Lanes of the Chilterns: Bledlow Ridge & Hambleden Valley

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Road Cycling
Aug 03
2019

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£10.00
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30 miles, 610m elevation+ with 2 climbs over 150m, 4 hours cycling + breaks

Join us for this slightly challenging 30mile/47km circular road ride through the lanes and villages of the Chiltern Hills, taking in the quaint villages, churches, windmills, woodland & an iron age fort, while also taking on climbs up Bledlow Ridge and along the Hambledon Valley.

This road event has a few steep long climbs (by South East standards anyway) but all riders are welcome provided your bike is roadworthy and you have water & food easily available as required. We'll have plenty of stops along the way to enjoy the scenery and let people catch up where required.

If people are struggling with the climbs and wish to leave early, there are escape stations at the 22km and 37km points just before we start the next set of big climbs. Check the route on Garmin Connect below for the gradient profile.

Optional Site Visits

If the group is interested on the day, we'll stop at the Hell Fire Caves & Cafe (£8.50 entry for caves), Saint Lawrence Church and Dashwood Mausoleum in West Wycombe around the 37km mark to see the interesting sites and enjoy the views from the top.
These form part of the West Wycombe park, Village & Hall managed by the National Trust. If people wish to enter the scenic grounds of the Hall then there is an additional £5 charge.

I'm aiming to have lunch in West Wycome park as a picnic as food is available from the Hell Fire Caves Cafe.

Post Event Eurovision Social

For those travelling from London, this ride has been timed to give you ample time to return home to change and make it to the evening ODL Eurovision Social in Kennington, where we will join up with members from the afternoon's bouldering and walking events.

Lanes
St Peter's Churchyard, Hambledon
Hambledon heath
House in the Woods, hambledon
Forest Flag
Oakhurst Cottage Hambledon
Windmill
Lanes
St Peter's Churchyard, Hambledon
Hambledon heath
House in the Woods, hambledon
Forest Flag
Oakhurst Cottage Hambledon
Windmill

Location

51.7183053, -0.84209620000001