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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 […]

New Alresford (Hants)

A route away from the usual Surrey routes (along with the Stockbridge route), but both easily accessible within a 50min drive. This one is undulating with 2-3 hills of note that each rise by between 250ft and 450ft. Cracking route. Lunch recommendation on this route is just off the route at The Fox in Bramdean which […]

Stockbridge (Hants) route – with pub option!

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Thanks to Martin for this: This short ‘pretty’ ride is undulating with 1-2 hills of note, the biggest ascent being c. 400ft.  Recommendation for lunch on the Stockbridge route is the White Lion at Wherwell which is only c.3 miles from the finish….   This route is shared by a Dittons Velo member from rides they […]

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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 […]

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Slow down and take in the view…

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I know we are cyclists not gardeners but at this time of year (April-May) there is an opportunity to see the flowering shrub display at the ISABELLA plantation in Richmond Park (Broomfield Hill car park). The azaleas and rhododendrons are in full bloom in this glorious weather but won’t be for long. The display has […]

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Brett Scillitoe – A two wheeled existence

I lost my stabilisers when I was 4 and haven’t really looked back, too busy trying to avoid crashing. In my youth, I cycled everywhere, aged 9, I used to go off for what seemed the whole day with a gang of mates. Then into my teenage and early twenties, I got a Halfords Olympic […]

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

80mile Hindhead Loxwood ride

This long route includes 4 climbs. Tilford Road, Hindhead (600ft) then Barhatch Lane (450ft), Coombe lane (300ft) and finally Crocknorth Road (230ft). Ample refuelling stops along the route including Devils Punchbowl and Cranleigh.

Littlehampton 50mile ride (one way….)

Down to the coast – 50miles there Note: the map/route only shows the way there

Petworth 75miles

The classic Petworth route. 75 miles with some climbing over the North Downs but fairly flat and quiet roads beyond. There are a number of cafes in Petworth. We have found Tiffin Cafe not at all cycle friendly!Try Bay Tree bakery or The Hungry Guest.