Surrey Cycleway Ride
A medium paced all-day ride from Orpington to Epsom via the North Downs and Surrey Cycleway, approximately 50miles. In the morning there will be a gentle climb over the North Downs with fantastic views over Kent and Surrey, riding along quiet country lanes and then descending to Godstone for an early Lunch. From there we join the Surrey Cycleway and head towards the beautiful Mole Valley with a mid-way cafe stop. The day will finish with an ascent of the famous Zig Zag road to the National Trust cafe atop Box Hill. More fantastic views of the south-east and a gentle roll towards Epsom Downs past the racecourse.
Plenty of opportunities to drop out if you don't feel like the full distance - Horley at 25 miles or Dorking at 40miles.
Meet at 9.15am at London Bridge for a 9.45am train to Orpington. Alternatively meet at Orpington station at 10am for anyone who wants to make their own way down. Both outbound and return stations are in TFL fare zone 6, expected cost £3 each way with Oyster pay-as-you-go.
Alex (07813 104681) and Caroline (07967 139491) are your co-leaders for this one - Alex has worked out the route and Caroline will work out which cakes to eat!
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