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  • What time are drinks? Tuesday is TrixieDix so I might have to do alternate weeks!

  • We meet at the Lamb at abou 6.30, leave at 7 to get to the flask for 8. We usualy leave thhe flask at 10 to go and get pizza.

  • Here's the forum ride to Canterbury last year, albeit with the section to my house removed.

    [ame]http://www.bikely.com/maps/bike-path/191­030[/ame

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  • I had this idea for a South London parks ride (only you don't actually ride in the parks). I think it's a fun route except the Old Kent Road bit (that's my commute so I'm incapable of doing something more creative).

    Now that I think about it I might try and double the distance by adding Victoria, Regents and Hyde.

    As it is you hit Clapham Common, Brockley, Dulwich, Peckham Rye, and the beautiful Burgess Park.

    I did this yesterday and enjoyed it. Aside from the wind. Also, it didn't help that I threw my chain just after cresting Tulse Hill and spent an hour trying to jerk it loose in the cold...

    Route by Serk
    Ride South last ridden 8th March 09
    Sunday: Day Ride
    28 KMs (ish)/ 17 Miles
    Traffic / Roads / Hill(s)

    http://www.gmap-pedometer.com/?r=2620924­

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  • Does anyone use mapmyride ? The best if you want to add the route in your GPS.

  • Does anyone use mapmyride ? The best if you want to add the route in your GPS.

    I tried using it a lot when I got the iPhone App. If you have an iPhone it's pretty nice in that it will track your route for you and you can go view it online later. Cuts out all the clicking...

    Unfortunately it just can't seem to find me and stay with me very well. Maybe it's London. I might try it again next time just to see if they've improved it at all.

  • Does anybody know any particularly quiet routes from the west end, up to ally pally, don't mind a few extra miles just like to avoid the big junctions/faster roads?

  • dudes does anyone have any routes south, approx 40-50 miles, a couple of hills, some scenic bits, got to start getting out more on the weekends, and need to put some miles in the legs, any preferred routes you know the dilly-oh, post 'em up and I'll start getting out on the geared bike for a bit more training...

    also does anyone know some of the routes that brixton cycles take on a sunday, out from crystal palace, as I wouldn't mind having a go on them...

  • Okay, have done this many times, and a few times with some on here. Also, this is the route we do on the Tuesday night though we miss out the Box Hill bit and go straight from Dorking up to Ranmore Common and back to Effingham Junction.

    Corny, you should do this route on the weekend some time. It will meet your needs.

    Cheat sheet attached.

    http://www.gmap-pedometer.com/?r=2653099­


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  • How do you 'stop recording'?!

  • dudes does anyone have any routes south, approx 40-50 miles, a couple of hills, some scenic bits, got to start getting out more on the weekends, and need to put some miles in the legs, any preferred routes you know the dilly-oh, post 'em up and I'll start getting out on the geared bike for a bit more training...

    also does anyone know some of the routes that brixton cycles take on a sunday, out from crystal palace, as I wouldn't mind having a go on them...

    I took my freshly built up geared bike out last sunday. With no real destination in mind I left from East Dulwich, headed past my parents place in Beckenham, cutting passed the town centre to the left of the station, straight through to Bromley, passed the market square and straight on, following signs to Biggin Hill.

    I had figured that would have been a good destination but I only had about 20k on the clock by the time I got there, so I headed on passed the air field, took a left at a signpost to Downe and found myself on a beautiful little country road. Stumbled on Charles Darwin's house after a mile or so and stopped for a cup of tea (lycra shorts in the cafe mmmm yeah), then carried on. Turned right after a while and started following signs to Sevenoaks. Avoided the turning to the M25 and got on the A21, or 22 or something, and headed pretty much straight to Sevenoaks. Got there with 46k on the clock and turned back. It was such a nice route a followed it back the same way (didn't want to get lost either!).

    Lot's of beautiful country roads, with high hedges and quick corners leading out to stunning views across green valleys bathed in afternoon sunshine. Heaven. I also found out that I'd inadvertantly ridden across the Downs to get to Sevenoaks. Hit 56kph on one downhill, and that's with two wheels that need trueing and some of the oldest tyres I've ever ridden on! Bodes well for the Tour of Flanders. I hope...

  • there is plenty of good riding around downe and cudham, you don't even need to go over the m25 to do a decent 50-60 miles.

  • Just done this. Nice little ride around some lesser spotted bits of town, some busy some quiet.

    Route: Urban, ends hilly.
    Distance: 20.5miles
    Time: Evening.
    Duration: 1hr 15 at good pace.

    http://www.gmap-pedometer.com/?r=2668833­

    Sorry guys, don't know how to link the pics....

  • Regent's Park to Richmond Park
    (quiet. light-traffic route, including detour via Hyde Park)

    http://www.gmap-pedometer.com/?r=2817940­

    Regent's Park>Baker St>Paddington>across Ladbroke Grove>round S of Shepherd's Bush r'bout>round N of Hammersmith Bridge avoiding r'bout>Hamm Bridge>Barnes>Priory Lane>Richmond Park.

    Most of this route is part of the london cycle paths but a few crucial points are NOT signposted. Lena Gardens (crossing Shepherd's Bush road) is crucial (mile 9) as this avoids all the main roads in the area. Miss this road, and you have no other option to use the main roads to cross the tube line (also marked)

    Hyde Park isn't marked accurately on this route.
    The piece through Barnes goes across a very small park and onto a very small pathway.
    Hammersmith Bridge has traffic but it is usually stationary.

  • Here's one for Battersea to Box hill via Richmond Park on the way out, looping back via Carshalton on the way back. (Mostly quiet roads once you get out of town)

    http://www.gmap-pedometer.com/?r=2873174­

    Took a wrong turn at mile 16 so the bit over the A3 was a bridleway track (OK in the dry but you might get stuck on slicks in the wet - don’t this section on your fav rims!) [The planned route at this point was to head from Claygate to Chessington and then Ewell towards Epsom]

    Also at mile 20.5 (Epsom) I was going to head down the A24 for a mile and pick up the back roads to my 23 mile marker, but had the bright idea of going up to see the race course which didn't add any distance but did add a nice climb that could have been avoided if you look at the elevation at this point. (I might use this part of the route to ride to the Derby next weekend)

    The 53 miles took me (An unfit novice) a leisurely 5hrs with a 45 min stop at Boxhill to take in the view. Managed it all ridding fixed 42x16 btw (My longest fixed ride to date)

  • that looks like a nice route but to make it even nicerer you can go through walton on the hill/hurst rd/hurst lane then descend lodge bottom road (this is ace on a geared bike) to go up box hill.

  • Thanks, I was going to add a note saying that the insane might like to add an optional Box Hill loop to this! (But I forgot)

  • Here are links to a nice out and back to brighton, though you could just use one or the other - not too much in the way of main roads which makes for an enjoyable trip. Heads out from Hampton/Hampton Court.
    OUT and BACK

    HERE's a link for the Surrey Rumble Sportif route. Nothing too challenging and makes for a good 5/6hr ride. I rode the event singlespeed.

    Finally HERE's a favorite surrey hills route (96km) with some pointy bits, could be done singlespeed though the ride up winterfold would probably be an experience. Doing it fixed might be a bit of an ask.

    Routes can be downloaded in various formats including Garmin 705 friendly.

  • did this route down to brighton over night on friday just gone with a few mates.
    very hilly, got up all bar the ditchling with the fixed gear.
    goes past a couple of very well placed pubs and the route is fairly quite for the most part.
    has some lovely country roads.

    http://www.gmap-pedometer.com/?r=3024261­

  • nice thread

  • Thank you Plingboot & Skive.

    4 of the North's did a variation of Simon Legg[ame="http://www.bikely.com/maps/bike-path/FNR­ttC-May-2008-Brighton"]'s

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    (Oliver's night ride[/ame])
    Our variation was to avoid Gatwick and ride through Horley - cheat sheet is below

    Skive's route avoids Reigate Hill and the one-way and for that reason might be a better route, however I have no knowledge of Croydon.
    Plingboot's looks fun for those West or for those starting at Richmond Park and in need of more riding.

    After Mitcham, this route is largely quiet.

    London to Brighton (3 hills)

    MITCHAM - WALLINGTON - REIGATE - HORLEY - TURNER's HILL- SELSFIELD - ARDINGLY - WIVESFIELD GRN - DITCHLING

    Clapham South
    L-Tooting Broadway Stn (Mitcham Road)
    R-(road curves past Tooting BR)
    L-Upper Green (towards Mitcham Junction) KFC on RIGHT/KEEP the GREEN on your LEFT

    S - A237 to through Wallington...downhill into
    R - Chipstead Valley Road (Right at the POST OFFICE mini r'bout)..& 300m
    L - Portnalls Road (1st Hill)

    S- Couldsdon Lane
    L - High Road (towards Brighton road (A127)
    S - Blackhorse Lane
    R - Brigton Road (over M25)
    2nd Exit - Reigate Hill (downhill - FRONT BRAKE!/Busy Road/Walk down?)
    Reigate one way - A217 to Gatwick
    L Bell St (signs to A127 Gatwick)
    R Lonesome Lane (2 roads after "Woodhatch" junction _Petrol Station at main junction)
    S Meath Green Lane
    R(1st L) - Vicarage Lane
    S Victoria Road towards and passed Horley BR
    R Balcombe Road (B2306) (Gatwick on R)
    L - Antlands Lane (B2307) under M23
    S - then R Effingham Lane
    R - W Park Road
    S - Turner's Hill Road (B2028) (2nd Hill) & Turner's Hill pub/shop

    S - Selsfield Road stay on B2028 to Ardingly
    S - Lindfield Road to Lindfield
    L - Lewes Road (B2111)
    R - A272 towards Hayward's Heath (1st Left)
    1L = Slugwash lane
    R - Green Road to Wivelsfield
    L - Common Lane (Ditchling) *(3rd Hill)
    S Beacon Road - Ditchling Road to BRIGHTON
    Note one small hill after Ditchling.

    All hills except Ditchling are doable fixed but take care downhill into Reigate town centre.

  • wicked ARVY, I riding to the sea today and was trying to frind a good route that had instructions could print out instead of jut maps. This will do nicely

  • Thank you Plingboot & Skive.

    4 of the North's did a variation of Oliver Shick's night ride



    Our variation was to avoid Gatwick and ride through Horley - cheat sheet is below

    Good stuff, arvy. FYI, the route you link to isn't mine but Simon Legg's. My version is here (and we'll do this again on the 29th for the Overnight to Brighton ride Take 3):

    http://www.bikely.com/maps/bike-path/Bri­ghton-Route-used-on-LFGSS-Brighton-overn­ight-rides-2009


    Thread for Take 3 here:

    http://www.londonfgss.com/thread24819.ht­ml?highlight=overnight+brighton

  • Some TNRC routes:

    http://www.bikemap.net/route/291825#lt=5­1.83663&ln=0.14969&z=11&t=3 Roydon in herts
    [ame]http://www.bikemap.net/route/279148[/ame­] Essex
    [ame]http://www.bikemap.net/route/282540[/ame­] Surrey Hills

    enjoy and meanwhile I will try to get the others collected on this post too

  • Hey guys,

    Been a while since I've posted on here... Hope everyone's well!!!

    Thinking of doing a nice Sunday pm ride from Hackney to Epping Forest and back this weekend... Anyone got any good routes?

    I thought up through Tottenham, then Walthamstow would be good, but not sure about the way back...

    Anyone got any tips?

    Cheers!

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