Escorted cycle rides are arranged by the following organisations:
Sky Ride Local
Led by British Cycling Ride Leaders, these guided rides are free and take place at locations across the county to encourage cyclists of all ages and abilities to get on their bike and have fun! There are five different levels starting with 3-5 mile easy rides on traffic-free paths through to 50 mile rides for more experienced cyclists looking to explore Surrey's amazing countryside. Register your details now on www.goskyride.com to receive details of the rides.
Breeze offers flexible, safe, accessible and fun opportunities for women to ride a bike around Surrey as well as training and support - all for free!!
organise regular cycle rides for the inexperienced cyclist. Full details on their Healthy Rides webpage.
The rides are normally on the second Saturday of each month, but check the website, and are typically 20 to 25 miles long with a break for a pub lunch. The routes tend to keep to quieter roads and we use off-road paths wherever possible, although the occasional stretch of busy road is necessary. The pace is gentle, no more than 10mph, but we go at the pace of the slowest and nobody gets left behind. The rides always start from outside the Hand & Spear at Weybridge Station at 11:00am, there is no need to book, just turn up on the day. For more information consult the web-site: www.elmbridgecycle.orgor call George James on 07930-320241.
For the over 50s there are the GO50 cycle rides organised by Age Concern.
The Cyclists' Touring Club (South West London branch) runs cycle rides for beginners every Saturday afternoon. The rides start from the Mansion Cafe, Nonsuch Park in Ewell departing at 2pm. There is a choice of at least two rides.
The rides are specifically aimed at the inexperienced cyclist. They are led by experienced leaders and the rides are along quiet roads to well known local destinations. A refreshment stop is always included with a return to the Mansion Cafe by 4.30pm. A typical ride is to Oaks Park, Sutton via quiet roads and bridleways. Bicycles of any type are suitable.
For further details contact David Aylett, 89 Pine Ridge, Carshalton, Surrey SM5 4QQ. Tel: 020 8669 1693
The Woking cycle user group organises cycle rides for beginners on the third Sunday of each month.
The VC Godalming and Haslemere organises a range of led cycle rides for all standards of cyclist.
To see what other events are on in Surrey, visit our events calendar.