Chilterns

Stage 6 Chilterns Tour of Britain leaders
Stage 6 Chilterns Tour of Britain leaders, Hemel Hempstead

The CTC are the lead partner for a Local Sustainable Transport Fund project aimed at encouraging more visitors to travel to the Chilterns by rail and to increase cycling within the Chilterns as an alternative to the car.

Cycle Chilterns

Full details about all of the Cycle Chilterns project activities are listed on our dedicated website.

During 2015 there will be plenty of activities and events to join in, as well as group rides and routes to try out. There's something for everyone in the Chilterns Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty.

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Come back to visit this page to keep up to date with more projects developing in the area. You can also find us on Facebook/CycleChilterns, follow us on Twitter @CycleChilterns or contact Senior Development Officer for the project, Sara Randle

Activities 2015

There's plenty to do in the Chilterns, whether you're an experienced cyclist or just starting out, we've something for everyone:

The Brewery Rides

Popular as every these "Rides with a pint" will continue with more suggested cycle routes, maps and gpx downloads being added. All the latest info is on the Brewery Ride web article.

  • Saturday 7th February - Haresfoot Brewery, Berkhamsted
  • Saturday 7th March - Red Squirrel Brewery Shop, Chesham
  • Saturday 14th March - Red Squirrel Brewery, Potten End nr Hemel Hempstead

Health Rides

Join one of our new Health Rides starting in Great Missenden from the end of May until the end of June. A great way to get back into cycling. Find out more on our "Health Rides - get fit, have fun" page. Let us know if you'd like to see more Health rides throughout the year or in a different area and we might add some more dates.

Ladies Only Rides - April to September

Starting in April the rides take place one a month until September. Aimed at ladies who want to get back into cycling, they're short, gentle rides with an emphasis on fun, tea and cake. Read more...

Twyford Station Pop-up Shop - "Station Cycle Solutions" - Every Tuesday

In partnership with Bainton Bikes and First Great Western we are supporting a pop-up shop at Twyford train station. The new venture, 'Station Cycle Solutions' will operate once a week to start with offering bicycle repairs and plan to expand into sales, hire and more and increase the number of days they attend the station.

Women's Tour of Britain in the Chilterns

On Sunday 21st June, the Chilterns will host the final stage of the second Women's Tour of Britain with exciting racing from Marlow to Hemel Hempstead. In 2014, the Chilterns stage of the men's Tour of Britain provided the best stage in the history of the modern tour and is set to do the same for the women. Watch out for a whole host of activities and events taking place over the weekend and during the summer.

Cycle Hire and Electric Bikes at the Cycle Chilterns Bike Hub

There's a new cycle hire provider and e-bike centre based at Great Missenden in Buckinghamshire.

Cycle Routes and Itineraries

We have a list of over 30 cycling routes on the Cycle Routes page of our website. Over the coming months the Cycle Chilterns team will be developing more on and off road cycle routes and suggested route itineraries for a range of abilities. There are already a variety of excellent cycle routes in the area, some of which are signposted and some that can be followed using detailed maps and leaflets.

A list of existing cycle routes and downloadable leaflets is available on the Chilterns AONB website. Local authority websites and local groups also provide information for cyclists and are a good source of cycle routes in the surrounding areas.

 

News

Electric bikes set to put spring in your step in the Chilterns
Health Rides - great for all ages and abilities
CTC is giving cycling in the Chilterns a boost this spring with electric bikes, a new cycle hire fleet and rides galore packed into a new cycling guide. Sara Randle shines a light on the Cycle...
CTC brings the Tour of Britain to the Chilterns
Slopes in the Chilterns
This September, the world's top cyclists will be racing through the Chilterns largely owing to the work of Sara Randle, CTC Senior Development Officer for the Chilterns Sustainable Gateways...
Easter Bikeability training with Cycle Chilterns
Morning Bikeability level 1 session at Amersham
Designed to give the next generation the skills and confidence to ride their bikes on today’s roads, Bikeability is cycling proficiency for the 21st century. Train with Cycle Chilterns!

Guides

Family cycling at Ashridge Estate
Family cycling on Ashridge Estate
For a fun outing for all the family, explore the beautiful Ashridge Estate in the Chilterns.
The Henley-on-Thames 'Short Cycle' Route
Ride start in Henley
A short scenic route from Henley-on-Thames, around some of the more famous scenes in the Chilterns, and back to the riverside town to indulge in one of their finest cafes.
Guide to Cycling and Touring in the Chilterns
Cycling in the Chilterns
Thinking of touring around the South East of England? With good train and bus links to either the Bucks, Herts or Wokingham end of the Chilterns, it's worth an explore. Here is a basic guide to...

Case Studies

Cycle Chilterns summer Bikeability sessions give children more confidence!
Morning Bikeability level 1 session at Amersham
Last summer, 37 children took part in a successful series of Bikeability courses run by the Cycle Chilterns project. The courses took place over two weeks in Tring and Amersham.

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