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Strawberry Fields Tea Room near Horsham

Horsham is a long way on a bike. Cake is required! Strawberry Fields Tea Room is near to the Faygate roundabout on the A264. A little off the beaten track but worth it. Nice coffee and cakes. A typical farm and craft shop with ample space for bikes and cars. I had a chance to […]

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Bay Tree Bakery – Petworth

Tucked away near the Guilt Lingerie shop (where, it seems, you pay more for less material!!) is a small bakery with chairs and tables outside. The coffee is good and some of the cakes are unusual! I discovered this cafe after the Coco cafe disappointed. Very friendly staff. Brett dreaming of the lingerie! Google Maps […]

Christmas Common via Velolife

A long flat route out to Marlow then climb up the Chiltern Hills to Christmas Common where you will find the Fox and Hounds pub. Then it’s fast downhill to Henley before climbing Remenham Hill! Reward yourself with cake at Velolife ready for the last 30miles.

Classic Henley route

This is the classic 70 mile route to Henley. The usual half distance coffee stop is the Chocolate Cafe (over the bridge and turn left). The return leg includes the climb up Remenham Hill before turning right to Warren Row where you can refuel at Velolife Cafe (39 miles). The route stays off the main […]

Windsor route through the park

A 39 mile, fairly flat, ride that goes through Chertsey and Virginia Water to Windsor Great Park. There is an option to stop at the Post Office in the park for coffee. Alternatively a slight diversion to The Windsor Farm Shop off Datchet Road. Homeward via Staines and Laleham should have you ready for a […]

Windsor-Fairoaks airport route

This is a classic DV ride. 44 miles with one gentle hill up from Windsor to Blacknest. It can be either a fast ride or a gentle leg stretcher! Coffee and cake at Hanger Cafe and then only 12 miles until home! – right click and “save link as”

David’s Octopus Route

8 ways up Leith Hill – for the brave amongst you… The route starts in Dorking and ends at the top of Leith Hill on the 8th climb – so beware: the GPX is not the full distance! (full distance c.100miles if riding to and from Esher). I found my Garmin got confused with all […]

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SRAM Front Derailleur with YAW setup guide: by David

After struggling (yes!) while setting up his gears on two bikes with SRAM Force 22, David had to resort to searching the web for guides. Having realised it’s easy when you know how (!) he has put together this guide for how to set up the SRAM front derailleur… Step 1: Height of the front […]

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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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Preparing for a long distance solo ride

by Mark Hawkins In 2011, I set myself a challenge to cycle from London to Africa for 2013 when I turned 50. Up until that point, the longest ride I had ever done was the London to Paris ride. So, how do we tackle a large ride?  Well, it depends on your budget. A supported […]