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Dittons Velo was formed in 2012 so we are still a relatively new club and still growing.

The club was set up by a group of members from the Dittons Skiff and Punting Club who were also keen cyclists. Cycling is great cross training for rowing so it was a natural step to start riding together and soon the rides became more organised and the club was formed which attracted more people.

The club meets every Saturday at Cafe Rouge near Esher Station from 9am, organise ourselves into groups at 9:20am to start riding by 9:30. There are groups for all levels of cyclists from social rides of 30miles with one hill, to medium groups riding 40-50miles, or a faster group doing more miles and almost certainly more hills.

If you have questions about the club, and whether you’d like to join us, read our frequently asked questions

And then please get in touch or register to ride with us

 

Who are we: a few rider profiles

 

Why I joined Dittons Velo and why I’m hooked

By Steven Hughes So why did I join DV? Prior to moving to Surbiton from Nottingham last year, I had started to get more into cycling. However, this was mainly commuting to work and cycling to watch my wife play hockey at various locations in the Midlands. When I arrived in Surbiton, I popped into […]

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Robin – From the Land of Clotted Cream

Growing up in Newton Abbot, Devon I was never too far away from either the coast or Dartmoor. After seeing the UCI World Mountain Biking championships in Plymouth my friends from school and I were all hooked on mountain bikes. So after a lot of saving up I was the proud owner of a Kona […]

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Dan – Baggy Shorts to Tight Lycra

Route into Road Biking Cycled to school on a red Raleigh “racing bike” as a teenager. Lots of mountain biking – to around “red run” standards. I wasn’t great but I liked the suffering of the uphill to earn the thrill and speed of the downhill. Huge fan of professional road biking since Channel 4 […]

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Louise – From three wheeler to carbon road bike

So, bikes have been a part of my life for as long as I can remember. From the three wheeler when I was 2yrs old, to recovering my first BMX from the local Lido that the boys had specially located for me overnight, to my adult years and the introduction into road cycling. I had […]

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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 […]

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From reluctant runner to clean cyclist

I found my way into cycling by accident, having agreed to do a sprint triathlon. I discovered that, whilst I hated running (note: still do!), I did enjoy spending time on a road bike. I’m happy to go out cycling alone but I definitely find I push myself harder when I’m trying to keep up […]

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Dittons Velo and me

I could say cycling is a love affair that started for me as a pre-pubescent youth riding 3 miles to school, and doing wet and windy paper rounds on Morecambe promenade. But that didn’t last and it was over two decades later in my late-30s that I started commuting to work that my addiction to cycling […]

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