Sarratt & District



Dates for your Diary
Mon Feb 3rd Our 2020 programme kicks off with a short 11 mile ride from the Sarratt Village Hall. We head through Commonwood, Chipperfield, and onto Bovingdon Green, the furthest point of our route. The return to Sarratt is via Flaunden and we finish with refreshments at the Cricketers. Not hilly.
Tue Feb 18th Steven is leading our February long ride which will be a 27 mile ride to Wigginton. From Sarratt the ride will go to Chesham and then onto Wigginton for refreshments. The return will be via Ashley Green. Great countryside.
Mon Mar 2nd The March long ride is a 24 mile ride from the Aquadrome. Up to Chorleywood and skirt Chalfont St Giles. On to Maple Cross and back to Chalfont St Peter before heading downhill to Denham. We then climb to Harefield and back to the Aquadrome. Plenty of quiet lanes and lovely views.
Tue Mar 17th The March short ride is a 10 mile ride from the Aquadrome. We climb Shepherds Lane to Chorleywood and across Chorleywood Common to Loudwater and onto Croxley Green where we join the canal towpath and return to the café in the Aquadrome.
Mon Apr 6th Our April short ride is 10 miles. We’ll start from outside the Sarratt Village Hall and ride to Chandlers Cross, onto Grove Mill Lane and join the canal towpath. We’ll follow the towpath to Whippendell Woods where we leave and ride through the woods to the club house and back to Sarratt via Croxley Green and Loudwater.
Tue Apr 21st A leader is needed for the April long ride.
Mon May 4th We start our May ride from Amersham Station. Its a 25 mile ride to Cliveden and back. We head south through scenic countryside to Forty Green and onto Cliveden for refreshments in the National Trust café. We return via Woburn Green and Penn. There is a short cut to remove the steep climb at the end of the route.
Tue May 19th We start our May short ride from the Watford Cycle Hub. It's an easy 16 mile ride along the Ebury Way to its end in Watford where we follow the River Colne. Close to Wall Hall we cross the river and head north of Leavesden Green. Using mainly cycle paths and quiet roads we head to Hunton Bridge where we rejoin the canal to head back to the Cycle Hub. Refreshments at the Bean Here Coffee Shop at Hunton Bridge. A lovely varied route.
Mon Jun 1st We have a delightful 14 mile ride through quiet lanes, woods, towpaths & cycle paths for our June short ride. From Sarratt we head down to Plough Lane to Whippendell Wood. Then along the towpath and through the edge of Cassiobury Park before joining the Ebury Way. Back along the towpath to Croxley Green before heading back to the Boot at Sarratt via Loudwater.
Tue Jun 16th The June long ride is a 23 mile to Wendover Woods. The ride starts at Chesham station and heads north on quiet lanes in lovely countryside along lanes lined with hedges and others with views over open country. Onto Wendover where we will stop at the café in the Woods for refreshments. We return via South Heath to our starting point.
Mon Jul 6th Our July long ride is a 22 mile ride starting at the Watford Cycle Hub. We follow the Ebury Way to Watford then use cycle paths and quite roads before heading off into the countryside via bridle paths and tracks through parts of the Munden Estate onto Aldenham Country Park for refreshments. Then back to the start via Patchets Green.
Tue Jul 21st Our July short ride is a lovely 12 mile ride that takes us from the Rickmansworth Aquadrome, through Moor Park and onto Croxley Green. Onto Cassiobury Park and join the canal for the return trip to the Aquadrome.
Mon Aug 3rd A ride leader is needed for the August short ride.
Tue Aug 18th The August long ride is a 20 mile ride from Sarratt to Berkhamsted via Flaunden and Whelpley Hill. Skirting the edge of Berkhamsted, avoiding the valley with the descent and subsequent ascent, we head back to Sarratt via Ashley Green and Ley Hill for a refreshing drink at the Cricketers. Views of fields of Sun Flowers are possible.
Mon Sep 7th A leader is needed for the September long ride.
Tue Sep 22nd A leader is required for the September short ride.
Mon Oct 5th The October short ride is a 15 mile ride through country lanes from the Rickmansworth Aquadrome. Up to Harefield and then a descent to West Hyde and down the valley to Denham. Up again past the golf club and a final descent to Maple Cross and back to the Aquadrome. Refreshments at the Aquadrome or there is the possibility of refreshments at the airfield.
Tue Oct 20th We start our October long ride from Great Missenden station. It's a 20 mile ride that will pass Chequers. We across the valley and through Swan Bottom and St Leonards, down into the valley and to Wendover and a stop for refreshments. Then onto Butlers Cross and a climb as we pass Chequers. It’s mainly downhill all the way back Great Missenden.
Mon Nov 2nd Our last long ride of the 2020 programme is 26 miles from Sarratt and takes us to Potten End. We'll then descend to Berkhamsted for refreshments. Then we climb out of the valley and return to Sarratt via Ashley Green.
Tue Nov 17th The final ride of the 2020 programme is a short 12 mile ride from Sarratt. A lovely ride through country lanes to Bovingdon Green to Ley Hill. Then back to Sarratt via Latimer and Flaunden. A few short steep hills but for the most part gentle inclines. We’ll finish at the Cricketers for a well earned drink.
Rambling (4/5miles)
Wed Feb 19th Meet Colin Harrison who is leading this ramble at 10.00am at Chipperfield Common, parking on far side of common, as the one near the church gets quite full. We will head towards Kings Langley via Top Common and back via Chipperfield Woods.
Distance 4.5 miles, some gradients and plenty of mud.
Wed Mar 18th Meet at 10.00am in the car parking area in Stony Lane on the outskirts of Little Chalfont. Stony Lane is a turning to the right off the A404 as you enter Little Chalfont from Rickmansworth and leads down into the Chess Valley towards Latimer. The car park is a little way down the lane on the left. The grid reference is TQ 005982 (Explorer 172 map). The ramble distance is about four miles and will be in the Latimer and Chenies area.