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

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

We're organising 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. (See 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

Summertime

Current cycling development projects taking place in the Chilterns include:

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:

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.

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

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.

Dr Bike Sessions

Our programme of free Dr Bike sessions will continue throughout the summer so pop down and get your bike tuned up and safe to ride. Full details of all sessions are  listed on our "Events" page. Upcoming Dr Bike/Pop-up Shop sessions:

  • Saturday 17th May - Cafe Africa, Amersham
  • Saturday 17th May - Henley Town Market, Henley on Thames, 10am-3pm
  • Saturday 24th May - Chesham Local Produce Market 10am-2pm
  • tbc - Great Missenden train station, 4-7pm
  • Saturday 28th June - Chesham Local Produce Market 10am-2pm
  • Saturday 28th June - Henley Town Market, Henley on Thames, 10am-3pm

Summer Holiday 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 in Amersham, Berkhamsted, Chesham and Tring.

Shoretrax Events

We'll be attending the Herts County Show, Bucks County Show and the Chiltern Countryside and Food Festival throughout the year with a Shoretrax portable MTB track for kids and adults to try out along with information, competitions and giveaways. Come and see us! Read more...

Offroad and Mountain Biking in the Chilterns - Rides and Skills Training

Local CTC affiliate club BucksMTB have organised some "Mountain bike rides for all" throughout the summer aimed at beginners and families. We'll also be organising some mountain bike skills courses for children on our new "Aston Hill pumptrack" Details will be announced soon, keep an eye on our website for dates.

Tour of Britain in the Chilterns

On Friday 12th September, stage 6 of the Tour of Britain will pass through the Chilterns AONB and finish in Hemel Hempstead. A variety of events will take place across the Chilterns around this time. Details will be announced over the summer.

 

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.

 

 

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...
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!
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.

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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  • President: Jon Snow
  • Chief Executive: Paul Tuohy
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