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This is a lovely cycle ride initially along the canal path which joins National Cycle Route 61 which takes us through a warren of post war housing before emerging into a traffic free route to Ditton Park. Cycling further through wide expanses of fields and over the M4 to the Jubilee River we follow the Thames Valley and pick our way across Maidenhead to join the NCR 50 into Cookham, a delightful little village. We will have lunch at The Jolly Woodman, Littleworth Common. This will be towards the end of our ride so please bring snacks for the journey. The return route begins with a tough ascent but quickly becomes a gently cycle through forest lanes to Burnham Beeches and on to Stoke Poges. Please buy your own advance rail ticket - £11.40 for a cheap day return We will take the 09.52 train from Twickenham to Slough arriving approx 11.01 We will disembark at Windsor to start ride in accordance will Hilary's route. (if anyone wishes to join the ride at Eaton Central please let me know) The return will be on the 15.56 from Slough/ Windsor arriving in Twickeham at 16.53 We will cycle in three groups of 6 Mileage - 32 miles Difficulty - Easy Hybrid bike - the terrain varies from riverside paths, country lanes and woodland tracks. Download route from: thebikeshow.net/16EC Taken from Lost Lanes 36 Glorious Bikes rides in S. England
Described by The Lost Lanes at A Quintessence of England. Download route thebikeshow.net/08QE This is a 38 mile route through some lovely countryside using quiet lanes and some off-road tracks. We will pass through quaint villages and pretty churches. We will have lunch at The Three Moles in Selham one of the smallest pubs in England and a final stop in Elsted before the train home. We will take the 09.44 to Liphook (this trains stops at Woking at 10.08) arriving in Liphook at 11.00 We can return on the 16.09 or the 17.07 to Surbiton arriving approx an hour later. The advance train fare is £17.00 Rated Moderate / Challenging 624m ascent - so please be confident that you are able to keep pace and manage the hills there are quite a few. We will ride in 3 groups of five Road Bikes £2.00 fee for non subscription members.