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My favourite ride: Surrey

Surrey is a fabulous place in which to be a cyclist: the Olympic road route, the Tour of Britain and of course RideLondon have all passed through its borders recently. CTC's Julie Rand shares the wealth of excellent off-road riding to be found in the county.
Rider on track by Cut Mill

Ride: Godalming (Surrey) – Eashing – Shakleford – Tilford – Frensham – Elstead – Thursley – Milford – Godalming
Distance: c.22 miles 

Maps: Surrey Cycle Guides 4 and 6    Ordnance Survey Landranger 186 Aldershot and Guildford, OS Explorer 145 Guildford and Farnham

CTC Oxfordshire Century Ride 2015

A chance to ride a Century, starting at 8am from Eynsham (Grid Ref SP432094). We'll be heading northwards across the Cotswolds into Warwickshire.  Steady pace 12-14mph. Expect some hills.  Full route details will follow on ctcoxfordshire.org.uk 

Explorer ride - Chinnor

Explorer rides are here to encourage cyclists from all over the county to explore areas they are not yet familiar with.  They are guided by experienced riders who know the best routes - and the best tea shops!

This one starts from Chinnor and is led by Martin Casey.  Among other routes it will cover the traffic-free Phoenix Trail near Thame.

See ctcoxfordshire.org.uk for more info.

WintonMediate

Type: 
Local Group Event (inc DATC and Audax Rides)
Cost: 
£4

An attractive 108 km (67 miles) route starting and finishing at Springvale, Winchester. It heads out thorugh Kings Somborne, via Winterslow to Amesbury and a stop at the Friar Tuck before returning across Salisbury Plain to Winchester.  Full route description will be provided.

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Why I love cycling to work

For nearly a decade CTC's Julie Rand has been cycling to work, she blogs about her choice of route and the highs and lows of being a cycle commuter.
Rider on a track

For nearly ten years, I have commuted daily by bike to CTC National Office in Guildford, Surrey. Luckily for me, it's only 6 miles each way, perfect commuting distance, and there's a choice of excellent road and off-road routes. 

My preferred option involves a mix of quiet suburban roads, country lanes and a canal towpath that allows my husband and I to chat as we ride - me to CTC and him to the local bike recycling project, where he works as a supervisor teaching maintenance skills just a mile from the office.

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Saturday Saunter

Saturday Saunters are up to 20 miles total at an easy pace with a coffee break half-way. Departs at 10 am outside cafe.

Saturday Saunter

Saturday Saunters are up to 20 miles total at an easy pace with a coffee break half-way.

Saturday Saunter

Saturday Saunters are up to 20 miles total at an easy pace with a coffee break half-way.

Saturday Saunter

Saturday Saunters are up to 20 miles total at an easy pace with a coffee break half-way.

Sunday ride

Join us for a ride on country lanes starting in South Hertfordshire. Sunday Rides are about 15 miles between stops at ~ 12 mph.  There will also be someone leading back after the morning coffee stop every Sunday if you need to get home for lunch.  Starting points vary - see http://www.southhertsctc.org.uk/Cycle/weekend-rides for full details.

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