Leaving at 9:30am from Watford Cycle Hub, this ride will be paced to average 12+ mph over this Challenging Plus Route, with 600m of climbing in total. This ride is for riders who can comfortably maintain this kind of average over a hilly course and find a typical 'Leisure Ride' too slow, but are not ready for 'Club Pace' just yet.
We will head out through Loudwater and Sarratt, enjoy the descent down Bulstrode Lane before climbing back towards Felden. Here there's a 10% descent on Felden Lane we will be revisiting as a 10% climb en route back!
We will ride past the Water Gardens at Hemel Hempstead and pass through the Old Town, continuing down Piccotts End before the climb to earn your sausage roll or slab of cake up Dodds Lane!
On reaching the Dacourm Cycle Hub, there will be a welcome selection of cakes and their excellent sausage rolls! They'll also be sandwiches and toasties, all on Debbie's home made bread. :)
Fortified for the ride back, we will then return to take on that 10% climb up Felden Lane and retrace our tyre tracks back to Watford Cycle Hub.
Your Ride Leader Team for this jaunt are: Evelyn Gloyn, John Hunt & Vikki Aitchison.