We welcome all adult cyclists to ride with us. If you're interesting in riding with a club and live in the Esher, Thames Ditton, Cobham or the wider Elmbridge area, get in touch.
Our ethos is to ensure we all enjoy cycling as a group. We are a group of friends cycling to get fitter and to have some fun - and everyone who joins us enjoys it.
Pre-ride – a quick safety check. Brakes – pads – check wear and central on rim/rotor, adjust cable if required Wheels – check for trueness, bearings not worn or loose, quick release is tight Tyres – check for damage, objects in tyre and pump to correct pressure Chain – check wear, damage and clean it […]
Pedals take a lot of abuse (weather and crud from the road) and are designed to last for many miles. They are rarely removed before they wear out unless removing for transportation. When it comes to removal many get confused as the left pedal has a “left handed” thread i.e. it tightens anti-clockwise. Alway use […]
A cyclosportive, or often simply sportive, is a short to long distance, organised, mass-participation cycling event, typically held annually. Many DV riders have taken part in a variety of sportives, both individually and as part of a DV group. A sportive is a great opportunity to ride somewhere new with a large group of other […]
A ride to Newdigate is typically a 50 mile round trip from Esher. Good job there is a great refueling stop! It is popular with many cycling clubs from all over the south east. A good range of cakes, pies and meals along with hot and cold beverages and even jelly babies! Plenty of space […]
The Speckledy Hen is a sister cafe to the Dabbling Duck and The Plucky Pheasant. The cakes are great and you can witness them being made in the open kitchen. There is no real place for bikes outside especially as there are now tables and chair out front since Clashcity took this photo. Google map […]
Peaslake Village Store is perfectly located in the Surrey Hills for a much needed coffee stop. Popular with mountain bikers at the weekend. Great value hot drinks and cakes. Freshly cooked pies and pastries. The sausage and pickle slice is a big hit with some DV members! Google map link
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