On Sunday 17th July, we’ll be leading a ride out for the Rapha #Womens100 cycling event. Meeting at Staines railway station at 9.30am for a 10am start, we’ll be heading out through Windsor, up to Marlow and Hurley before making our way back towards London via Virginia Water and Chertsey. The ride finishes in Richmond Park.
The route follows mostly B roads and features only gentle elevation – this is going to be a fun, social ride where nobody gets dropped. At 100km / 62.5 miles, it should help you limber up for the Prudential RideLondon event in a few weeks…
We’ll aim for an average speed of 14-16mph and we have planned two breaks.
The first leg of the ride is about 22 miles / 35km, and will take us to the village of Hurley where there is a good pub called The Olde Bell. We’ll stop off there for coffee and sandwiches if we’re feeling hungry by that point.
We’ll be stopping again after about another 20 miles / 32km in Windsor Park for coffee and snacks, before the final leg which will take us through Virginia Water, Chertsey and Walton-on-Thames as we head to Richmond Park.
Please note that while it may be the Rapha #Womens100, Matt and I will be leading the group together and we’re perfectly happy for a mix on the ride. If you want to bring your boyfriend/partner/husband along, by all means, do.
What you need to know about the Vamper.cc Rapha #Womens100:
- We will be meeting in the station carpark at Staines Railway Station from 9.30am, for a 10am start. The station postcode is TW18 4LY.
- Please bring cash for coffees, as the kiosk at Windsor Great Park doesn’t accept card payments!
- It’s always a good idea to have a couple of snacks in your back pocket in case you run out of energy. Bring a spare inner tube, too.
- The total length of the ride is 100km, or 62.5 miles.
- We’ll aim for an average speed of 14-16mph.
- If you are not accustomed to riding in a group, please take a few minutes to read through this article which contains some useful information. The section on hand signals is particularly helpful.
- You can view the route and download the file to your Garmin here.
You can sign up to the ride at CycleWE. If you have any questions, feel free to email me at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Please join us for what should be a great social ride! #womens100