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UPDATE 08 NOVEMBER 2020. Following the recent British Cycling guidance Dittons Velo has restricted group rides again. No more than 2 riders. Observe social distancing of 2m while riding. Social distancing is observed when at coffee stops and meeting up. No large congregations of riders before or after rides. Specifically to Dittons Velo rides. With […]

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DV coffee stops known to be open during Lockdown 2 (Nov 2020)

Thank you to DV members for compiling this list. In no particular order…. Tanhouse Farm shop, Newdigate Peaslake Village Stores Denbies Wine Estate, Dorking G!ro, Esher Ockham Bites, Old Ln, Cobham Shere Delights, Shere Dabbling Duck, Shere Cinnamon Café, Windsor Forest Green farm shop The Bakery, Ripley Coffee Van in Staple Lane (weekends) Nest Café, […]

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Lakeview Café

Hidden away near the Drift Road in Cranbourne not that far from Legoland it is situated by fishing lakes. Dan says, “Lake Side was proper old school caff, excellent for bacon sandwiches on white sliced. Catering to fisherman and builders predominantly. Babs begins the counter serving. Constant queue of people. No matching crockery. Mustard jars […]

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High Beeches Tea Room

Situated south of Crawley at Handcross, West Sussex. Clashcity says, “Very friendly and well organised, loads of space to park your bikes up, plenty of room inside for social distancing. Coffee pretty decent but not exceptional, option for wine and beer (!) Toasted sandwiches great, cake choice limited but nice. Overall a really good option, […]

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The North Downs Stegosaurus

If you’ve done the Leith Hill Octopus and fancy another “beast” then this dinosaur is for you! This is a challenging ride of a dozen climbs including 6 with sections over 13.5%. It includes classics such as Toys Hill and Chalkpit Lane. Take in the great views from the top of the downs. Popular cafe […]

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DV Summer Loop Official TT (2020)

This is the new mid week TT. A 22 mile dash from just past Waitrose in Esher to Shere Road (climb) and back past the Duke of Wellington to Esher. Usually occurs on a Wednesday evening. As fitness levels improve this ride gets very competitive! Download GPX file

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John’s Penny Farthing route

Having driven up Farthing Downs, John Scarth decided it would be nice to cycle there to take in the views and the history. Neolithic origins – The beginnings of the pastoral landscape we know today as Farthing Downs very likely began when, over 2000 years ago, visitors brought animals with them to graze the meadows […]

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DV Surrey Circumnavigation

A DV mega ride! The route follows the outline of the Surrey County electoral boundary as near as is possible (and sensible) using roads. I could have cut off some chunks but then it wouldn’t be true to the concept. Distance 158.5 miles / 252 km Climbing 8600 ft / 2620 m Estimated ride rime […]

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Critten-Box. Two hills.

A nice stretch of the legs or maybe a graduation from flat ride. Your choice! This ride climbs twice. Gradually up from Cobham to Effingham and then steeper up Beech Avenue/Critten Lane to Ranmore Common Road. Descend down to Westhumble. Cross the A24 and attack Box Hill Zig-Zag. Coffee at the cafe and head home. […]

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Scenic Smallfield, Rusper, Abinger route

Enjoy 60 miles/96km of rolling countryside including a number of hills (3600ft/1060m climbing). You head out via Ewell to Banstead and Chipstead then to Merstham where you join the classic BHF London to Brighton route via Nutfield on to Smallfield. Through Horley and past Gatwick airport to Rusper. The route then undulates to Forest Green […]

Short (fast) Lotus garage loop

There are two ways to approach this short 24 mile/38km route. Flat out or gentle with a coffee stop or a beer at the Duke of Wellington! It is essentially the DV Summer loop without the Shere Hill (Sheer Hell?!!) climb. Right click and download.