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Sunday away-day ride to Wendover and Little Kingshill

Sunday, 13 August 2017 - 10:00am

Away-day ride start 10am Whiteleaf Cross car park, Princes Risborough HP27 0RP
LUNCH BOOKING ARRANGEMENTS - see below map

Away-day ride in the heart of the Chilterns with plenty of hills and tiny lanes. With over 1000m of ascent over a short distance, this is not a ride for the inexperienced.

Ride report

1047m of ascent is not a huge amount, but squashed into just 62k it makes for a tough day. The 20% section on the final climb of Whiteleaf Hill (aka Peters Lane) was hard work, coming after so many climbs of 12-19%. The narrow lanes afforded good practice at bike-handling skills: the gap between treacherous gravel in the middle and venomous nettles on the left was often no more than a few inches. On a brisk descent, the nettles were probably preferable to the gravel.

Ride leaders

Role Name

Full ride leader

Leader back from coffee

(No leader)

Ride venues and times

Venue Time Notes

Start

Whiteleaf Cross car park, Princes Risborough 10:00am

Please arrive 10 minutes before the start time (especially if you are new, so that we can say hello and sign you up).


Coffee

Rumsey’s Chocolaterie, Wendover 11:30am

For about half an hour.


Lunch

The Full Moon, Little Kingshill 1:15pm

For about an hour.


Finish

Whiteleaf Cross car park, Princes Risborough 4:00pm
All of the times (apart from the start time) are approximate only, as weather or punctures may affect them.

Ride options and attendance

Ride option Distance Pace Attendees

Full ride

62km 20kph

Half day ride

Ride to coffee and back again.

46km 20kph

The pace listed above is the average pace we do, so in general when cycling along the flat we will go a bit faster than the average pace. Please be aware of this if you are wondering whether you will be able to keep up on the ride.