Hi Cloggies On Saturday 14th June I will be leading a 25 mile linear bike ride from Chalfont and Latimer to visit the lovely village of Penn in Bucks for lunch and finish at Chorleywood station. Meet at Chalfont and Latimer station at 10.55am. The bike ride will be along country lanes, public bridleways, minor roads and cycle paths avoiding main roads wherever possible.
The cycle route takes us to the picturesque village of Chalfont St Giles, climbing up to Penn for lunch at the The Crown. This is a Chef and Brewer pub so reasonably priced although there are plenty of grassy areas to sit and eat your sandwiches if you choose to bring a packed lunch.
After lunch we cycle past the 'Royal Standard' pub which is the oldest freehouse in England and we can stop for a drink and admire the building if we have time. The route home takes us through the outskirts of Beaconsfield and onto Chalfont St Peter before descending to Chorleywood and a tea stop before the journey home. Travel arrangements
Meet at Chalfont and Latimer station between 10.45am and 10.55am. I'll meet you on the platform. Chalfont and Latimer station is in zone 8 so covered by Oyster or a one-day zones 1-9 Travelcard and served by the Metropolitan Line and Chiltern Railways. There are no engineering works planned for these lines on 14 June. Catch the 10.12 Chiltern Railways train from Marylebone which arrives at Chalfont and Latimer at 10.43. Also stops at Harrow-on-the-Hill at 10.24. Alternatively take the slower Metropolitan line from Baker Street - Chesham Branch - at 9.50 which arrives at Chalfont and Latimer at 10.38, or the Amersham branch from Baker Street at 10.05 which arrives at 10.52. Also stops at Harrow-on-the-Hill at 10.26. Expected finish at Chorleywood is 5.30pm. Chiltern Line trains from Chorleywood are 5 and 35mins past the hour. Bikes are allowed on the Overground, Met, Circle, District, Hammersmith and City underground lines and all above-ground sections on other tube lines - see link for details:
http://www.tfl.gov.uk/cdn/static/cms/documents/bicycle-tube-map.pdf If unsure how to get to Chalfont and Latimer stn avoiding the underground sections of the tube network please contact me.
IMPORTANT:- Can cyclists please carry a spare inner tube.