Category Archives: Novice Friendly

Midweek Ride 17 October

Wailun Chung leads this week’s Wednesday night ride. Meet at the Patriots Arms in Chiseldon ready for a 7.00pm start.

Midweek rides are usually about 15 miles / 2 hours long, using sections of the Ridgeway and the Marlborough Downs. The rides are novice friendly and no-one gets left behind.

You’ll need a spare tube/repair kit, lights and a drink. There may be the option of a drink in the pub at the end.

The “Winter’s Coming” Ride

Tom Scott is leading this local ride. We will do half a lap of the Croft Trail then head out to the hills, before returning via Ladder Lane and completing the lap.

You will need spares, tools, food and drink as well as appropriate clothing for the weather conditions.

This is a novice-friendly ride and we will wait at every turn for people to catch up.
(Note – this ride has replaced the originally advertised Gravel Ride.)

Midweek Ride 10th October

Tom Scott leads this week’s Wednesday night ride. Meet at the Patriots Arms in Chisledon ready for a 7.00pm start.

Midweek rides are usually about 15 miles / 2 hours long, using sections of the Ridgeway and the Marlborough Downs. The rides are novice-friendly and no-one gets left behind.

You’ll need lights, a drink and a spare tube or repair kit. We may call in to the pub for a drink afterwards.

Midweek Ride 3rd October

Wailun Chung will lead this week’s Wednesday night ride. Meet at the Patriots Arms in Chiseldon ready for a 7.00pm start.

Midweek rides are usually about 15 miles / 2 hours long, using sections of the Ridgeway and the Marlborough Downs. The rides are novice-friendly and no-one gets left behind.

You’ll need lights, a drink and a spare tube or repair kit. We may call in to the pub for a drink at the end of the ride.

Midweek Ride 26th September

Steffan James leads this week’s Wednesday night ride. Meet at the Patriots Arms, Chiseldon, ready for a 7.00pm start.

Midweek rides are usually about 15 miles / 2 hours long, using sections of the Ridgeway and the Marlborough Downs. The rides are novice-friendly and no-one gets left behind.

You’ll need lights, a drink and a spare tube or repair kit. We may call in to the pub for a drink after the ride.

Around the Downs

Tom Scott will be leading this mostly off-road route around the Marlborough Downs.

This is a Novice-Friendly ride that will be at a relaxed pace, and would be a good introduction for new or inexperienced riders to some of the routes available in the local area.

If you fancy a longer ride meet Tom by the diving platform at Coate Water at 9am.

Bring food and drink, spares and tools.

Ladies’ Ramsbury Ramble

Kate Davidson leads this ladies’ cross-country ride to Ramsbury.

Starting in the village of Great Bedwyn and following country lanes, bridleways and by-ways around the outskirts of the village across to the Ramsbury Estate, we’ll ride over the old wartime tracks and through woodland down into Ramsbury, where we’ll stop at Café Bella for tea and cake.

Afterwards we’ll take a bridleway that runs past Littlecote House, a Tudor mansion with a beautiful Roman mosaic in the grounds (in addition to the remains of a large Roman villa) that’s well worth stopping to look at. From Littlecote, we’ll head back towards Bedwyn using a mix of bridleways and byways, and a nice little rooty descent to the Kennet & Avon Canal and back along the towpath to Bedwyn.

This should be an easy ride. The terrain is mostly bridleways, by-ways and country lanes, with two rooty descents. There will be a café stop halfway round. Dress for the weather and bring anything you might need such as spare tubes, etc.

Start location: Church Street, Great Bedwyn SN8 3PQ. Park at, or near, the church – there’s plenty of on street parking here, and further down – and a post office and bakery oppoisite if you need any snacks or supplies or a post-ride cuppa. Arrive in time for a 10.00am start.

Midweek Ride 12 September

Steffan James will lead this week’s Wednesday night ride. Meet at the Patriots Arms in Chiseldon ready for a 7.00pm start.

Midweek rides are usually about 15 miles / 2 hours long, using sections of the Ridgeway and the Marlborough Downs. The rides are novice-friendly and no one gets left behind.

You’ll need lights, a drink and a spare tube or repair kit. We may call in at the pub for a drink afterwards.

Midweek Ride 5th September

Tom Scott leads this week’s Wednesday night ride. Meet at the Patriot’s Arms in Chiseldon ready for a 7.00pm start.

Midweek rides are usually around 15 miles / 2 hours long, using sections of the Ridgeway and Marlborough Downs.

The ride is novice friendly and no one gets left behind. You’ll need lights, a drink and a spare tube or repair kit.

We may call into the pub for a drink afterwards.