Cycling Group

 

The Cycling Group meets on the fourth Tuesday of each month at around 10.00am depending on the location.  The routes are usually circular and about 20 miles in length. We usually stop at a suitable pub or restaurant for lunch. The starting point is announced in advance to group members. Members share the travel arrangements to get to and from the start point where convenient.

 

Cycling holidays are also arranged from time to time.

 

Costs 

Riders pay for their own lunch at the pub.

 

Next Events 

Route from Chalgrove 27 Feb 2018 10.00 for 10.15 hrs start Meet at The Red Lion, 115, High Street, Chalgrove, OX44 7SStba
Cycling Holiday in the New Forest  16 - 19 Apr 2018  tbc  see below
Cycling Holiday in Bordeaux, France 1 - 8 Sep 2018 tbc  see below

 

 

 Group Notices

Tuesday 27 February 2018

The next ride will be a repeat of one organised by our good friend , the late Ray Holmes, a few years ago.
Meet at 10.00 am for 10.15 am start, at The Red Lion, 115, High Street, Chalgrove, OX44 7SS. If you approach from Stadhampton, The Red Lion is about half a mile beyond the start of the village on the left hand side of the road.
There is no pub car park but there is a lay by in front and other spaces along the High Street. We can use their toilets on arrival, by knocking on the side door, and order food prior to the ride. I will bring along a menu but you will find one on the Red Lion web site which appears to be the same as the one handed to me.
The ride will take us to Ewelme,  Swyncombe,  Cookley Green,  Britwell Salome, and  Brightwell Baldwin. There is a steady climb up to Swyncombe becoming quite steep for the last half mile. To compensate there is a mile long descent approaching Britwell Salome.
The ride is about 15 miles and some of the roads are a bit rough. .However  it is an attractive route with great views and Churches at Ewelme and Swyncombe are well worth a visit if we have sufficient time. 
Organiser: Malcolm White

Cycling Holiday to New Forest - 16 - 19 April 2018

Our 2018 cycling trip  will be to the New Forest from Monday April 23rd  to Thursday April 26th (3  nights).
This covers our usual monthly 4th Tuesday and means those of us in the walking group will be able to enjoy  our usual 3rd Tuesday on the 17th walk too.
Please make a note of the dates if you think you would like  to come, and I will let you have further details of accommodation and routes as and when they are decided.
Must keep cycling!
Marie

Cycling Holiday in Bordeaux - 1 to 8 September 2018

Our cycling group are embarking on a boat/ptember in the Bordeaux area of France. Anyone interested in cycling and not a member of the cycling group is welcome to join us on this adventure.

The holiday is on a river boat with hired bikes on board, and varying distances (20-32 miles) are cycled daily to the next embarkation point. Cycling is not compulsory and there is an option to stay on board.

Unfortunately there are only twin cabins available, upper or lower deck, £1536 pp and £1354 pp respectively.

Bike hire for the week is £75 or an e-bike would be £173.

A coach from Bordeaux railway station to the boat (about 1 hour) is £53 eachfor the round trip.

Travel is by own arrangement, flight, train or car, and for anyone interested to travel together we usually arrange this but a little nearer the time.

Cabins go like hot ckes and he cycling group have already booked theirs, so if you are interested, or would like more information, please contact as soon as possible:

Organiser: Eileen Monks  01844 216033 or 07772 311637 or emonks@tiscali.co.uk

Prospective New Members

At present the Cycling Group does not think it safe to accept any new members to join their rides.

If you would like to go on their waiting list, please contact Marie Woodrow 01844 292012 or woodrow333@btinternet.com

Please remember to notify the organiser in advance if you will be joining us.  

 

Joining the Group 

If you wish to join us, please contact:

Marie Woodrow on 01844 292012 or woodrow333@btinternet.com

or

Malcolm White on 01844 291677 or mwhiterudds@gmail.com