Chilterns

Dr Bikes in the Chilterns this spring
Dr Bikes in the Chilterns this spring

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

Find out more about the Cycle Chilterns project on our dedicated website.

We will be running a variety of activities throughout 2014 for children, adults, local residents and visitors to the area, aimed at encouraging people to get out on their bikes more. Full details are listed below.

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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

Current cycling development projects taking place in the Chilterns include:

Getting ready for spring

Now the weather is improving it's time to get back out on the bike and start exploring the Chilterns Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty - whether it's commuting to work, riding to school, a trip with the family or an epic weekend ride with friends, all riding is good riding. And we're here to help:

Easter Bikeability Training

We are running more free Bikeability training in Buckinghamshire and Hertfordshire during the Easter holidays. Both Bikeability Level 1 and Level 2 will be available during the week with a total of four sessions planned. Two weeks of training in Amersham and Chesham are already confirmed with more dates to follow in Tring/Berkhamsted. Find out more details.

Dr Bike Sessions

Get your bike some TLC at one of our many free Dr Bike sessions taking place at train stations and in towns throughout the Chilterns. Full details of all sessions are available here. Upcoming Dr Bike/Pop-up Shop sessions:

  • 15th March - Cafe Africa, Amersham
  • 18th March - Mountain Mania, Tring & Open Evening
  • Saturday 22nd March - Chesham Local Produce Market 10am-2pm
  • Thursday 27th March - Great Missenden train station, 4-7pm
  • 29th March - Henley Town Market, Henley on Thames, 10-3pm

 

The Chiltern BreweryThe Brewery Rides

A series of rides based around some of the fantastic, traditional English breweries in the Chilterns.

April 2014 - Tring Brewery

Find out more about the 'Brewery Rides' on our new website.

 

Off-Road Skills Training for Children and Adults

During the March we will be running two off-road skills training sessions for children  and two for adults at Aston Hill using the new pumptrack. Sessions will be free and will last for 2 hours. Sessions will take place in March, Saturday 15th and Saturday 22nd. Full booking details are on our website.

Cycle Routes and Itineraries

We have a list of cycling routes on the Routes page of our new 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

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...
Free bike safety checks in the Chilterns this winter
Free bike safety checks from Dr Bike
Cycle Chilterns will be running a number of free bike safety check sessions at town markets and train stations across the Chilterns this winter.
Aston Hill Pumptrack Off to a Flying Start
4yr Old Frankie Morehouse was the first rider on Aston Hill's new Pumptrack
Aston Hill Bike Park celebrated 16 years as one of the South’s Premier Mountain Bike destinations with a day’s racing on the Parks infamous Black Run Downhill and the opening of a new Pumptrack...

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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  • Patron: Her Majesty The Queen
  • President: Jon Snow
  • Chief Executive: Gordon Seabright
  • Cyclists' Touring Club (CTC): A company limited by guarantee, registered in England no.25185. Registered as a charity in England and Wales No 1147607 and in Scotland No SC042541
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