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Preparing for a long distance solo ride

by Mark Hawkins In 2011, I set myself a challenge to cycle from London to Africa for 2013 when I turned 50. Up until that point, the longest ride I had ever done was the London to Paris ride. So, how do we tackle a large ride?  Well, it depends on your budget. A supported […]

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Dittons Velo en Champagne: June 2015

The DV Champagne Tour 2015 was even better than the wine itself. The trip was full of flavour and fun. Never a dull moment, whether it was chatting in the bar after a ride or over breakfast the next day. The banter was good humoured and I never felt pressured to do anything I didn’t […]

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Guildford to Bordeaux: a Dittons Velo member on an incredible tour

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Guildford to Bordeaux Ride Report, by Dominic Bull Firstly I wanted to say a big thank you to those who have sponsored me for my recent cycle from Guildford to Bordeaux. I thought it would be interesting if I recounted my adventures; it is important to note that the entire trip was organised expertly by […]

Video ride report: by ChrisP

Thanks to Chris for this video highlights of the first real Spring ride. About 20 were out, split into four groups

KiloBike Challenge: Esher to Beijing

OK, so I’m taking over the blog today to make it known that I have set myself a target of 5,000mi year on the bike. I thought about it (informally) some time ago, thinking it would never happen but it’s been a good year of Dittons Velo bike rides and the miles have been building up. I’m […]

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Winter Training

This week saw the first of the DV evening Training Rides. What’s a training ride? A short fast ride in a small group, not social, no stopping (traffic lights and junctions aside!). As fast as the group can sustain for about an hour basically. The loop for last night’s ride was 20mile circuit from Hampton Court, around […]

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DV100: The inaugural club century ride

DV100: Great success! Last Sunday (24th August), the now honourable members of the exclusive DVCC (Dittons Velo Century Club): Hobs, Dick, NigelS, IanP, MattW, Dr. David, Rob, me completed the first DV100 ride. Sandra joined us on the ride out to Henley but was on duty at the regatta, so sadly couldn’t join us for the […]

Dittons Velo ride reports 11/12 Jan

Saturday was excellent – perfect weather and healthy turnout of 13 I think: Boysie, MattW, AndrewW, Rob, Graham, Siobhan, DavidW, RichardC, Sandra, JohnS, Leo, me. Plus we were joined by Peter on his first DV ride. As planned we set out on the route I’d proposed but were forced to backtrack and take Hungry Hill […]

Sun 29Dec ride: “DV, a great discovery”

OK, so forget the last blog – perhaps today was the last DV ride of 2013… This morning (Sunday), Brett, Graham, Nigel and I were joined by Mark for his inaugural Dittons Velo ride. And what a DV ride it turned out to be. 55miles according to Garmin/Ascent (which Mark’s stats seem to agree with), […]

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Saturday 23rd November Ride Report

11 met up at Café Rouge including David Marsden who was off the bike with a cold but joined for a pre-ride coffee. So we had enough for three groups this weekend: Brett and Andrew T Simon H, Andrew W, John S, Graham (welcome back Graham) and Leo Hobbs, Tim, Nigel It was SimonH’s first […]