finchley; or 09.25 Post Office, High Street, Barnet).
(Jon McColl  07792 891244)
Thursday 25
hard ride
Bah! Humbug!  An hour of pointless laps around Regent's Park, followed by coffee and croissants in Camden Town. Meet 09.30 opposite the cafe on The Inner Circle, Regent's Park.
(Jon McColl  07792 891244)
Sunday 28
medium paced ride
low cost travel - within freedom pass area - click for more info
Take a breather ...  between Christmas and the New Year by riding into Surrey for lunch at Oxted. Meet Victoria 09.20 for 09.53 train to East Croydon, arrive 10.09. Leader meets you here.
(Michael Belcher  07951 304075)
 
 January 2015
Thursday 1
hard ride
The morning after the night before.  A fixed-friendly, out-and-back 60km ride to The Moletrap, Tawney Common, for the hair of the dog. Meet 10.00 for 10.15 away at Le Peche Mignon, Ronalds Rd, London N5 1XH.
(Jon McColl  07792 891244)
Sunday 4
medium paced ride
low cost travel - within freedom pass area - click for more info
Up, Down and Around.  Out of Orpington, into the North Downs, for pub lunch in the country. Meet Charing Cross 09.00 for 09.25 train to Orpington, arrive 09.48.
(Sue Dorey  020 7729 5409)
Sunday 4
hard ride
low cost travel - within freedom pass area - click for more info
Medium hilly Chilterns.  An 85km hilly(ish) ride in the Chilterns. Meet Marylebone 08.50 for 09.12 train to Amersham, arrive 09.47.
(Bob Davis  07810 291837)
Sunday 4
fast and long - training for cyclosportifs only
Essex lanes 3.  95km at 26-28km/h with a brief cafe stop. Meet 08.45 for 09.00 away at Le Peche Mignon, Ronalds Rd, London N5 1XH.
(Jon McColl  07792 891244)
Sunday 11
medium paced ride
low cost travel - within freedom pass area - click for more info
The Viper in winter.  Riding through the winter countryside to one of our favourite pubs for lunch. Meet Fenchurch St 09.20 for 09.40 train to Upminster, arrive 10.02. Leader meets you here.
(Kelvin Dane  07922 111790)
Sunday 11
hard ride
Around Sevenoaks.  A hilly 85km around the northern edge of the Ashdown Forest. Meet Cannon St 08.45 for 09.10 train to Sevenoaks, arrive 09.41.
(Roger Fretwell  07946 441877)
Sunday 11
fast and long - training for cyclosportifs only
Hertfordshire and back 4.  95km at 26-28km/h with a brief cafe stop. Meet 08.45 for 09.00 away at Le Peche Mignon, Ronalds Rd, London N5 1XH (or 09.15 opposite Barracuda Cafe, East Finchley; or 09.25 Post Office, High Street, Barnet).
(Jon McColl  07792 891244)
Saturday 17
easy ride - ideal for beginners
low cost travel - within freedom pass area - click for more info
Urban Explore Ride.  Get both spiritual and physical refreshment with visits to BAPS Shri Swaminarayan Mandir, Europe's first Hindu temple, and Hillingdon Cycle Circuit. A leisurely ride – ideal for newcomers to group cycling. Remember to dress for the weather, it may be cold. Approx. 32 km. Lunch in a pub or cafe. Map TfL 6. Meet Marylebone 09.50 for 10.16 train to Wembley Stadium, arrive 10.25. Leader meets you here (returning from South Ruislip to arrive in central London at about 16.30).
(Philip Benstead  07949 801698)
Sunday 18
easy ride - ideal for beginners
Textbook Essex.  About 50km along textbook lanes in rural Essex. Quiet roads. Pub lunch. OS map 167. Meet Liverpool St. 09.00 for 09.28 train to Audley End, arrive 10.24. Leader meets you here.
(John Unwin  01799 527094)
Sunday 18
medium paced ride
low cost travel - within freedom pass area - click for more info
Westside cycle ride.  Escape the city into the hush of winter as we ride to lunch in the Chalfonts. Meet Uxbridge station at 10.00 (about 40mins from Baker St. on the Metropolitan Line). Leader meets you here.
(Tony Hopkins  07770 952554)
Sunday 18
hard ride
Hertfordshire in winter 3.  100km into the Hertfordshire Lanes. Exact route will depend on the conditions. Bring your Oyster card in case we catch a train back. Meet Barracuda Cafe, 118 High Road, East Finchley, London, N2 9ED at 08.45 for 09.00 away.
(Nick Bloom  07768 354010)
Sunday 18
fast and long - training for cyclosportifs only
Essex lanes 4.  95km at 26-28km/h with a brief cafe stop. Meet 08.45 for 09.00 away at Le Peche Mignon, Ronalds Rd, London N5 1XH.
(Jon McColl  07792 891244)
Sunday 25
easy ride - ideal for beginners
ride from another group - click for more info
low cost travel - within freedom pass area - click for more info
The Wandle Trail.  A remarkable green swathe through South London. About 11-16km, depending on weather. TfL map 10. Meet Waterloo 12.50 for 13.18 train to Earlsfield, arrive 13.30. Meet leader at Earlsfield. Returning from Carshalton or Waddon.
(Colin Wing  020 7828 1500)
Sunday 25
medium paced ride
To be decided.   Meet Liverpool St 09.00 for 09.28 train to Cheshunt, arrive 09.49. Leader meets you here.
(Christine Johnson  07971 294523)
Sunday 25
hard ride
London to Cambridge.  Riding out to Cambridge. Train back to London. Meet Highbury & Islington Station at 08.45 for 09.00 away.
(Paul Foster  07969 531984)
Sunday 25
fast and long - training for cyclosportifs only
Hertfordshire and back 5.  95km at 26-28km/h with a brief cafe stop. Meet 08.45 for 09.00 away at Le Peche Mignon, Ronalds Rd, London N5 1XH (or 09.15 opposite Barracuda Cafe, East Finchley; or 09.25 Post Office, High Street, Barnet).
(Jon McColl  07792 891244)
 
 February 2015
Sunday 1
easy ride - ideal for beginners
Mystery Ride.   Details to follow - see website later.
(Anna Bagi  07949 086473)
Sunday 1
medium paced ride
Tried and tested.  Through familiar and well loved lanes on the Herts and Essex borders. Meet Liverpool St 09.10 for 09.28 train to Sawbridgeworth, arrive 10.05.
(Simon Slater  07985 251834)
Sunday 1
hard ride
Hard and hilly.  A challenging 85km in the Surrey hills. 60km before lunch. Meet Waterloo 08.40 for 09.07 train to Woking, arrive 09.42. Buy return to Guildford.
(Ruth Evans  07906 647147)
Sunday 1
fast and long - training for cyclosportifs only
Essex lanes 5.  95km at 28-30km/h with a brief cafe stop. Meet 08.45 for 09.00 away at Le Peche Mignon, Ronalds Rd, London N5 1XH.
(Jon McColl  07792 891244)
Sunday 8
easy ride - ideal for beginners
Dreamscape.  Dream of a garden city, cycleways, some woods, country lanes, a cafe with its own cycle shop and a rail station with new lifts. One sweet dream came true today, maybe, numerous short hills. Lunch in a cafe or pub. About 50km. OS map 166. Meet Finsbury Park 09.50 for 10.11 train to Welwyn Garden City, arrive 10.31. Returning from Hatfield. Assemble outside WGC west entrance.
(John Silvertown  07804 930697)
Sunday 8
medium paced ride
A fair bit of up and down.  By the Thames and in the Chiltern hills. Lunch in Whitchurch and tea in Henley. Meet Paddington 08.50 for 09.15 train to Twyford, arrive 10.03. Leader meets you here.
(David Kurtz  07771 760660)
Sunday 8
hard ride
The Weald in winter.  Up and down on the High and Low Sussex Weald. Around 80km. Meet Victoria 08.55 for 09.17 train to Haywards Heath, arrive 10.00.
(Thomas James  07714 662442)
Sunday 15
easy ride - ideal for beginners
Little Green Ride.  Regular sociable ride – both regulars and newcomers welcome. A leisurely ride – ideal for newcomers to group cycling. Remember to dress for the weather, it may be cold. Approx. 40 km. Lunch in a pub or cafe. OS map 166. Meet Finsbury Park 09.50 for 10.11 train to Stevenage, arrive 10.42. Leader meets you here.
(Philip Benstead  07949 801698)
Sunday 15
medium paced ride
Hills in winter.  Keep you warm - additional benefit as well as the views and a free ride down! Through pretty villages to one with a microbrewery pub. Meet Cannon St 09.05 for 09.27 train to Sevenoaks, arrive 09.58. Leader meets you here.
(Roy Watson  07740 187872)
Sunday 15
hard ride
Hertfordshire in winter 4.  100km into the Hertfordshire Lanes. Exact route will depend on the conditions. Bring your Oyster card in case we catch a train back. Meet Barracuda Cafe, 118 High Road, East Finchley, London, N2 9ED at 08.45 for 09.00 away.
(Nick Bloom  07768 354010)
Sunday 22
easy ride - ideal for beginners
Tragical History Tour.  Charles takes you to places of historic interest in or near St Albans. Two battlefields, iron age fortifications, an Antarctic explorer, a field marshal, a playwright and a Grade 1 listed manor house. Lunch at Wheathampstead. Ride is unsuitable for the history averse. OS map 166. Meet St Pancras 09.10 for 09.34 train to St Albans, arrive 10.07. Meet leader here. Buy return ticket to Harpenden as the ride returns from there.
(Charles Harvey  07961 194771)
Sunday 22
medium paced ride
Three score years and ten.  Celebrating the birthday we think will never happen to us by riding in the heartland of Essex. Meet Liverpool St 09.10 for 09.32 train to Chelmsford, arrive 10.11.
(Michael Belcher  07951 304075)
Sunday 22
hard ride
Box Hill and back.  Riding out and back for an ascent of Box Hill with a cafe stop. About 90km. Meet 08.45 for 09.00 away at St Martin-in-the-Fields church, Trafalgar Square.
(George Ong  07930 441690)
Ride Guide

To email the leader of any ride, please visit our website at www.centrallondonctc.org.uk. For general enquiries, contact the Secretary, Christine Johnson, by email at [email protected], or by phone on 07971 294523.

* 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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