A joint group of the Sarratt & District, Rickmansworth and Croxley Green U3As who like to cycle in company. Our routes are on mainly quiet roads or cycle paths in the beautiful countryside surrounding Sarratt and Rickmansworth with some longer rides starting further away allowing us to enjoy a variety of scenery. We have regular rides on the first Monday and third Tuesday of each month from February to November.
We have a long route of 20-30 miles on the Tuesday ride and a shorter route of around 10-15 miles on the Monday ride.
Most rides start from Sarratt or the Rickmansworth Aquadrome but to allow us to extend the countryside we cover on our long rides we use Chorleywood and Chesham tube stations and other start points that may require a car.
Whether you're new to cycling or an experienced rider you'll be welcome to join us. It's not a race so you won't get left behind!
You can check out the routes by following the links to detailed maps you'll find on the right of the screen.
If you want to join our rides or have any suggestions for rides that you would be interested in the group organising, please contact Brian via the 'Click here to send a message' button which is on the top right of the screen.
|Dates for your Diary|
|Mon Jul 1st||Steve will be leading our July Short Ride which will start from the Rickmansworth Aquadrome. It's a 15-18 miles ride towards Bovingdon and Chipperfield with a stop at the Cake Shack in Chipperfield to refuel. The route will be on roads, paths and some unmade roads so would suit bikes with more robust tyres.|
|Tue Jul 16th||The July long ride is a 25 mile ride to Penn starting at the Rickmansworth Aquadrome. We head out through Chorleywood, Chalfont St Giles and Penn Street to Penn. We return via Forty Green and Chalfont St Peter. Refreshments at the Costa Coffee in Chalfont St Peter or the Aquadrome. Lovely countryside.|
|Mon Aug 5th||Brian S will be leading our August short ride. Details to follow.|
|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.|
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