Windmill Cycle Club Special Event

Surrey Hills Sunday

Event Status:

Postponed

Organiser(s):

Nic Bulois

Start Date:

Sunday

March 22, 2020

Ride Start:

Hurtwood Car Park No.2, Walking Bottom, Peaslake, Guildford GU5 9QW

Start Time:

TBC

POSTPONED DUE TO THE CURRENT SITUATION

All information remains valid for a time when we can go.

The Surrey Hills are probably the most accessible "challenging" terrain from lovely Hitchin and we try and visit them twice a year in the Spring and the Autumn - there are old friends there like "Barry knows best", "Evian", "Supernova", "Yogurt Pot", "Telegraph Hills" & "Summer lightning" and we always try to visit them all (and discover new ones).

The day combines some gnarly, steep down hills trails with lovely more cross-country style riding: we always try to accommodate to everybody's tastes: the group might split depending on preferences in the afternoon.

Always a blast and sure to bring a smile to everybody's face!

Details:

Day One

This is One Day Event

We'll be riding from the Car park at Walking Botton which is accessed either through the village of Peaslake, or as you head in, depending on your direction.

The Car Park gets pretty full early on, so be prepared for some creative parking!

Bring a sandwich for lunch. We'll stop somewhere scenic at some point to rest and refuel.

See you there.

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Day Two

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Preparation

Service your bike, or at a minimum check that it has newish brake pads and the gears are fine. Fingers crossed for sunshine, or at least not pouring rain – this trip will anyway go ahead regardless. Just check the weather forecast before heading off, and adjust your clothes accordingly
Try to get as many cycle miles in as you can, pre-trip.
Bring some warmer clothes, and a spare layer/rain jacket to carry on the ride. Weather can quickly change, and don't underestimate the potential for a cold wind on top of the hills. Given a lot of the riding is fairly remote, make sure you ride with enough water and snacks.

What to bring

Must have spare bits for your bike:
Rear mech hanger (this tends to be unique to your bike, and can easily be damaged by a rock); chain link (hard to fix a broken chain without it); inner tubes; pump; if running tubeless tyre patch/stans fluid/CO2 inflator & cartridges.
Nice to have spare bits:
Extra set of brake pads, spare gear cable; oil lube; cycle energy gels are great for tired legs on long rides. They really can make the difference between finishing a ride or crashing out. Always have some spare with you.

We've built up a great list of essential equipment through trial, error and experience out on the trails. Click here to visit out Essential Equipment page.