Sunday 29th October 2017 9:30am

Starting from - Northbound platform, North Harrow Metropolitan Line station in time to catch the 0943 to Chesham, HA2 7SR

This Harrow Cyclists ride is open for anyone to join

  • 13.1 miles
  • Mountain Bike, Hybrid (off road tyres), Hybrid (road tyres)
  • 3 hr 20 mins
  • Steady
  • Harrow
  • Adults 16+ only

Starting point

HA2 7SR

Northbound platform, North Harrow Metropolitan Line station in time to catch the 0943 to Chesham

We shall be taking the 0943 train from North Harrow arriving in Chesham at 1014. This ride will get your heart pumping in more ways than one, covering some of the most beautiful Chiltern countryside as we descend the Chess Valley from Chesham to Croxley along quiet lanes. There are some hills (it is the Chilterns, after all) but you can push your bike up them if necessary and we always wait for the slowest rider. The views are stunning. There are a few short, busier stretches of road. Leaving Chesham we pass through Ley Hill, Latimer and Chenies before re-crossing the Chess and climbing to Sarratt. We'll have a drink in The Boot before descending to Croxley via Rousebarn Lane. The ride ends at Croxley Metropolitan Line station, from which you can take the train back to Harrow. Don't forget to pump up your tyres, check your brakes are working and wheels turning, and bring an Oyster card, water, a snack for energy, money for a drink in the pub, and a bike lock. If you can change your tyre - bring a spare inner tube! A hybrid is the best kind of bike for this ride as there are both road stretches up hills, and sections on tracks which could be muddy after rain.

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