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Group: Cycling for fun

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Cycling for fun is a self help group, with members taking it in turn to lead about one ride during the season. All types of bike are welcome; it's non-competitive, with a stop near the top of each hill for everyone to catch up

Pictures from a recent ride

We normally assemble for rides at 9.45 am, with a prompt 10.0 am start, generally on the 2nd Tuesday and 4th Thursday of each month. Rides are graded according to the terrain: Grade 1 for flat or nearly flat to Grade 4 for steep hills,

All planned rides will be subject to suitable weather conditions and may be cancelled, advanced or postponed by the Ride Leader, sometimes at short notice. It will be their decision.

For safety guidelines click here.

For details of leaders and organiser click here.

For reports of previous rides click here.

Forthcoming Rides

Date
Leader
Start / Grade
Route
2019
Thursday 29th August
NOTE: This is the 5th Thursday
Leader Judith
Back Marker Allen
Meet at crossroads Shillinglea Road and A283 Petworth Road at 9.45 for 10 am sharp start. If you are coming by car, parking is along Shillinglea Road in various laybys. Grade 1/2. 15 miles (or 19 if you come from Haslemere) Depart from the crossroads towards Northchapel along the A283. Bit of a hill up into Northchapel and then turn left into Pipers Lane towards Balls Cross;
Turn left into Scratchings Lane and then right into Staples Hill;
Turn left into Village Road and left into Plaistow Road;
Turn left into Rickmans Lane.
Tea/coffee stop at Plaistow Village Stores 11am.
Continue into Dunsfold Road & then turn right into Fisher Lane; Turn left into Plaistow Road and arrive at Shillinglee (avoiding the long hill up to Shillinglee).
Continue into Dunsfold Road & then turn right into Fisher Lane Turn left into Plaistow Road and arrive at Shillinglee (avoiding the long hill up to Shillinglee from Shillinglea Road & up to the A283

Ride reports

Date
Route
Report
2019
Tuesday 13th August Grayswood to Loxwood via Chiddingfold & Dunsfold returning to Grayswood via Plaistow & Shillinglee Good ride despite being changeable weather.
25th July East Meon to Hambledon, over Winchester Hill and back to East Meon Because of the heatwave engulfing Europe, we started an hour earlier than usual, taking advantage of shade from trees and hedgrows.
9th July Lurgashall Green to Lodsworth, Selham and Midhurst, returning over Bexley Hill Lurgashall Green to Lodsworth, 15 miles Weather: Dry, light cloud, with sunny intervals
27th June The Green Dragon, Liphook to Headley and return Liphook to Headley and return
11th June Circular ride starting from Wheatsheaf Inn Grayswood , taking in Haslemere, Lynchmere, Fernhurst, Lickford, Lurgashall, Gospel Green and Killinghurst. 21 miles, Riders: 9, Weather: Dry sunny with intermittent cloud
14th May White Horse Haslemere to Chiddingfold, on to Dunsfold and return via Shillinglee and Gospel Green 20 miles over grade 2/3 all road
25th April Selborne and Hartley Mauditt 11 miles over grade 2/3 terrain
12th April Grayswood Village Green through to Kirdford via Holdfast Lane 22 miles over grade 2/3 terrain
28th March Grayswood to Hambledon 12 miles over grade 2/3 terrain

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