Chilterns

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.

BucksMTB members have been riding and promoting mountain biking in the Chilterns for many years and have built up a wealth of experience and knowledge of routes in the area. In 2013 with the help of Cycle Chilterns funding, five more group members were trained on the CTC’s Mountain Bike Leader Course to become ride leaders.

Cycle Chilterns summer Bikeability sessions give children more confidence!

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.
Morning Bikeability level 1 session at Amersham

For those of you not familiar with Bikeability, it is the new 'cycling proficiency'. Two levels were offered during the week, with Level 1 covering basic bike skills in a playground and Level 2 covering road skills. The course aims to give children more confidence and awareness of being on the road.

Many parents signed up for the course to give them a bit of peace of mind for when their children cycle with their friends on the road, arming them with the right skills and increasing their awareness.

Cycle Chilterns Brewery Ride - Lovibonds Brewery

The Cycle Chilterns 'Brewery Rides' are a series of rides taking place throughout the winter months with added incentive. Each route will be a 15-20 mile road route with a stop-off during the ride or at the end to enjoy a pint of real ale from one of the many fantastic breweries in the area. The rides are open to everyone.

Cycle Chilterns Brewery Ride - Tring Brewery

The Cycle Chilterns 'Brewery Rides' are a series of rides taking place throughout the winter months with added incentive. Each route will be a 15-20 mile road route with a stop-off during the ride or at the end to enjoy a pint of real ale from one of the many fantastic breweries in the area. The rides are open to everyone.

Tring Brewery - Circular Ride

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Free bike safety checks in the Chilterns this winter

Cycle Chilterns will be running a number of free bike safety check sessions at town markets and train stations across the Chilterns this winter.
Free bike safety checks from Dr Bike

To help keep your bike running smoothly and safely this winter we will be holding regular Dr Bike sessions at a variety of locations across the Chilterns. During each session a qualified mechanic from a local bike shop will perform a free, basic bike safety check while you wait.

Basic bike maintenance is important at any time of year, but particularly during winter when weather conditions, dirt and grit on the road can cause problems with brakes and gears much quicker than in the dry summer months.

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A pleasant surprise on the north-east Chilterns Cycleway

Having spent much of the summer riding sections of the Chilterns Cycleway in the central Chilterns, it was time to venture further afield to see what the rest of Hertfordshire and Bedfordshire had to offer.
Sundon Hills Country Park

The area covered by the Chilterns Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty is actually split into two distinct sections by the M1 corridor and Luton - apparently these aren't considered to be beautiful bits of countryside. So I spend most of my time riding in the main block of the Chilterns through Buckinghamshire and west Hertfordshire.

Cycle Chilterns MTB Rides

At Bridgman Cycles we believe that it's all about getting on the bike and having a blast, So every Saturday at 9.30am we encourage all you mountain bikers to meet us at the shop and get out for a guided ride, exploring local trails.

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Aston Hill Pumptrack Off to a Flying Start

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 funded by Cycle Chilterns.
4yr Old Frankie Morehouse was the first rider on Aston Hill's new Pumptrack

The new Pumptrack compliments the 5 downhill trails, a 4X track and the 5 mile Cross-Country Trails already on Aston Hill providing a much needed facility for younger riders visiting Aston Hill to get into mountain biking. That’s not to say that the Pumptrack is just for kids and it was great to see riders of all ages and abilities putting in laps of the track on the opening evening.

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Fifty gloriumptious miles around Great Missenden

Making the most of the good weather, Cycle Chilterns’ Sara Randle explores some unknown sections of the Chilterns Cycleway on an unexpectedly tough 50 mile road ride with a beastly trio of climbs.
A steady incline on quiet roads in the Chilterns

The great thing about a 170 mile fully signposted cycle route is that it makes it easy to explore areas of the Chilterns without the hassle of maps, route cards or staring at a tiny GPS screen. All you have to do is find the little brown signs and follow them for a while. So on a summer afternoon I set off with two friends to an area we hadn’t ridden in before - the central Chilterns.

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