This Sunday's Ride
By user12625760 on Jun 30, 2008
Eight riders went out becoming nine at Weybridge until just before the main climb to Newlands Corner where we became Eight again. After Newlands we were taken on a “loop”, down into Albury and then out via Guildford Road which takes you over Albury Heath, a wonderful part of the world with views of “typical” English Countryside. It does however involve a steep climb to the top and then a treacherous descent back to the main road again.
The GPS mapped it all out and the ride is here: http://www.mapmyride.com/ride/united-kingdom/walton-on-thames/439119349651 however map my ride continues to misbehave with firefox on Solaris so I have not embedded it.
We had breakfast “Al fresco” in Peaslake before riding back over Leath Hill. The group split at West Humble with the majority taking the flat direct route back and two of us going back via the Polsden Lacey road and the 25% climb that that entails.
Despite this being a hilly ride the stats show just how flat this part of the world is: 429m of climbing over 65 miles. Hardly Ventoux!