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Sunday away-day ride to Wendover and Prestwood

Sunday, 16 October 2016 - 10:00am

This is our October away-day ride, starting 10am at Whiteleaf Cross car park, Princes Risborough, HP27 ORP

Ride report

Waking up to torrential rain beating against the bedroom window is not the most welcome sound on the morning of a day ride. But tourist cyclists often have to ride all day in heavy rain and anyway the forecast looked much better by coffee time. Getting lost en route sometimes happens during a ride, but it was unusual that 3 riders managed to get lost looking for the start! Especially in National Map Reading Week, with a 6 digit grid reference to hand. Lots of steep hills. There were so many, that a climb of a mere 10% came as a relief. The finale, just 1km from the end, was Kop Hill, King of the Mountains stage in the 2014 tour. And this came on tired legs, after the only double arrow climb in the Cycleway – up to Dunsmore from the west and well over 20%.

Ride leaders

Role Name

Full ride leader

Leader back from coffee

(No leader)

Ride venues and times

Venue Time


Whiteleaf Cross car park, Princes Risborough 10am


Rumsey’s Chocolaterie, Wendover 11am


The Polecat Inn, Prestwood 1pm


Whiteleaf Cross car park, Princes Risborough
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

53km 20kph

Half day ride

Ride to coffee and back home again.

26km 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.