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 February 2018
Sunday 4
medium paced ride
Map of the ride
Back to Beds.  A ride of around 65km out into the Bedfordshire countryside, hilly in the afternoon as we head into the Chilterns. Meet St Pancras 08.40 for 09.04 train to Harlington (Beds), arrive 10.02. Buy a return ticket to Harlington (Beds), although we'll return from Harpenden.
(Simon Binning  07847 653363)
Sunday 4
hard ride
low cost travel - within freedom pass area - click for more info
Map of the ride
Lunch in Blackmore.  70km with some unexpected hills. Meet Liverpool St 09.10 for 09.33 train to Chingford, arrive 09.59.
(Graham Carson  07946 319631)
Sunday 4
fast and long - training for cyclosportifs only
Out and back.  Approximately 90-100km at 25-27km/h with a brief cafe stop. Back by about 14.00. Meet 08.45 for 09.00 away from Le Peche Mignon, Ronalds Road, N5 1XH.
(Jon McColl  07792 891244)
Thursday 8
medium paced ride
low cost travel - within freedom pass area - click for more info
Map of the ride
Blue Thursday Oyster Card Cult.  A hilly ride of about 60km, back in London by about 16.30. Meet Marylebone 09.40 for 09.57 train to Amersham, arrive 10.32.
(Richard Philpott  07941 819033)
Saturday 10
easy ride - ideal for beginners
Map of the ride
Ssh, it's a Quietway!  Follow Quietway 2 all the way from central London to Walthamstow, passing through an interesting variety of townscapes and landscapes. Optional visit to Walthamstow's Mini Holland. Return from Walthamstow by train. About 16 km, only one hill! Ride starts at 13.30 opposite Russell Square Station, Bernard Street WC1N 1LJ.
(Colin Wing  020 7828 1500)
Sunday 11
easy ride - ideal for beginners
Scotney Castle.  The first of a series of National Trust themed rides this year. Of course, there are hills around here but kept to a minimum and only 18km to venue. Packing your NT card (if held) would give access to the oldest part or walk the footpath to the other side for a view. We'll return the same way or a longer one - you choose. Meet Charing Cross 08.35 for the 08.55 train to Tunbridge Wells, arrive 09.51. Leader meets you here. (Return trains at 9 and 39 mins past the hour).
(Roy Watson  07740 187872)
Sunday 11
medium paced ride
Map of the ride
Chiltern ride.  A lovely loop through the best of the Chilterns. It's quite a hilly ride so if this is your first ride of the year, it will be a challenge. Lunch at 38km so bring a snack and plenty of water. Meet Marylebone 08.40 for 08.57 train to Amersham, arrive 09.32.
(Sabina Carchesio  07817 885946)
Sunday 11
hard ride
Map of the ride
Herts 4.  Yet another part of Hertfordshire. A slower more relaxed 3* ride of about 70 - 80km. Meet Liverpool St 09.10 for 09.28 train to Broxbourne, arrive 09.53. Meet leader here for 10.00 start.
(Nick Bloom  07768 354010)
Sunday 11
fast and long - training for cyclosportifs only
Out and back.  Approximately 90-100km at 25km/h with a brief cafe stop. Back by about 14.00. An easier 4* for those wishing to step up from 3* rides. Meet 08.45 for 09.00 away from Le Peche Mignon, Ronalds Road, N5 1XH.
(Jon McColl  07792 891244)
Saturday 17
medium paced ride
Map of the ride
Kentish Hills.  Through the North Down to lunch at the Cock Inn, Henley Street. Potential for tea at Shoreham before returning from Swanley. Meet Victoria 09.00 for 09.22 train to Swanley, arrive 09.48. Meet leader at Swanley.
(David Kurtz  07771 760660)
Sunday 18
easy ride - ideal for beginners
low cost travel - within freedom pass area - click for more info
Exploring the Ingrebourne Valley.  An out and back ride for lunch at the RSPB centre. A short ride with plenty of time to stand and stare. Meet Fenchurch St 09.35 for 09.55 train to Upminster, arrive 10.18.
(Michael Belcher  07951 304075)
Sunday 18
medium paced ride
low cost travel - within freedom pass area - click for more info
Map of the ride
Epping Forest and beyond.  A 65km ride with lunch at the Queen's Head in Churchgate Street. Meet Liverpool St 08.55 for 09.18 train to Chingford, arrive 09.44.
(Graham Carson  07946 319631)
Sunday 18
hard ride
Paul's ride to Cambridge.  A brisk 100km to Cambridge with cafe lunch after 65km. Meet outside Highbury and Islington station at 08.30 for 08.45 away.
(Paul Foster  07969 531984)
Sunday 18
fast and long - training for cyclosportifs only
Out and back.  Approximately 90-100km at 25-27km/h with a brief cafe stop. Back by about 14.00. Meet 08.45 for 09.00 away from Le Peche Mignon, Ronalds Road, N5 1XH.
(Jon McColl  07792 891244)
Thursday 22
medium paced ride
Map of the ride
Blue Thursday Oyster Card Cult.  Ingrebourne Valley Trail & Estuary forts. Mainly flat. Some gravel, possibly some mud. Meet 09.30 Fenchurch Street for 10.04 to Upminster, arrive 10.26. Leader meets you there.
(Nick Bloom  07768 354010)
Saturday 24
medium paced ride
Map of the ride
West Sussex Hills.  Across the Rother Valley to the foot of the South Downs. Meet Waterloo 08.50 for 09.15 train to Milford, arrive 10.05. Buy return to Haslemere.
(David Kurtz  07771 760660)
Sunday 25
easy ride - ideal for beginners
Deepest Essex.  Charming villages and churches in a rustic setting. Enjoy peaceful Essex lanes away from the hurly burly of the everyday. Exact mileage to suit riders' abilities. Meet Liverpool St 08.22 for 08.42 train to Audley End, arr 10.00. Leader meets you here.
(John Unwin  01799 527094)
Sunday 25
medium paced ride
low cost travel - within freedom pass area - click for more info
Going to the Fox.   Meet Fenchurch St 09.10 for 09.25 train to Upminster, arrive 09.48. Meet leader here.
(Kelvin Dane  07922 111790)
Sunday 25
hard ride
A not so far flung ride into Essex.  Riding out into Essex. Returning by train from Harlow or Stevenage. Meet at St Pancras station at 08.45 for 09.00 departure.
(Roger Fretwell  07946 441877)

This replaces the ride originally organised for today, which we have had to cancel due to rail engineering work
Sunday 25
fast and long - training for cyclosportifs only
Out and back.  Approximately 90-100km at 25-27km/h with a brief cafe stop. Back by about 14.00. Meet 08.45 for 09.00 away from Le Peche Mignon, Ronalds Road, N5 1XH.
(Jon McColl  07792 891244)
 
 March 2018
Sunday 4
easy ride - ideal for beginners
A night at the opera?  No - just lunch. Finding a quiet way to reach the Opera House in Tunbridge Wells. Worth seeing but no singing. Meet Charing Cross 08.50 for 09.10 train to Tonbridge, arrive 09.55. Leader meets you here.
(Roy Watson  07740 187872)
Sunday 4
medium paced ride
low cost travel - within freedom pass area - click for more info
Essex heights.  Visiting some of the highs and lows of South Essex along with the 11th largest reservoir in England. Meet Fenchurch St 09.10 for 09.25 train to Upminster, arrive 09.48.
(Mick O'Rorke  07976 921858)
Sunday 4
hard ride
low cost travel - within freedom pass area - click for more info
Chilterns 1.  About 80km in Bob's favourite part of the world. Meet Marylebone 08.40 for the 08.57 train to Amersham, arrive 09.32. Meet leader here for 09.45 start.
(Bob Davis  07810 291837)
Sunday 4
fast and long - training for cyclosportifs only
Out and back.  Approximately 90-100km at 25-27km/h with a brief cafe stop. Back by about 14.00. Meet 08.45 for 09.00 away from Le Peche Mignon, Ronalds Road, N5 1XH.
Thursday 8
medium paced ride
low cost travel - within freedom pass area - click for more info
Blue Thursday Oyster Card Cult.  A hilly ride of 60-65km, back in London by about 16.30. Meet Charing Cross 09.20 for 09.35 train to Orpington, arrive 10.12.
(Richard Philpott  07941 819033)
Sunday 11
medium paced ride
Map of the ride
Beautiful Kent.  A rolling ride of about 65km through scenic Kent, with most of the hills in the morning. Meet Charing Cross 08.50 for 09.10 train to Tonbridge, arrive 10.08.
(Sarah Khedouri  07904 205623)
Sunday 11
hard ride
low cost travel - within freedom pass area - click for more info
Shorter hilly Kent ride.  A brisk outing in the garden county at about 22 km/h average. Lunch at 48km. Meet Victoria 08.50 for 09.09 train to Eltham, arrive 09.40. Leader meets you here.
(Kristina Hetherington  07941 941994)
Sunday 11
fast and long - training for cyclosportifs only
Out and back.  Approximately 90-100km at 25-27km/h with a brief cafe stop. Back by about 14.00. Meet 08.45 for 09.00 away from Le Peche Mignon, Ronalds Road, N5 1XH.
(Jon McColl  07792 891244)
Sunday 18
easy ride - ideal for beginners
To be confirmed ...   Check back here later for details of today's ride.
(Anna Bagi  07949 086473)
Sunday 18
medium paced ride
Herts/Essex borders.   Meet Liverpool St 08.30 for 08.50 train to Roydon, arrive 09.27. Returning from Broxbourne, but buy return to Roydon.
(Simon Slater  07985 251834)
Sunday 18
hard ride
low cost travel - within freedom pass area - click for more info
Paul's TOWIE ride.  About 80km in rolling Essex terrain. Meet at Fenchurch St at 09.20 for 09.34 to Upminster arr 09.57.
(Paul Foster  07969 531984)
Sunday 18
fast and long - training for cyclosportifs only
Out and back.  Approximately 90-100km at 25-27km/h with a brief cafe stop. Back by about 14.00. Meet 08.45 for 09.00 away from Le Peche Mignon, Ronalds Road, N5 1XH.
Thursday 22
medium paced ride
low cost travel - within freedom pass area - click for more info
Blue Thursday Oyster Card Cult.  Undulating Essex with cafe stop at Blackmore (approx 65km). Meet Fenchurch St 09,25 for 09.41 train to Upminster, arrive 10.03.
(Paul Foster  07969 531984)
Sunday 25
medium paced ride
Along the lanes of Essex.  Lunch on the banks of the Chelmer. This ride comes supplied with extra daylight. Meet Liverpool St 09.00 for 09.20 train to Bishops Stortford, arrive 10.10.
(Michael Belcher  07951 304075)
Sunday 25
Audax UK event
Stevenage Start of Summertime Challenge Rides.  Stevenage CTC's popular audax-style rides, forming part of the Cycling UK Summer Challenge Rides Series. Four distances - 60km, 110km, 160km and 200km. Entry in advance is strongly recommended - full details here. The suggested train to get to the start of the 110km event departs Kings Cross 09.08 and arrives Stevenage 09.40.
 
 April 2018
Sunday 1
medium paced ride
Easter fools.  A picturesque ride through lovely lanes to lunch at the Cricketers at Weston. Possibly a tea-stop, now that the day lights are 'back on'. Meet St. Pancras at 08.45 for the 09.04 train to Harpenden, arrive 09.44. Leader joins the train en-route.
(Catherine Moye  07909 991283)
Sunday 1
hard ride
Romney Marsh. And some hills too.  About 90km in Romney Marsh with some hills in the afternoon. Meet St Pancras at 08.45 for 09.09 train to Ashford Int, arriving 09.47.
(Roger Fretwell  07946 441877)
Sunday 1
fast and long - training for cyclosportifs only
Out and back.  Approximately 90-100km at 25-27km/h with a brief cafe stop. Back by about 14.00. Meet 08.15 for 08.30 away from Le Peche Mignon, Ronalds Road, N5 1XH.
(Jon McColl  07792 891244)
Monday 2
fast and long - training for cyclosportifs only
cyclosportif - click for more info
London Phoenix Easter Classic.  London Phoenix CC's 110km reliability ride out into Essex and back. Starts and finishes at Fairlop Outdoor Activity Centre, Forest Road, Barkingside, IG6 3HN. More details, and online registration, here.
Sunday 8
medium paced ride
Out west.  Lunch at Dinton Pastures country park. About 65km. Meet Waterloo 09.00 for 09.25 train to Windsor and Eton Riverside, arrive 10.16. Meet leader there.
(Tony Hopkins  07770 952554)
Sunday 8
hard ride
low cost travel - within freedom pass area - click for more info
Flatter now!  A predominantly flat ride of 75km with only a couple of hills. An easier more relaxed 3* ride suitable for 2* riders wanting a brisker outing. Excellent cafe stop. Meet at Richmond for 10.00 away served by 09.25 train from Waterloo, arrive 09.44, or by London Overground.
(Paul Foster  07969 531984)
Sunday 8
fast and long - training for cyclosportifs only
Out and back.  Approximately 90-100km at 25-27km/h with a brief cafe stop. Back by about 14.00. Meet 08.15 for 08.30 away from Le Peche Mignon, Ronalds Road, N5 1XH.
(Jon McColl  07792 891244)
Thursday 12
medium paced ride
low cost travel - within freedom pass area - click for more info
Blue Thursday Oyster Card Cult.  A brisk ride of about 70km, back in London by about 16.30. Meet Victoria for 10.02 train to Sutton, arrive 10.28, or Blackfriars for 10.00 train, arrive 10.36.
(Felix Ormerod  020 8986 6689)
Sunday 15
medium paced ride
low cost travel - within freedom pass area - click for more info
Up and Downe.  The North Downs and Weald guarantee a hilly ride today. Meet Charing Cross 08.50 for 09.10 train to Orpington, arrive 09.36.
(Richard Philpott  07941 819033)
Sunday 15
hard ride
The lanes of Hertfordshire.  About 80 - 100km, depending on the wishes of the group, in rolling terrain. Meet Kings Cross 08.45 for 09.04 train to Potters Bar, arrive 09.20.
(Bob Davis  07810 291837)
Saturday 21
easy ride - ideal for beginners
low cost travel - within freedom pass area - click for more info
Map of the ride
The Country Estates of Enfield.  Explore the estates of the fashionable set of the 16th-18th centuries, now transformed into country parks.About 22km. Only 47 metres of ascent! Meet Liverpool St 09.20 for 09.45 train to Turkey St, arrive 10.17. Leader meets you there. Returning from Enfield Town (use Oyster/contactless).
(Colin Wing  020 7828 1500)
Sunday 22
easy ride - ideal for beginners
In search of TOWIE.  Riding through Essex lanes to lunch in Chelmsford. Meet Liverpool St 09.10 for 09.32 train to Shenfield, arrive 10.01.
(Michael Belcher  07951 304075)
Sunday 22
medium paced ride
I'm not going to lie to you.  It's hilly - but very pretty. Romping through the gorgeous Sussex Weald. Meet Charing Cross 08.35 for 08.55 train to Frant, arrive 09.56. We'll return from Tunbridge Wells, but buy return ticket to Frant.
(Mark Knox  07765 945530)
Sunday 22
hard ride
Buckinghamshire for a change.  About 90km in a lesser visited part of the world. Expect some hills and stunning scenery! Meet Marylebone at 08.50 for 09.10 train to High Wycombe, arrive 09.33.
(Jo Wright  07815 491097)
Sunday 22
fast and long - training for cyclosportifs only
Out and back.  Approximately 90-100km at 25-27km/h with a brief cafe stop. Back by about 14.00. Meet 08.15 for 08.30 away from Le Peche Mignon, Ronalds Road, N5 1XH.
(Jon McColl  07792 891244)
Thursday 26
medium paced ride
low cost travel - within freedom pass area - click for more info
Blue Thursday Oyster Card Cult.  A brisk ride of about 70km, back in London by about 16.30. Check back here shortly for full details.
(Richard Drew  07702 731448)
Sunday 29
easy ride - ideal for beginners
We're all riding past a rusty submarine!  In the Medway and historic Rochester area. Approx 45km. Weather permitting we'll spend a little time in Rochester after lunch to have a look around before heading back. Meet Victoria 08.45 for 09.04 train to Sole Street, arrive 09.55.
(Simon Binning  07847 653363)
Sunday 29
medium paced ride
Map of the ride
Circumnavigating Stevenage.  A brisker than usual 2* over undulating countryside. Lunch at the Rising Sun, and possibly tea with Emily. Meet St. Pancras at 08.45 for the 09.04 train to Harpenden, arrive 09.44.
(Gianluca Pisano  07949 666995)
Sunday 29
hard ride
A shorter sharp outing to Shoreham.  A shorter (70km approx) but brisker (21 km/h average) outing in hilly terrain. Meet Greenwich Cutty Sark at 09,45 for 10.00 away. Greenwich station is close by and served by 09.33 from Cannon St (09.37 from London Bridge).
(Ruth Evans  07547 702852)
Sunday 29
fast and long - training for cyclosportifs only
Out and back.  Approximately 90-100km at 25-27km/h with a brief cafe stop. Back by about 14.00. Meet 08.15 for 08.30 away from Le Peche Mignon, Ronalds Road, N5 1XH.
(Jon McColl  07792 891244)
 
 May 2018
Tue 1 – Fri 4 May
medium paced ride
Map of the ride
Netherlands tour pre-extension.  See the tours page for more details.
(David Kurtz  07771 760660)
Fri 4 – Tue 8 May
medium paced ride
Map of the ride
Netherlands - along the Waal.  See the tours page for more details.
(Thomas James  07714 662442)
Sunday 6
easy ride - ideal for beginners
Tulips for the left behind.  If you've missed the Netherlands tour, come to Sissinghurst and see the tulips (and many other flowers) in their lovely gardens. Bring your National Trust card if you have one - even if you don't the location is still worth seeing. Long lunch to allow time to look round. Meet Victoria 08.50 for 09.12 train to Staplehurst, arrive 10.14. Met leaders here.
(Lisa Percival  07985 731101)
Sunday 6
medium paced ride
low cost travel - within freedom pass area - click for more info
Somewhere in the Chilterns ....   Meet Baker St 08.45 for 09.05 train to Amersham, arrive 09.55.
(Tibor Bek  07534 206397)
Sunday 6
hard ride
London (well, close anyway) to Brighton.   Meet East Croydon for 10.00 away served by 09.26 from Victoria arr 09.47 or 09.34 from London Bridge arr 09.50. Returning by train from Brighton.
(Roger Fretwell  07946 441877)
Sunday 6
fast and long - training for cyclosportifs only
Out and back.  Approximately 90-100km at 25-27km/h with a brief cafe stop. Back by about 14.00. Meet 08.15 for 08.30 away from Le Peche Mignon, Ronalds Road, N5 1XH.
Thursday 10
medium paced ride
low cost travel - within freedom pass area - click for more info
Blue Thursday Oyster Card Cult.  A brisk ride of about 70km, back in London by about 16.30. Meet St Pancras 09.40 for 10.01 train to Elstree and Borehamwood, arrive 10.23. Meet leader here.
(Nick Bloom  07768 354010)
Sunday 13
medium paced ride
low cost travel - within freedom pass area - click for more info
Roger's 80th birthday bash.  Roger Cline has been riding with us for 40 years this month, and it's his 80th birthday. Join him (and us) for a celebratory ride and lunch. Meet Baker St 08.45 for 09.05 train to Amersham, arrive 09.55.
(Richard Philpott  07941 819033)
Sunday 13
hard ride
low cost travel - within freedom pass area - click for more info
Roger's 80th birthday bash.  Joining the 2* riders to mark Roger Cline's 80th. Meet Baker St 08.45 for 09.05 train to Amersham, arrive 09.55.
(Paul Foster  07969 531984)
Sunday 13
fast and long - training for cyclosportifs only
Out and back.  Approximately 90-100km at 25-27km/h with a brief cafe stop. Back by about 14.00. Meet 08.15 for 08.30 away from Le Peche Mignon, Ronalds Road, N5 1XH.
(Jon McColl  07792 891244)
Mon 14 – Mon 21 May
medium paced ride
Hadrian's Wall and Northumberland.  See the tours page for more details.
(Paul Krebs  07941 823664)
Sunday 20
medium paced ride
Hertfordshire lanes.  A ride of about 60km around pretty countryside with lunch at Tea Green. Meet St Pancras 08.45 for 09.04 train to Harpenden, arrive 09.44.
(Jenny Atkinson  07980 624468)
Sunday 20
hard ride
Chilterns 2.  A slightly longer outing into the pretty if occasionally poorly surfaced lanes. About 90 -100km. Meet Marylebone 08.40 for the 08.57 train to Amersham, arrive 09.32. Meet leader here for 09.45 start.
(Bob Davis  07810 291837)
Sunday 20
fast and long - training for cyclosportifs only
cyclosportif - click for more info
The Great Escape.  Islington CC's 200km reliability ride out to Essex and back. Starts from Look Mum, No Hands!, 49 Old Street, London, EC1V 9HX. Full details here.
Thursday 24
medium paced ride
low cost travel - within freedom pass area - click for more info
Blue Thursday Oyster Card Cult.  Hilly ride of about 65km with pub lunch in Shoreham. Meet London Bridge 09.20 for 09.37 train to Norwood Junction, arrive 09.50, or use London Overground. Meet leader at Norwood Junction for 10.10 away.
(Paul Foster  07969 531984)
Saturday 26
easy ride - ideal for beginners
Map of the ride
Great Descents of Surrey.  Enjoy two long descents in Surrey's Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty. Approximately 40km/25 miles. Meet Waterloo 09.15 for 09.39 train to Epsom, arrive 10.17. Leader meets you here.
(Colin Wing  020 7828 1500)
Sunday 27
medium paced ride
Ring any Bells?  Returning to an old favourite in the Essex/Sufflok borderlands. Meet Liverpool St 08.40 for 09.02 train to Kelvedon, arrive 10.00. Leader joins train en-route.
(Christine Johnson  07971 294523)
Sunday 27
hard ride
West Surrey Hills.  An outing into some scenic if sometimes challenging terrain. About 90km. Meet Waterloo 08.40 for 09.00 train to Woking, arrive 09.34. Buy return to Guildford as this is the finishing point.
(Ruth Evans  07547 702852)
Sunday 27
fast and long - training for cyclosportifs only
Out and back.  Approximately 90-100km at 25-27km/h with a brief cafe stop. Back by about 14.00. Meet 08.15 for 08.30 away from Le Peche Mignon, Ronalds Road, N5 1XH.
 
 June 2018
Sunday 3
easy ride - ideal for beginners
Ashridge.  A ride to the National Trust (NT) estate at Ashridge. Some off-road riding but mountain bikes not necessary. Ride is suitable for touring and hybrid bikes but may not suit bikes with skinny tyres or small wheels. If you have a NT card, please bring it in case we decide to go up the Bridgewater Monument. Stops for refreshments at local pubs and the NT cafe. At 60km, this is a long ride for a 1* so it would not suit beginners, the very slow or those with commitments back in London early in the evening. Think of it as a 2* ride done at 1* speed. Meet St Pancras 09.15 for 09.34 train to St Albans City, arrive 10.07. Leader meets you here. Buy return ticket to Harpenden as the ride returns from there.
(Charles Harvey  07961 194771)
Sunday 3
medium paced ride
low cost travel - within freedom pass area - click for more info
A long one ...  A longer than usual ride covering almost 95km of the best of Surrey and Berkshire and having lunch at Ferneygrove Farm. Hopefully the weather will be sunny so we can sit outside and enjoy the views. Bring snacks and plenty of water. Meet Waterloo 08.50 for 09.09 train to Richmond, arrive 09.28, or use London Overground. Meet leader at Richmond.
(Sabina Carchesio  07817 885946)
Sunday 3
hard ride
Reaching out to the Cotswolds.  A rarely visited and beautiful area - well worth the longer train journey, and an excellent lunch stop as a bonus. About 90km. Meet Marylebone 08.40 for 09.05 train to Bicester Village, arrive 09.52.
(Roger Fretwell  07946 441877)
Saturday 9
easy ride - ideal for beginners
ride from another group - click for more info
low cost travel - within freedom pass area - click for more info
Open Gardens Weekend.  Explore some of London's 200 secret gardens opening specially this weekend. A £20 pass (available on the day) is required to visit the gardens. Ride starts from the Albert Memorial, Kensington Gardens, at 10.00.
(Colin Wing  020 7828 1500)
Sunday 10
medium paced ride
Map of the ride
Over the Chiltern Escarpment.  Lunch at the Riverside Cafe in Benson. Meet Paddington 08.25 for 08.45 train to Twyford, arrive 09.36. Meet leader here.
(David Kurtz  07771 760660)
Sunday 10
hard ride
London to Cambridge.  A brisk ride of about 100km with a cafe lunch at 65km. Meet Highbury and Islington at 08.30 for 08.45 away.
(Paul Foster  07969 531984)
Sunday 10
fast and long - training for cyclosportifs only
Out and back.  Approximately 90-100km at 25-27km/h with a brief cafe stop. Back by about 14.00. Meet 08.15 for 08.30 away from Le Peche Mignon, Ronalds Road, N5 1XH.
Thursday 14
medium paced ride
low cost travel - within freedom pass area - click for more info
Blue Thursday Oyster Card Cult.  A brisk ride of about 70km, back in London by about 16.30. Meet Liverpool St 09.30 for 09.55 train to Shenfield, arrive 10.19, or join train at Stratford at 10.02. Leader meets you at Shenfield.
(Felix Ormerod  020 8986 6689)
Sunday 17
medium paced ride
We're cycling to the pub at the centre of the universe!  Around 70km total distance on predominantly fairly easy terrain in Essex. Afternoon tea at the Tiptree jam factory tea room. Meet Liverpool St 08.40 for 09.02 train to Witham, arrive 09.55.
(Simon Binning  07847 653363)
Sunday 17
hard ride
The Weald and Beacon.  A hilly ride of about 85km taking in the rarely ridden (by us) Sussex Weald and Ditchling Beacon. Meet Victoria 08.55 for 09.17 train to Haywards Heath, arrive 10.00.
(Thomas James  07714 662442)
Sunday 17
fast and long - training for cyclosportifs only
cyclosportif - click for more info
The Italian Job.  Islington CC's 100km reliability ride. Starts from Finsbury Park. Full details here.
Sunday 24
medium paced ride
Hawkenbury to Hawkenbury.  For lunch and back, via a tea stop, maybe at Hawkhurst fish farm. About 85km with some hils. Meet Charing Cross 08.25 for 08.45 train to Tunbridge Wells, arrive 09.51. Leader meets you here.
(Roy Watson  07740 187872)
Sunday 24
hard ride
Where the road ends.  A long ride out to the coast at Bradwell. Return from Chelmsford. A goodly 100km. Bail out points possible. Meet at Pub on the Park, Martello St, E8 3PE (London Fields station is close by) at 08.45 for 09.00 away.
(Stephen Taylor  07977 235735)
Sunday 24
fast and long - training for cyclosportifs only
Out and back.  Approximately 90-100km at 25-27km/h with a brief cafe stop. Back by about 14.00. Meet 08.15 for 08.30 away from Le Peche Mignon, Ronalds Road, N5 1XH.
Thursday 28
medium paced ride
low cost travel - within freedom pass area - click for more info
includes some offroad - not suitable for light road bikes - click for more info
Blue Thursday Oyster Card Cult.  A brisk ride of about 70km, back in London by about 16.30. About 50% of this ride is on (easy) unpaved paths. Meet Finsbury Park 09.40 for 09.51 train to Hadley Wood, arrive 10.10. Leader meets you there.
(Nick Bloom  07768 354010)
Ride Guide

To email the leader of any ride, please visit our website at www.centrallondonctc.org.uk. For general enquiries, contact the Secretary, Lisa Percival by email at secretary@centrallondonctc.org.uk, or by phone on 07985 731101.

* Easier and shorter rides – about 50km (30 miles) – which are ideal if you are new to cycle touring or prefer a more leisurely ride. Accompanied older children welcome although it is advisable to contact the ride leader beforehand.
** Medium distance 55-85km (35-55 miles) – steady pace yet time to enjoy lunch, etc.
*** Faster and generally longer 70-110km (45-75 miles) and often hilly – suitable for a light touring or road bike ...
**** Faster again, averaging 26-28m/h and approximately 90-100km (55-65 miles), with a brief cafe stop for lunch. These rides are for experienced Audax or Sportive riders training for their next event, or for those who just like it hard. Bring a summer road bike or, if the conditions are likely to be wet, a light winter bike with full mudguards and, preferably, a long rear mudflap. Be prepared to do your turn on the front.
Off-road Mainly on tracks or trails, perhaps muddy – not suitable for lightweight road bikes.
Audax Official Audax event – more info from www.audax.uk.net.
Zone6 Start & finish in travelcard/freedom pass area – low travel cost.
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