Cycle Club Social Sunday 20th September 2015

We are having a get together after next week’s ride at the Swan and Bottle which is located next to the canal on the Oxford Road heading out to the A40 (UB8 1LZ).

The plan is to meet up at 9.00 at active4less and depending on the turnout do a 10, 20 or 30 mile run (choose which one you would like) finishing up at the Swan and Bottle. All this will depend of course on the weather!

If you are interested just turn up at 9.00 at the gym or join us at the Swan and Bottle from about 12.00 or talk to Pam or Len (07917022639

The Cycle Club usually meet every Saturday at 9.00 all through the year so if you cannot make this you are welcome to come along any time.



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Sept 2015 update

We have been relatively quiet this year in terms of big rides but we are out every Saturday at 9.00 for our 20 mile circular rides from the gym so do come along if you want to join in.

If you are put off by either the distance or the fact that we are regular cyclists you may want to join in on a shorter ride which Pam is starting up. Depending upon numbers we will split the ride to enable people to choose which ride they would like.

We are also planning a ‘social’ ride Saturday 19th or Sunday 20th September – stopping off at a pub for some lunch – we will tailor the route to the ability of the riders coming along.

If you are interested in the above come along on a Saturday or speak to Pam/Len

Len can be contacted at

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Mount Vernon Hospital/Michael Sobell House Hospice Bike Ride 17th May 2015

This was our 5th year doing this ride and we followed a similar 33 mile route to last year taking us from Mount Vernon through Rickmansworth, Chorleywood, up to Bovingdon and Hemel Hempstead before returning via Saratt and Croxley Green. Bit better weather this year warming up during the morning and was quite sunny by the end. A few steep climbs to challenge the legs and lungs but overall a good day enjoyed by most. Few more of us this year (apologies if I missed anyone out) – Len, Pam, Linda, Steve plus 2 daughters and one boyfriend, Matilda, Nikki, Stuart and Liam, Jo, Tracey, and Anne.

You can view the route we took by clicking here (hit the play button when page loads) and look at the photos here (in folder Mount Vernon 2015).

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Cycle Club 2015

IMG_2631The Cycle Club has been going strong throughout the winter for some of us hardier souls but as the weather starts to improve we invite new people to join us on our Saturday morning rides.

We set off from outside the gym at 9.00 and usually ride a 20 mile circuit getting back about 11.30.

The rides are tailored to those who come along. We stop at all junctions so no-one gets lost and ride at a pace which allows the more experienced cyclists to stretch their legs whilst the slower riders can also keep in touch.

We have been cycling together since 2007 – you can see pictures of some of our rides by clicking here

We also take part in charity rides and sportives throughout the year for those who enjoy a longer ride and will advertise these here. At the moment we have the following planned:

Sunday 29 March 2015 British Heart Foundation

Setting off from Kempton Park Race course, this 40 mile route will take you through the outer fringes of London into the beautiful countryside and open roads until you reach Christchurch Meadows in the heart of the bustling town of Reading. Entry is £15.

Sunday May 17th 2015 – Michael Sobell Hospice Bike ride

The 33 mile route will start and finish at the hospice in Northwood and takes riders through Amersham, Bovingdon and Hemel Hempstead.

Entry fee is £15 by Friday 8th May; £20 thereafter or on the day. The route will be signposted and marshalled where possible. There will also be a water stop and comfort break location en route.

Any questions please speak to Pam, Linda, Len (email below) or ask at reception

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Prudential Ridelondon Freecycle 9th August 2014

An estimated 50,000 cyclists took to the streets of London after some of its most famous – and most busy – streets were closed to cars and lorries. The second Prudential RideLondon event saw people of all ages ride around a ten-mile circuit that took in some of the capital’s top landmarks, including Buckingham Palace, the Houses of Parliament, St Paul’s Cathedral and the Tower of London. Find out more here

Len, Linda Pam and Matilda joined a guided ride into London from Ickenham, along the A40 cycle path and then via the canal path to Paddingon, through Hyde and Green parks to the entry point on the Mall. 16 miles into London (mainly canal path), 10 miles around London, and 16 miles back. Weather was good and it was a nice leisurely ride after the Woodcote ride the previous week

You can view the route we took by clicking here and look at the photos here (in folder Prudential Freecycle 2014)

We are still out every Saturday for our 20 miles circular route around Uxbridge and hope to do Oxford and back in September


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Woodcote Chilterns Classic August 3rd 2014

This was a varied ride along the Thames Valley, through the Goring Gap and up into the south Chilterns! The route takes you from intricate lanes and steep, wooded Thames side climbs, to the broad, open sweeps below the Oxfordshire Ridgeway. Variously fast & flowing with some steep climbs, but always scenic. All in all a very rewarding ride on a warm summers day.

Len,Pam,Linda,Stuart,Steve,Lian & Matilda all completed this sportive – Len and Steve doing the 88 miles and everyone else the 57 miles.

You can view the route we took by clicking here and look at the photos here (in folder Woodcote 2014)






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Dates for the diary

Organised rides we are looking into include the Chiltern Classic Sportive on June 28, Woodcote Chilterns Classic on Aug 3rd, Prudential Ride London FreeCycle on Aug 9th as well as our own London to Oxford Ride in September.

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