Movember Madness Charity Bike Ride

27th November 2021

Organised by The Bear Hotel and Dittons Velo

Start 09:00 – 09:30 at The Bear Hotel Esher

Three routes taking in three other Young’s Pubs in Surrey

  1. Long – 64 miles 3500ft (102km 1050m) Includes the iconic Box Hill to The Red Barn at Lingfield via The Dolphin, Betchworth and returning via The Chequers at Walton on the Hill
  2. Medium – 42 Miles 2500ft (67km 750m) Out via Leatherhead to the Dolphin at Betchworth and back stopping at The Chequers, Walton on the Hill
  3. Short – 28 miles 1400ft (45km 420m) to The Chequers and back

Supported by Young’s Brewery

Moustache compulsory (real or stick-on). Silliest socks, fancy dress/old clothing and classic bikes encouraged.

Free refreshments at the three pubs on the routes and back at The Bear.

DV members please sign up on FB events so we have an idea of numbers.

£10 on the day. All entry fees go to charity.

Route map and GPX file downloads

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Strava route links

Ride with GPS links

Komoot links

This is a charity bike ride for fun and not a race. All riders must have their own 3rd party liability insurance.

Come and join us. New members welcome!

Dittons Velo winter kit at The Bear

Now that pandemic rules have eased, activity is ramping up from our new base at The Bear Esher which is just a short ride to the Surrey hills. The landlord has been very welcoming and able to provide a great meeting place (early morning coffee is available) for large numbers of Dittons Velo cyclists.

Group rides are still limited to 6 riders but we are finding that larger groups will split up, then follow the same route to coffee and back for a beer (or two)!

We are looking to expand as a club and new members are welcome.

CORONAVIRUS / COVID-19

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UPDATE SEPT 2021.

Dittons Velo continues restricted group rides.

In the current climate we do not feel groups of up to 15 riders is appropriate for DV.

DV guidance:

  • No more than 6 riders.
  • Observe social distancing of >1m while riding.
  • Social distancing (6 persons) is observed when at coffee stops.
  • Congregations of up to 30 riders before or after rides outside.
  • Don’t forget to take a face covering on your ride.

In addition:

  • All rides to be organised in advance via FB events so you can’t just turn up for a ride.
  • Please double check that you have enough spares to cope with more than one puncture.  We advise carrying disposable gloves in case you do need to help someone else as well (and keep your hands clean!).
  • Be sensible and try to avoid cycling to popular, crowded destinations and on busy roads.

British Cycling – https://www.britishcycling.org.uk/about/article/20200723-Our-plan-to-resume-cycling-events-and-activities-0

Cycling UK- Is it safe to cycle latest. link – https://www.cyclinguk.org/article/coronavirus-qa-it-safe-cycle