West Surrey CTC
We are CTC's official local group for the West Surrey area with riding groups to suit most abilities. Surrey is great for cycling, with challenging hills, vast tracts of common land and more trees than any other county in England. That's not to say we can't offer flatter rides as well - try the Downs Link from Guildford heading south all the way to the coast. There are canal towpaths to ride along, and a whole infrastructure of sign posted routes - the Surrey Cycleway, with free maps available.
Our members have a wealth of knowledge about the best roads (and tracks) to ride so you can guarantee a great ride if you come out with us.
About The Group
Most of our members live in or around the towns of Guildford, Woking, Godalming, Farnham, Haslemere, Camberley and Frimley and most of our rides start from pre-arranged locations within this area. We offer mainly on-road rides at a range of speeds and over a range of distances.
Our organised rides mostly take the form of day or half day rides, usually on a Sunday or a Wednesday, starting between 9am and 10am. We meet at a variety of locations in our area and take advantage of quiet lanes wherever possible. We stop for coffee mid-morning and then for lunch, often at a pleasant country pub. Alternatively, those who prefer to bring their own food are welcome to do so. In the afternoon we usually stop at a café or garden centre for tea and cakes.
Whatever your ability, if you're in our area then you would be most welcome to join one of our rides, even if you're not a member (although you'll be encouraged to join if you decide you like the rides we organise). There is no charge for joining one of our rides.
About our rides
We organise cycle rides of different lengths and different speeds, so there’s a good chance that there will be one that will suit your level of fitness -or lack of it! We’re into leisure cycling in this club, not riding or looking like we’re in the Tour de France!
Even if you’re not a member, you can come along on one of our rides to see how you like riding with us. Just let the ride leader know you’re new when you turn up or, better still, give him / her a call beforehand. If you’re not used to riding in a group, we’ll help you quickly to get used to it. If you enjoy the experience and decide to come out with us on a regular basis, we’ll ask you to consider joining the club. Membership offers many benefits – you can take a look at these by scrolling further down this page.
Our rides usually take place on a Sunday or a Wednesday and take the form of day or half day rides, starting between 9.00 and 10.00am. We meet at a variety of locations in our area and take advantage of quiet lanes wherever possible. We usually stop for coffee mid-morning and longer rides then stop for lunch, often at a pleasant country pub (or you can bring your own food if you prefer). In the afternoon we usually stop at a café or garden centre for tea and cakes.