Surrey Forests from Godalming
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A relatively short ride - 29 miles - along wooded roads of Surrey, with easy-moderate climbs. We will begin in Goldaming and head south to join a circular route through Hambledon, Chiddingfold and Cranleigh, returning to Godalming via the Winkworth Arboretum (with azaleas & bluebells) and Hascombe.
This ride with beautiful scenery is similar to Ride 7 in Nick Cotton's Cycle Tours: Surrey and West Sussex.
What to bring
Bike: a road bike or hybrid with road tyres
Helmet: OutdoorLads requires you to wear one
Clothing: lightweight and layered, colourful and/or reflective clothing will make you more visible to other road users
Footwear: suitable for your bike and pedals
Gloves: cycle gloves help avoid blisters, and are good in the cold
Punctures: spare inner tube, bike tyre pump and tyre levers
Tools: any special tools that your bike needs
Small snacks: such as chocolate or energy bars
Plenty of water: in bottle/s on your bike or in a daysack/bladder
Medicines: if you have hay fever, diabetes, minor ailments etc.
Eye protection: avoid getting grit or insects in your eyes, sunglasses are OK if they are not made of glass and not too shaded
Sun cream: take care, even on overcast days
Bike lights: be seen and safe
Storage: small day-sack or a bag on your bike
Mobile Phone: keep it in a waterproof bag for use in emergencies
Food & drink
Please bring a packed lunch and plenty of water & some energy gels.
We'll aim to stop for a picnic in Cranleigh around the half way point to eat our packed lunches. There are a few shops there (Sainsburys, M&S Food, Costa) where we can get extra supplies if required or if you've forgotten to bring a lunch. Note that if we have several punctures along the way we may look to try and eat before we get to Cranleigh, so bringing food with you will help give us flexibility.