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 Apr 29th||May Short Ride-rescheduled. Steven will be leading a short ride, around 15 miles, from Sarratt Village Hall.|
|Tue May 21st||For our May long ride we'll drive to Windsor Great Park for a 27 mile ride exploring the park and Windsor. We start at the Saville Garden car park and after a few miles meandering through Windsor Great Park we skirt Windsor Forest and head for Windsor. We briefly ride alongside the Thames before heading into Windsor to see the Castle. We then head onto Old Windsor before re-entering Windsor Great Park and returning to our start. Refreshments at the Cinnamon Café, Windsor.|
|Mon Jun 3rd||Our June short ride is a lovely 19 mile (fairly flat!) ride to Elstree Airport for refreshments at the café. We'll follow the Ebury Way, National Cycle Route 6, quite roads through Meriden and bridle paths and tracks through parts of the Munden Estate into Aldenham and onto Elstree Airport for refreshments. Then back to the start via Patchets Green.|
|Tue Jun 18th||June Long Ride. Leader required.|
|Mon Jul 1st||Steve will be leading our July Short Ride which will start from Sarratt. Details to follow.|
|Tue Jul 16th||The July long ride is a 22 mile ride out to Emily's Tea Rooms at Whitwell. We'll start at Redbourn and, mainly keeping to very quiet and picturesque country lanes, make our way to Whitwell. We'll enjoy refreshments ay Emily's, famous amongst the local cycling community, before heading across country to Harpenden and back to Redbourn.|
|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||October Short Ride|
|Tue Oct 15th||October Long Ride|
|Mon Nov 4th||November Short Ride|
|Tue Nov 19th||November Long Ride|
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