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60mile route from Leatherhead

Note this route starts and ends around Leatherhead (Great Bookham) so start and finish from Esher would add another 12 miles or so Out via Abinger (back of Leith Hill)-ForestGreen-Rudgwick-Wisborough Green Back via Kirdford-Plaistow-Dunsfold-Albury-CombeLn-Green Dene-Fetcham   Note: these routes have been submitted by Dittons Velo riders as routes they have enjoyed or would like to do, they’ve […]

55mile route – Box Hill towards the end

55 miles anti-clockwise route with three climbs. West Clandon-Newlands Corner (climb)-Albury-Wonersh-Cranleigh-Forest Green-Coldharbour Lane (climb)-Dorking and Box Hill (climb) on the way home through Leatherhead  

A short 30 mile Box Hill route

No Messing about. A 30mile route from Esher to Box Hill – just about as short as you can get to do BoxHill From Effingham, it climbs up Beech Avenue/Critten Lane towards Ranmore. Up Box Hill and back through Leatherhead. – right click and “save as”

Surrey Cyclone 60mi climbers’ route (Dorking start)

If you add a ride to and from Dorking, even add Box Hill perhaps, this could be quite an epic Spring/Summer ride for anyone who likes hills. 60mile circuit from Friends Life in Dorking, the 6000′ of climbing includes Westhumble-Ranmore. Barhatch, Leith Hill, and Whitedown almost at the end. There’s a longer route, but it doesn’t […]

A 55 mile to Rudgwick

55mile route through Shere, Dunsfold, Rudgwick Back via Ewhurst, Peaslake, E. Horsley Note: This GPX file has a error at the junction of Home Farm Road and Hambledon Road in Busbridge. Turn left not straight on! Also on Alfold Road, Dunsfold ignore the right turn into Rams Lane.   Note: these routes have been submitted […]

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 (2014)

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! By David Marsden Last Sunday (24th August 2014), the now honourable members of the exclusive DVCC (Dittons Velo Century Club): Hobbs, 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 […]

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One year in – David Marsden

I had my first Dittons Velo outing at the start of May 2013, so I’ve been enjoying riding with the group for close to one year now. And what a year: approximately 4,000miles (that’s more miles than I put on our car), 200hrs on the bike…and such fun. I’m hoping the second year will be even […]

Dittons Velo ride reports 11/12 Jan 2014

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 […]