Windmill Cycle Club Special Event
Windmillers riding the trails in the Surrey Hills
Surrey Hills Sunday
Organiser: Nic Bulois
Date: Sunday 10th November, 2019
Location: Peaslake, Guildford GU5 9QW
Date: Sunday 10th November 2019
Ride Start Time: 11:00am
Ride Start Location: Hurtwood Car Park No.2, Walking Bottom, Peaslake, Guildford GU5 9QW
Go Green: Let's get there in as few cars are possible - please offer a Windmiller a lift, if you can. Thanks.
Google Map Link to Ride Start Location: Please click here
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!
Additional Useful Info:
Service your bike, or at a minimum check that it has newish brake pads and the gears are fine. Fingers crossed for balmy 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
Bring some warmer clothes, and a spare layer/rain jacket to carry on the ride. Weather can quickly change there, 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.
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. It would be good if someone can volunteer to bring first aid basics.
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.