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Every year, Westerley organises the ever popular Winter Warmer reliability ride which heads out deep into the Chilterns from Chalfont St Peter. The 2022 ride is on Sunday 16 January.
It is a great chance to get some base miles in while testing your winter fitness on some of the toughest climbs the Chilterns has to offer. There are a choice of short, medium and long routes, all of which offer picturesque views and quiet roads. Just remember to wrap up warm!
Entry is free for club members, non-members may sign up here via Rider HQ (click link, entries close at midnight on Sunday 9th January or sooner if sold out)
There are three versions:
The main climbs on the 108km route are:
All the events are reliability rides which have a target speed range of 12.5mph – 18mph. That equates to about 3½-5 hours for the long ride, 2-3 hours for the medium and 1.5-2.5 hours for the short version. We expect that there will be some fast riders but, for avoidance of doubt, the events are not races. Riders will be set off at intervals to reduce the risks from riding in large bunches on narrow lanes.