Michael Duller will lead this extended ride to Lambourn and back. The ride will be along quiet country lanes, bridleways, the Ridgeway and some single track. The ride is expected to take about five hours.
We will start the ride at 10:00 and make our way up to Foxhill. From there, we will climb up and over the Ridgeway and descend down to the grounds of Ashdown House. We then make the climb over Weathercock Hill for the fast chalky descent towards the village of Lambourn, where we will stop for refreshments.
Leaving Lambourn behind we make the steady climb towards Uffington white horse where will re-join the Ridgeway. We then follow the Ridgeway back to Foxhill for the final descent back to Coate water.
Though the ride is not technical, due to the distance (31 miles) and the amount of climbing (approx 3500ft), this ride is not classed as a novice ride. That said, everyone who is confident of their own abilities is welcome. We will always wait at the top of climbs and the bottom of descents, not leave anyone too far behind, and assist with mechanicals (hopefully there aren’t any). The main thing is to explore the countryside and enjoy the riding.