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Maison du Velo, Reigate. Anticlockwise with hills

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This 57 mile ride takes you to coffee in Reigate. Climb up Crocknorth and along Ranmore Common. Descend to Dorking and a punchy climb up Punchbowl Lane! Flat to Coffee (a flat white maybe!) at Maison du Velo (see cafe review) then once re-fueled some more ups and downs to Merstham and Walton on the […]

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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Reverse Box Hill

A nice 30 mile route going down Box Hill Zig-Zag for a change. Heading out via Ewell and Tadworth and continue climbing gently to Box Hill. A quick coffee and cake and head home via the Chappel Lane/Blagden Hill climb. Descend to Fetcham and a few small bumps back to HQ. The GPX route file – […]

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DV Three Hills

Three good hills in a 40 mile route to test the climbing legs. Staple Lane, Crocknorth and Box Hill. The usual coffee stop is at the Box Hill cafe. The homeward leg includes the fast-as-you-can Horton roundabouts section! The GPX route file – right click and ‘Save link as’

Brett’s Bluebell Bash

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Brett just loves his steam railways so he devised this route to the Bluebell Railway in Sussex. This route takes you to the Horsted Keynes Station (RH17 7BB). There is a cafe on the station. The route is 75 miles and fairly hilly.

Ripley Coffee Ride

This route is a great introduction to riding with a group. It is fairly flat and usually a gentle ride with not too much traffic. Coffee and cake in Ripley and back through the lanes to Cobham then Esher.