CORONAVIRUS: For the time being the ride programme is suspended. The route and route descriptions will remain available for those interested in riding them. If anyone wants a GPX file for the route, please contact Brian via the 'Click here to send a message' button which is on the top right of the screen. Please excuse all the events showing as 30th November!
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 around 20-30 miles and a shorter route of around 10-15 miles each month.
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 Nov 30th||Our April short ride (April 6 Route) 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.|
|Mon Nov 30th||Our April long ride (April 21 Route) starts from the Aquadrome. It is a 20 mile ride and takes a figure of eight route down and across the Colne Valley. The route winds through Harefield, West Hyde, Denham, Newyears Green, Harefield, West Hyde, Maple Cross and Rickmansworth. Lovely scenery and climbs are not too strenuous.|
|Mon Nov 30th||We start our May ride (May 4 Route) from the Rickmansworth Aquadrome. Its a 29 mile ride to Burnham Beeches and back. We head through Maple Cross, Gerrards Cross and Hedgerley (where we encounter a short stretch of steep hill - walking is an option). We enter Burnham Beeches where we can enjoy the snacks we've brought with us. We return via Fulmer, Gerrards Cross, Chalfont St Peter and Maple Cross. Lots of lovey scenery.|
|Mon Nov 30th||We start our May short ride (May 19 Route) 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 Nov 30th||We have a delightful 14 mile ride (June 1 Route) 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.|
|Mon Nov 30th||The June long ride (June 16 Route) is a 28 mile to The Lee. Leaving from Sarratt we ride through Ley Hill and the outskirts of Chesham to Hawridge. Then onto The Lee via Cholesbury and Swan Bottom. We can sit on the green to enjoy our refreshments before returning via Chesham. Lots of Chilterns countryside.|
|Mon Nov 30th||Our July long ride (July 6 Route) 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.|
|Mon Nov 30th||Our July short ride (July 21 Route) 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 Nov 30th||The August long ride (August 18 Route) 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 Nov 30th||The October short ride (October 5 Route) 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.|
|Mon Nov 30th||We start our October long ride (October 20 Route) 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 30th||Our last long ride (November 2 Route) 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.|
|Mon Nov 30th||The final ride of the 2020 programme (November 17 Route) 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.|
|Mon Nov 30th||The March long ride (March 2 Route) 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.|
|Mon Nov 30th||The March short ride (March 17 Route) 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 Nov 30th||Our 2020 programme kicks off with a short 11 mile ride (February 3 Route) 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.|