DV Velodrome experience

Velodrome group

Thanks to Robin for organising a great evening out at the Lee Valley Velodrome. We were a little depleted, 25 were due to go and 15 turned up, but that didn’t stop the fun!

After the initial starter nerves, everyone was zooming round the track and enjoying it.  The coach had us doing ‘getting used to the track games’ – getting up the bank and riding shoulder to shoulder which included cuddling each other in side-by-side twosomes on our bikes, thus getting us used to jostling for position in the heat of the DV track battle. This last exercise was not to everyone’s taste, and is definitely not one we’d try in the Surrey Hills!

We ended up by chasing each other, going as fast as we could, and the 2 hrs went by far too quickly.  Who would have thought going round in circles without brakes would be such fun, and at the same time such hard and thirsty work (unfortunately there was no time for beers afterwards).

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

Download file for GPS
Download file for GPS
Download file for GPS

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.