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 route is 108km in length with just under 1200m of climbing.
  • Or it is possible to turn left at Great Kingshill, cutting out the farthest loop to do the medium version which is 60km.  This misses out the bigger climbs of the main Chiltern ridge but has the pleasant climb up Hatches Lane from the Hughenden Valley as well as a good few shorter ones.  It has 528m of ascent in total.
  • Finally, the short route turns at Penn to miss out all the big climbs and also the main road sections, giving a 44km route with 440m of climbing.

The main climbs on the 108km route are:

  • Freith Hill
  • Dunsmore
  • Bledlow Ridge
  • Loosley Hill
  • Hatches Lane

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.  

At a Glance
  • 16 Jan 2022 9:00am
  • Tickets On Sale
  • Westerley Winter Warmer 2022Westerley Winter Warmer 2022Chalfont St Peter, Buckinghamshire, UK
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  • 200 Riders