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Henley Marlow clockwise

This ride extends the classic Henley-on-Thames route by going along the Thames to Marlow. Crossing the Marlow bridge you then have to climb up Quarry Wood and on to Cookham. The rest of the route is very flat. There are various coffee shops and pubs in Marlow and Cookham. This is a very picturesque route […]

Manor Farm Tea Room at Seale via Godalming

A nice length ride with the reward of cake and coffee at Seale after 28 miles /45Km. The tea room is accessed via Wood Lane. It can be busy at lunchtime. A good winter ride of 54miles/86km. The route back is relatively flat. Right click and download.

Fetcham Effingham starter loop 20 miles

Head out to Cobham via the Esher “bumps” and at the Fairmile turn towards Fetcham. A few climbs get you to Great Bookham. A gentle incline to Effingham and then it’s downhill all the way to Cobham. Most newcomers then swear at the “bumps” coming into Esher! Right click and download.

Chobham via Chertsey to Ripley loop.

A fairly flat route with no steep climbs. A little climb at St Ann’s Hill, Chertsey and a few undulations. Can be ridden as a fast loop as there are long sections without interruption. If you need to refuel there is a great Turkish cafe in the centre of Chobham. Right click and download.

Charlwood via Headley and Betchworth

Climb from Leatherhead to Headley and down Pebble Hill. Some nice countryside from Betchworth. A loop heading to Russ Hill and back via quiet lanes to Brockham. Short spell on A25 towards Dorking. 45 miles/72Km. There is a cafe and village store opposite the green in Charlwood. Right click and download.

Ben’s Blaster TT course

Coronavirus lockdown inspired TT. Flatish, fast, short, with minimal traffic lights. Only 24 miles, 1000ft, starting from just past Esher Waitrose via Great Bookham and back to Esher just before the Milbourne Lane lights. You can ride this route slowly as well!! right click and “save as”.

Dr David’s SRAM HRD Brake Bleeding Guide

You will need a SRAM bleed kit plus DOT 5 fluid. Workshop tissue/kitchen roll. Read through the process fully before starting. Ensure hoses with clamps are secure on the syringe and the clamps will close. Fill one syringe half full of fluid for the CALLIPER. Hold with nozzle uppermost. Tap to move air bubbles to […]

CORONAVIRUS / COVID-19

UPDATE 20 JUNE 2020. Following British Cycling guidance on 18th June 2020 Dittons Velo can restart group rides within the following limitations. Small groups of no more than 6 riders. Observe social distancing of 2m while riding. Social distancing is observed when meeting up. No large congregations of riders before or after rides. Specifically to […]

Dr David’s pre-ride checklist

Pre-ride – a quick safety check. Brakes – pads – check wear and central on rim/rotor, adjust cable if required Wheels – check for trueness, bearings not worn or loose, quick release is tight Tyres – check for damage, objects in tyre and pump to correct pressure Chain – check wear, damage and clean it […]

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Pedal off – Pedal on!

Pedals take a lot of abuse (weather and crud from the road) and are designed to last for many miles. They are rarely removed before they wear out unless removing for transportation. When it comes to removal many get confused as the left pedal has a “left handed” thread i.e. it tightens anti-clockwise. Alway use […]