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Preparing for the Prudential RideLondon-Surrey 100

RideLondon training tips by Gerda Mathews I hope you’ve all applied for the Prudential RideLondon-Surrey 100 for 2018….? I entered the ballot last year for the first time and got accepted for this year’s ride and it was an awesome experience. Not only because of the closed roads and great support along the route (especially […]

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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 […]

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.

Leith Hill Octopus: it’s a Monster

8 ways to climb Leith Hill, all in one 90mile ride. If you like hills, you might still hate this one. And if you do it and it hurts, blame Ralph…. Don’t believe the gradient graph below – there’s so much climbing it’s got tired of counting. If you want to view the details of […]

115miles Brighton and back

London to Brighton route (starts at Clapham Common) but riding back to Esher (Beware: Mostly busy A roads on this route) Note: these routes have been submitted by Dittons Velo riders as routes they have enjoyed or would like to do, they’re not tested for safety or suitability

77mile Godalming-Petworth-Pulborough route

Godalming-Petworth-Pulborough Back via A29-Five Oaks-Coldharbour Lane-Dorking-Leatherhead. 77 miles 4600ft climbing. A lot of busy “A” roads. Note: the start and end points are not at HQ. Note: these routes have been submitted by Dittons Velo riders as routes they have enjoyed or would like to do, they’re not tested for safety or suitability

70 mile Haslemere route

Taking Trodds Lane to Newlands Corner (avoiding A25) Albury-Shalford-Bramley-Hydestile-Hambledon-Haslemere Back via Plaistow-Dunsfold-Farley Green-E.Clandon-Hungry Hill Lane   Note: these routes have been submitted by Dittons Velo riders as routes they have enjoyed or would like to do, they’re not tested for safety or suitability