This adventurous route
follows in the footsteps of the poet John Betjeman to discover Metro-Land
. Starting in Sudbury, close to Betjeman’s beloved Brent Valley, the ride ascends Harrow on the Hill (another Betjeman poem), descending into Harrow Weald then out into the countryside up Clamp Hill and along Old Redding, to enjoy views over the Weald and back towards Harrow Hill. Then it's on to Oxhey Woods and Moor Park, you can stop in Northwood for a breather and to see an iconic suburban road at 16.6 miles from '70's sitcom
heaven! There's so much to see on this great route.
This counter-clockwise route has 1,454 feet of climbs. Notable climbs are Mount Park Rd at 2 miles 7.6%, Clamp Hill at 7.2 miles 7.8%, Oxhey Dr at 10.8 Miles 9.1%, London Rd at 14.8 miles 11% and Hillside Rise at 18.3 miles 6.5%. The pace is expected to average 10 mph over the ride.
The starting point is 0.8 mile and a 4 minutes ride from North Wembley station
using this route
. Car parking at the starting point should be free.
All participants are expected to bring:
• A bike in good working order with tyres pumped to the correct pressure. Please conduct a pre-ride safety check
on your bike.
• A cycle helmet.
• Carry at least a spare inner tube, pump and tyre levers.
for the expected weather.
• A drink and a snack.
• Lights if there is any chance of poor visibility.
This Spokes medium pace ride (9-11mph average) is organised by Spokes SW Herts Cycling Group. If you enjoy the ride please consider joining Spokes and support our campaign for better routes for cyclists in South West Herts. You'll find more details here
where you will also find our calendar of planned rides.