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Kew to Guildford (60 miles, intermediate level)

Please join us for ride to one of the biggest towns in Surrey, Guildford. The beautiful cobbled streets, historic buildings and famous Guildhall clock make Guildford one of the most attractive high streets in the country.  

Please note, parts of the overground are not working this weekend, please check TFL website before you travel. District line and Hammersmith and City Line and other surface tube lines do accept bikes at the weekend. 


This event is for Road bikes, CycloCross bikes or Hybrid bikes (without suspension) with slick,slim tyres ( 28mm or less ) only, do not put your name down unless you own one of these bikes, with the specified tyre widths. 

We welcome cyclists who feel they have progressed beyond beginners level and wish to set themselves a challenge of reaching a higher level. However please carefully read the speed descriptions below, these are pretty accurate. 

Here is the plan for our day:

1) Meet outside Kew gardens Station, main entrance. 

2) Cycle to Guildford via, Richmond Park, Kingston, Hampton court, Weybridge and Old Woking.

3) Lunch in a either a cafe or a Pub, either in or on the outskirts of the town.  Cycle back via the same route 

Our average cycling speed will be approx 13-14 mph, which translates as approx 16-20mph on flat roads and approx 7-9 mph up hills.

No one will be left behind, however if you are struggling to keep up then we will talk to you about how you are feeling and if necessary advise you to bail and give you directions to the nearest station.

Helmets, lights and a spare inner tube will be compulsory. Every week someone has a puncture.

In terms of difficulty from (1-5(hardest)), we would categorise this ride as difficulty level 3.5. 

The total mileage including the lunch stop will be approx 60 miles. 

This will be flat route with a total of 950ft of climbing. 

PLEASE READ THE SPEED DESCRIPTIONS CAREFULLY, PLEASE DO NOT SIGN UP UNLESS YOU CAN MAINTAIN THE DESCRIBED SPEEDS. IF YOU ARE NOT ABLE TO KEEP UP WE WILL TALK WITH YOU AND IF NECESSARY KINDLY ASK YOU TO BAIL OUT, WE WILL GIVE YOU DIRECTIONS TO THE NEAREST STATION.

This meetup will be weather dependent so 12 hours before the event begins if heavy rain is forecast then the event will be cancelled, please check the website the evening before the event begins.

If you are not sure that you will be able to cope with the speed and the distance please email Suki for some advice.

Please do not put your name down unless you are serious about attending. If you repeatedly put your name down for rides and then pull out or don't show, you will automatically be put on the waiting list for future rides.

Priority will be given to cyclists who have a high RSVP to attendance ratio.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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  • Tessa B.

    Awesome ride guys- see you all in a few weeks! X

    February 23, 2014

  • A former member
    A former member

    Bit knocked out today. Really enjoyed this ride, thanks Suki. See you again soon:)

    February 23, 2014

  • Eva

    That was a great ride Suki! We did not survive the pub and my legged are jelly today. Ha. See you on the next one

    February 23, 2014

  • Suki

    Beautiful Spring day. Tough ride for me after a 2 week break, especially considering we were cycling at "ferrari" pace! Lol ! Thanks to everyone for making it a great day out! :-))

    1 · February 23, 2014

  • Suki

    This ride might be substituted for a different ride, to another destination because of all the flooding in surrey, i will decide probably 5 days before hand

    February 11, 2014

    • Suki

      hello, sorry but i do not understand what you mean, invitations to this ride are now closed, sorry, best wishes Suki :-)

      February 21, 2014

    • Razmik P.

      Okay :)

      February 21, 2014

  • Razmik P.

    Excuse me how can I take bicycle for this ride?

    February 21, 2014

  • Ladislav

    Hi Suki, so where are we going in the end?

    February 20, 2014

    • Ladislav

      I'll make sure to bring my paddles then.

      February 20, 2014

    • Suki

      and your wetsuit! lol :-)

      February 20, 2014

  • Alex

    Hi Suki,

    Unfortunately I have to pull out of this ride. Hopefully get to meet up with you guys on another ride soon.

    Alex

    February 18, 2014

  • Patrick M.

    Suki, I have put my name down for the waiting list as I aim to use this ride as a comeback if a vacancy comes up. If my recovery level is not good enough I will of course remove my name in time. Hope that is OK.

    February 4, 2014

    • Patrick M.

      Suki, sorry mate gonna have to bail on this one. Just have not managed to get the miles in due to weather etc. The recovery goes on (slowly).

      February 15, 2014

    • Suki

      no worries, mate, best wishes on recovery, :-))

      February 15, 2014

  • Aman H.

    Hi Suki

    Sorry but I have to pull out of this ride, I've just been looking into my travel options as the overground isn't working...it's too complicated! See you on another ride :) Aman

    February 10, 2014

    • Suki

      Hi Aman, thanks for letting me know, hope to see you soon :-)

      February 11, 2014

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