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2 Gravel bike riders on woodland bridleway on Greensand Ridge guided bike ride
Sandy bridlepath outside Godstone  on Greensand Ridge guided bike ride
Woodland track on Greensand Ridge guided bike ride
Thank you NHS tribute in handpainted sea sheel and stone  placed in an old tree  on Greensand Ridge guided bike ride
Open beech woods in early spring with leaves h just about to come out  on Greensand Ridge guided bike ride
Muddy track with gravel rider  on Greensand Ridge guided bike ride
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Load image into Gallery viewer, Sandy bridlepath outside Godstone  on Greensand Ridge guided bike ride
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Load image into Gallery viewer, Thank you NHS tribute in handpainted sea sheel and stone  placed in an old tree  on Greensand Ridge guided bike ride
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Greensand Ridge

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Ride Level: Expert 

 

MTB/CX/Gravel Bike | Fully Guided | Challenging singletrack | 60 miles | 6 to 7 hours 

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This explores the Greensand Ridge, from Godstone through to Sevenoaks.  Heavily wooded, this series of hills has a completely different character to their more northerly counterparts with shorter, steeper climbs and descents.

The ride starts and finishes in Crystal Palace and will take the best part of the day to complete.

Any questions?  have a look at our FAQ's or Contact us 

Ride Description

Meeting at the Four Boroughs Cafe , we head out via Mitcham Common and Carshalton, gently climbing the North Downs to the lookout point atop the ridge. On a clear day, it’s possible to make out the thin line of the South Downs on the horizon.

Plunging down the escarpment the geology changes as we leave chalk behind and hit sandstone big time where we circle an enormous sandpit and climb across a sandy bridleway to meet the Greensand Ridge proper.

The complex series of tracks and bridleways wind their way eastwards, through woodland and fields for the best part of 16 miles. We’ll take a break at the Haycutter, just outside Broadham Green.

Continuing on, many roadies will recognise the hills - Crockham, Toys, Ide and Yorks – but not necessarily from the way we will approach them!

Descending the Ridge just before Sevenoaks, we make tracks for Sundridge and its infamous hill – which we do on the tarmac, phew!


Meeting Point 

 Four Boroughs, 10 Church Rd, Upper Norwood, London SE19 2ET

 


Ride Details 
  • Meet time: 9am 
  • Duration: 6-7 hours.
  • Distance: 96km (60 miles).
  • Estimated average speed: 10-12 kmph.
  • Trails: This a ‘gravel ride’ predominantly off-road trails of differing quality linked together by quiet lanes.
  • Technical Grade: Black – Moderately intense physical challenge taken at a sensible pace to suit regular cyclists who have some experience of off-road riding
  • Group Size: 6-8 people.
  • A refreshment stop mid-way (cost of refreshments is not included in the ride).
Is this ride for me? 

This ride is a moderately intense physical challenge suitable for regular riders with reasonable levels of fitness and some off-road experience

The pace of the ride will be adapted to suit the cyclists on the day and the route may change to meet the capabilities of the group as a whole, the leader will make sure that no one is left out or behind!

Is my bike OK for this ride? 

The ride is suitable for well-maintained mountain, gravel or CX bikes.

There will be a basic bike check before each ride to ensure riders' safety, so please make sure your bike is in good condition with working brakes and gears, along with pumped up tyres and an oiled chain.

If in doubt, please get your bike checked over by a competent mechanic or bike shop before the ride. Here is a list of local bike shops we're happy to recommend. 

Remember to plan ahead, many bike shops are very busy and service slots are often booked out in advance.

What do I need to bring?
  • Helmet (wearing helmets is a must on our rides)
  • Spare inner tube
  • Water
  • Rain jacket (if required)
  • Suitably warm/cool clothing for the weather
  • Sunscreen (as necessary)

Snacks and drinks are not provided on this ride - please ensure you have adequate food and drink, as for East Grinstead aside, there are few opportunities on the route to buy provisions.

What's included in the price?
  • Guide for the entire ride
  • Coaching hints and skill tips about 'off road' cycling
  • Pre-ride bike and helmet safety checks
  • Fixing mechanical faults/punctures where possible

Snacks and drinks are not provided on this ride - please ensure you have adequate food and drink, there are few opportunities on the route to buy provisions.

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