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Summer 2022

Ride programme for Summer 2022

All rides are subject to change and weather.  Distances are approximate.
Routes may be published nearer the time but please make sure you're able to get home on your own should the need arise.
Unless otherwise stated, rides start at Hatch End, depart 0930 prompt.
If you're thinking of joining, please contact someone in the club first.

* The routes here are normally Tempo group routes; the Forza group sometimes extends them.

DestinationRoutes* Cafe stop Approximate distance
June 5
Wargrave. You never know who you might see clearing the plates.ridewithgps
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Old Post Office 119km, 74mi
12Ware to check out start/finish venues in Ware for the Giro d'Essex.ridewithgps
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Truly Scrumptious 90km / 60mi
19Haddenham. Hilly, flat, hilly. Something for everyone.GPX file
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Garden Centre 71mi, 110km

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26Non-stop Pizza ride. A shortish social ride followed by pizza and maybe a beer at Pizzeria Minori. You could come along for the pizza only, just to be sociable, but why miss a great ride?GPX file
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Minori Pizzeria 35mi
July 2 (Saturday)Hatch End to Brighton and back. Our increasingly popular annual Brighton run. Ride both ways for a 160 mile epic, or hop on the Thameslink to get back to north London.GPX file ridewithgps  komoot  strava Brighton seafront for fish & chips, ice cream. 240km, 150 miles
3Redbourn Festival. A chance to support a family fun weekend with a strong cycling element at this event, where there's circuit racing organised by the Verulam club. Designed as a recovery if you've done the Brighton run, or not.
https://redbournfestival.org.uk/fete-du-velo
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Food stalls on site 110km / 70mi
10Windsor, a relatively flattish ride South of the Chilterns, including a run along "Museeuw Lane" before lunching at the ever popular Cinnamon Cafe.GPX fileridewithgps
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Cinnamon Cafe 80km / 50mi
17Harpenden, taking on part of the classic "Route 66"GPX fileridewithgps
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Brew and Cru

24Alpine Epic
Attack (or just grind up) several of the Chiltern's famous climbs, with no entry fee!
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Henley Long. Hilly.
31Wendover
A favourite for the mid-week pros, and a favourite for the weekenders. A typical "lumpy" Chiltern ride.
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Whitewaters Deli 62 mi, 99km
August 7Giro d'Essex 
Car-assisted ride based from Ware and enjoying some of Essex's finest scenery and cycling cafe.

(Casual ride alternative)
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The Blue EggGreat Bardfield. 78 mi / 125km
14Wilstone
OK, it's not original, but it is popular, and another good "first Sunday" if you're keen to get into slightly longer rides with a good lunch stop.
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P E Meads Farm Shop
21The Famous Benson Run
A Gregarios' classic: just under the (imperial) ton to the riverside cafe in Benson.
... Waterfront Cafe 100 mi
28Dunstable Downs

... National Trust cafe
September 4Codicote (maybe anti-clockwise if we're feeling edgy).... Vanstone Garden Centre
11Chiltern Arrow sportive -- formerly known as the Willesden Reliability Ride, long supported by our club.
... Wherever we choose
18Windsor... Cinnamon Cafe
25Wilstone... P E Mead & Sons Farm Shop