Sarratt & District



Dates for your Diary
Wed Aug 14th Protecting yourself against fraud and scams. Speaker Steve Roberts
Wed Sep 11th Forensics in the Police Force. Speaker Chris Truran
Wed Oct 9th Failed to return - Amy Johnson and Leslie Howard.Speaker Tony Eaton
Wed Nov 6th Thr role of the Coroner. Speaker Edward Thomas
Mon Aug 5th Brian S will be leading our August short ride. Its 14 miles, starting at the Aquadrome, along the canal and branching off to pass through Denham Village and on to the Colne Valley Regional Park. Then up near Denham airfield Maple Cross and back to the Aquadrome. There is only one hill. There are a few bumpy paths so Mountain Bikes best if you have them but if you can manage canal paths then any bike should be OK.
Tue Aug 20th Our August long ride will take us to Hughenden Manor. Starting at Great Missenden station our 22 mile ride will take us through picturesque Chilterns scenery and lovely villages to Hughenden Manor where we can enjoy refreshments in the National Trust café. Our return to Great Missenden skirts High Wycombe before following country lanes back to the start.
Mon Sep 2nd Our September short ride is a 13 mile delightful ride through quiet lanes, woods, towpaths & cycle paths. The ride starts at Sarratt, heads through Chipperfield and Chandlers Cross before entering Whippendell Wood and descending to the canal towpath. We follow the towpath to Croxley Green and then head towards Loudwater and back to the Cricketers at Sarratt.
Tue Sep 17th Our September long ride is a 23 mile ride to Wendover Woods. The ride starts at Chesham station. We head north and leave Chesham on Vale Road on quiet lanes in lovely countryside along lanes lined with hedges and others with views over open country. We head towards Wendover where we will stop at the Café in the Woods for refreshments. We return via South Heath to our starting point.
Mon Oct 7th Our October Short Ride is a 15 mile ride through the local countryside. From Sarratt we’ll head through Bovingdon Green to Orchard Leigh returning via Ley Hill and Flaunden. A lovely ride through some local lanes. Refreshments at the Cricketers.
Tue Oct 15th The October Long Ride is 20 miles from the Rickmansworth Aquadrome. We head out climbing through Harefield and Newyears Green, then back down across the Grand Union Canal and into Denham Green. The route then climbs to a plateau where we pass the edge of Chalfont St Peter, through Chorleywood and back to Rickmansworth. Lots of quiet tree and hedge lined lanes.
Mon Nov 4th November Short Ride. Our final short ride of the year is 13.5 miles through country lanes from the Rickmansworth Aquadrome. You’ll head to Chorleywood, then past the Open Air Museum before crossing the Colne Valley to Harefield before returning to the Aquadrome.
Tue Nov 19th The November Long Ride, our final ride of the 2019 programme, is 22 miles through Abbots Langley and Bedmond. Then across country to Chiswell Green before returning via Potters Crouch and Apsley. Refreshments at the Cricketers.
Rambling (4/5miles)
Wed Aug 21st Meet at the Car Park in Rickmansworth Road, Chorleywood (just past the cricket ground if coming from Rickmansworth) at 10.00am. This 4 mile ramble will take us through the grounds of Chorleywood House, down to the River Chess towards Chenies.
Wed Sep 18th Meet at 10.00am in the Ruislip Wood car park on Ducks Hill Road. For those unsure of the location: A404 from Rickmansworth towards Pinner pass Mount Vernon Hospital and at traffic lights turn right into Duck’s Hill Road (A4180). Continue along the road and after passing ‘Youngwood’s’ Farm on the right is the commencement of the woods. A short distance after this on the right side of the road is the car park that is sign posted ‘Ruislip wood car park'. Should anyone reach Ducks Hill garden centre on the left, then they have passed the car park. This ramble of approx three and a half miles goes through Ruislip woods and Lido. The underfoot conditions are likely to be muddy during certain parts of the ramble, but there are no stiles and there are toilets at the lido.