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Electric bikes set to put spring in your step in the Chilterns

24 March 2015
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 Chilterns Bike Hub in Great Missenden.
Health Rides - great for all ages and abilities

CTC’s cycling development project, Cycle Chilterns, has partnered with local business, The Bicycle Workshop, to provide electric and hybrid bikes and create a new and much-needed cycle hire centre in the Chilterns.

 

To encourage people to give electric bikes a go, from 25th March to the end of April, you can hire one for £5 or free with a valid bus or train ticket or season ticket. The national cycling charity, has also given Lovelo in Berkhamsted two e-bikes and will be running the same special offer.

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Cycle Chilterns Ladies Only Rides

For 2015 Cycle Chilterns are running another series of organised rides in South Buckinghamshire. The ladies only rides are fun, recreational group bike rides led by an experienced female cyclist and will explore the country lanes and quieter roads of the Chilterns. All of the rides start in quiet market towns, most of which have train stations for easy access.

Ride leader Helen Biggerstaff has many years of experience and will be able to give information on what bike and kit to purchase and where to find female friendly bike shops.

Cycle Chilterns - Red Squirrel Brewery Ride

Type: 
Local Group Event (inc DATC and Audax Rides)
Cost: 
Free

The last in the Cycle Chilterns series of winter Brewery Rides. Same format as usual; turn up at the brewery between 10am and 11am and grab a 'Beer Token'. Head out on your bike for a bit and do your own thing or follow our suggested route map and on your return you can exchange your 'Beer Token' for 'Actual Beer'. What's not to love?

Rides are open to everyone. Absolutely everyone. (Except under 18s for obvious reasons.)

Cycle Chilterns - Red Squirrel Brewery Shop Ride

Type: 
Local Group Event (inc DATC and Audax Rides)
Cost: 
Free

The second in the Cycle Chilterns series of winter brewery rides. Same format as usual; turn up at the shop between 10am and 11am and grab a 'Beer Token' then head out on your bike for a bit and do your own thing or follow our suggested route map and on your return you can exchange your 'Beer Token' for 'Actual Beer'. What's not to love?

Saturday Saunter

The rides are for people who want to cycle more, but are put off by the state of the roads and the traffic and the lack of suitable group rides.  The format is an easy led ride incorporating a coffee stop, using quieter roads and traffic free-routes.  The ride gives an opportunity both to gain confidence in traffic and discover routes that avoid busy roads. 

Five Miles to Fabulous

The rides are for women who want to cycle, but are put off by the state of the roads and the traffic and the lack of suitable group rides.  The format is an easy ride incorporating a coffee stop, using quieter roads and traffic free-routes.  The ride gives an opportunity both to gain confidence in traffic and discover routes that avoid busy roads. 

Wednesday evening ride

These brisk rides start 7:30 pm at St Albans War Memorial

BucksMTB Rides with Cycle Chilterns

Join CTC affiliate club, BucksMTB, for a great introduction to mountain bike riding in the Chilterns this year on one of their regular weekend group rides.

Cycle Chilterns Health Rides

Each ride will start from Great Missenden station at 5pm and last for around an hour. The rides are for adults and everyone from 18-100 is welcome, (and over 100 if you’re still fit enough to ride! Ed.) no matter what you’re current level of fitness or ability on a bike.

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