Sunday 12th August 2018 9:30am

Starting from - Watford Cycle Hub, The Pavilion, Chaffinch Lane (off Tolpits Lane), Watford, WD18 9QD

Tel. 01923 223994

Free Car Parking,
Use of Track Pump for tyres
Access to drinking water to fill water bottles
& Social Area to Meet in Pre-Ride! :)

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This Watford Cycle Hub Rides ride is open for anyone to join

  • 47.3 miles
  • Road
  • 6 hr
  • Challenging
  • Watford
  • Adults 16+ only

Starting point

WD18 6LB

We run a monthly, Second Sunday Faster Paced Ride, paced to average 12+ mph, with groups often hitting between 12-14 mph over our Challenging hilly routes. Paced to average 11-12 mph, this is a 'step-up' ride; it'll be slightly faster than our Fourth Sunday 10-11 mph group, but not as quick as our typical Second Sunday riders.

This route has just under 820 metres of climbing / 2686 ft and takes in a climb up to the Ashridge Estate and a descent down the Ivinghoe Beacon. We’ll pass the Pitstone Windmill and climb up and over into Aldbury, before the ascent up to Wigginton. From Wigginton there’s a fast, gradual descent through the country lanes, followed by a weave through Ashley Green, Whelpley Hill and Bovingdon Green before heading back through Flaunden and Sarratt to Watford Cycle Hub.

This is a great mini-epic and a good stepping stone for preparing for longer, more challenging sportives.

It’s still a leisure ride and we don’t draft, but we will ride in close formation for group safety and there will be a designated sweeper on the ride. As it’s important that the group can ride together for safety, if you find you are majorly off-pace, we may ask you to take the train back at Tring, if 25 miles or so a this pace is challenge enough for you, for now…Please respect the decisions of the Ride Leader Team, whose first responsibility is to run a safe ride.

We are also offering another ride, also starting at 9:30am from Watford Cycle Hub, paced to average 13+ mph over the same route. Please join this group if this pace bracket is better for you:

We hope you have a great ride and enjoy the challenge of the route.

Please bring two spare inner tubes and a debit card / money - for refreshments - as we will have a cafe or pub stop about half way round. Carrying a debit card / money is also good practice in case you need to catch a train / get a cab back home.

Bikes must be in full working order for this ride.

We are Not-For-Profit, do free bike assessments and should your bike need a tune up or a full service, we'll give you an honest price.

Route rating

5 stars (2) Reviews

Who else is on this ride?

Ride leaders

Profile photo for Katherine Deaney
  • Ride Leader

    Ride Leader
  • Breeze Champion

    Breeze Champion

Katherine Deaney

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  • Ride Leader

    Ride Leader
  • Breeze Champion

    Breeze Champion

Evelyn Gloyn


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