Sunday Ride

The Sunday Ride starts at 9am (9.30 in Winter). The meeting point and next ride details can be found elsewhere on this page.

We begin with a 15 to 20 mile jaunt over the North Downs and along the quieter leafy lanes to a leisurely tea stop at a Surrey or Kent cafe around 10:30 to 11am. Some people elect to return directly home for total of 30/35 miles. Hardier souls press on to a pub stop for lunch. This longer triangular route is usually around 50 miles in winter extending to about 60 miles in summer. We are back in Croydon around 3pm.

The pace is about 12 mph and we always re-group at major junctions and hills so you should not get lost or left behind. And have breath for a chat en route.

Occasionally we do train-assisted away-days to explore further afield and at least twice a year we extend ourselves to a ride of 100 miles but if that is too much there is always the annual ‘Freewheel Downhill Race’ when the object is not to pedal at all.

Surprise yourself. You go much further in a group and its easier!

Can I come along for a ride? Yes, just check out the next ride on this page, turn up and introduce yourself. No need to tell us in advance. We hope after a few rides you will want to join the friendliest club in London. Membership details here:

The TUESDAY RIDE is an easy shorter ride and the THURSDAY is usually a harder hillier ride.

Here are some recent Sunday Ride reports to give you a flavour: