Micky’s Alternative Route to Aldbourne Cafe

Micky’s Alternative Route to Aldbourne Cafe

We will follow the cycle route out of Coate to Chiseldon where we ride along the old railway line to Ogbourne St George. Leaving the railway line we make the non-technical climb up a bridleway to the Ridgeway. Then, crossing straight over the Ridgeway path, we make the non-technical descent down Red Lane followed by a short climb up the bridleway to join the road. We follow the road for a couple of miles before we join a bridleway and go up and over the downs, finally making the descent to Aldbourne for refreshments.

After our break, we make the long, non-technical climb out of Aldbourne. Joining the Baydon road we descend towards Fox Hill crossroads and return to Coate Water – mostly downhill – along country lanes.

Although this is a non-technical route (which avoids all the really muddy bits), riding the distance of 24 miles with 1600ft of climbing does require a reasonable level of fitness.

Meet by the diving platform in Coate Water at 9.45, ready for a 10.00 o’clock start. Bring the usual accessories such as water, spare tubes and/or puncture repair kit.

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