MJA celebration of life event 14th April

On a lovely sunny Sunday five of us set out from Hartsfield Manor for an off road ride in memory of Mick Ayliffe. Two other memorial groups led by Trevor Hughes (Short ride) and John Aitkin (Longer ride) went on to the Surrey lanes that Mick loved and knew so well. Trevor’s route map. I […]

Saturday 13th April, off road Wilde Brunch, Walton Bridge

Four riders out today; Adam Domaingue, Ed Pegg, Dave Clarke and myself leading. The weather was mild, slightly overcast, but with the promise of clearing skies mid-morning. The route was Hogsmill River to Kingston, Bushey Park, Hampton Wick, Kempton Park and finally crossing the Thames at Walton. Kingston was strangely quiet, not a lot of […]

Saturday 6th April Off Road to Clarks Cafe

Due to regular leaders for a Saturday taking leave Digger Dave leaf a ride from a different starting point (based on it being closer to where he lives) at Horton Park. A short ride was planned due to promise of extreme wind by the national weather forecasters. A small group of riders met at 9.45. […]

Saturday 30th March, off road to Ockham Bites

Four riders out today for some Easter weekend exercise, Adam Domaingue, Bill Kent, Mick Curtis and myself leading. A lovely blue sky today, very little wind and a temperature much warmer than predicted to cheer us up. The route, Horton Country Park, Epsom Common north-west side, Prince’s Coverts, Cobham Downside, up and over the M25 […]

Saturday 23rd March, off road, Flitton’s Nursery, Wallington

Five riders out today, Adam Domaingue, Ed Pegg, Bill Kent, Dave Elliott and myself leading. A cold, bright day with a 15mph wind from the west. The route out was towards Priest Hill, (Nescot area) and then the back streets of Epsom, before climbing up onto Epsom Downs. We followed the perimeter road around Tattenham […]

Sat 16th March MTB Ride To The Wild Brunch Cafe Walton Bridge

Leaving Carshalton it was a dry sunny day, still a bit chilly but the forecast was for a whopping 13deg so a heatwave for this time of year. Arriving at Nonsuch mansion I was greeted by an empty car park and no runners again. Happy days, but even before anyone had arrived there was a […]

Saturday 16th March, solo off road* Wilde Brunch Walton Bridge

An unusual Saturday ride for me today. *With Surrey most probably in chaos due to the first ever full closure of the M25, I decided that the last thing I was going to try was to get to Nonsuch to meet the club run. Instead a cunning plan was hatched by Adam Domaingue to make […]

MTB Ride To Bocketts Farm 9/03/24

6 riders met in a sunny Nonsuch park. Bill Kent, David Elliot, Trevor Hughes, Ed Pegg, Sean Slammon and myself Adam Domaingue. I was very quiet as the park run had been cancelled so no dodging runners as we left the park. Heading off we followed the Hogsmill River to Horton Park. Being a sunny […]

Sunday 25th February Barbara’s Café – Ride Report

Springtime brings with it the promise of warmer weather and longer days, perfect for cycling adventures. A few members of the embarked on a ride starting from Cheam and heading towards Leatherhead. What ensued was a journey filled with plenty of discussion about cake flavours. Our small group, consisting of three riders Trevor, Dave and […]

Saturday 24th February, off road Leatherhead Stories Cafe

Four riders met at Nonsuch Mansion: Bill Kent, Adam Domaingue, Dave Elliott and myself leading. A cold, frosty start today with dull skies, but at least no persistent drizzle unlike the previous couple of Saturdays, and very little breeze. The route took us straight out of Ewell and headed for the north-west corner of Epsom […]