Family Bike Ride

Sunday 10th July – 2pm

Distance:  About 8 miles.  If you came last year, this will be a similar distance.  We will leave at 2pm and return about 5pm.  We’ll go via Seer Green and Hodgemoor Woods and come back via Chalfont St Giles

Roland Collicott, AKA the Bike Doctor says:  Now that the sun’s out, the bike tyres are pumped up, get that bike out again soon.  Give the car a rest:  whether it’s for the trip to school, to work, to the station, or just down to the shops:  you’ll feel better for it!

This is just a ride to encourage you to ride your bike, so it’s all free!

Starting point:  outside the Bike Barn in the centre of Chalfont St Peter.

What to bring: Suitable clothes (preferably easily seen), Bike helmet, Change for the café.

If you’re thinking of coming, or if you have any queries, please email Roland on rcollicott@chalpharm.com so that we have an idea of numbers.

Here’s what people said about last year’s summer family bike ride:

“The hills are quite do-able” (many people enjoyed the challenge)  and that “there are interesting and peaceful routes avoiding the main roads”.
Robin and Stephanie Summerell came with their sons Jonty (16) and Otto (14) and they said “Great to do something as a community, and a comment from Otto was that it really isn’t far to cycle to the Dumb Bell! He’s a bit young to be thinking about that!”
Emily and Scott Heath from the Bike Barn said “We had a fantastic time. It was George’s first road ride, and we discovered he likes hills – going up them. We had a great turn out.”
Sibylle Nunn said “Thank you very much for organising the family bike ride, it was a great event. My husband Ben and I came with 3 children, Daniella (age13), Anna (9) and Clarissa (7), who enjoyed it very much. For the two younger children it was their first road ride beyond the centre of the village. Also the Chiltern Open Air Museum was a great stop for an hour. We would not have done this cycle ride just by ourselves as it seemed too far away and possibly too dangerous to cycle on the road with the younger children. However, there was safety in numbers!”
Leni said “Thank you and the Chalfont St Peter Change4Chalfont team for organising such lovely event.   I have to reiterate how elated my daughter Isabella (8years old) and I were in taking part. I felt safe and enthused cycling with a bigger group of parents and children. Added to that, we had a great help when Isabella’s bike chain came loose. Since moving to this village, 5 years ago, it was the first time I took my bicycle for a ride and doing with my eldest daughter and the group was fantastic.  Thank you millions.”
Cathy Davidoff said “we had a fab time and Paul rode with our son, Joel.. it was his first-ever cycle on the road!”
Paula Walker said ” I thoroughly enjoyed the cycle ride, thank you for organising it, it was great being part of a large group of all ages and standards in the saddle. It’s given me the confidence to explore our lovely countryside on my own on my new bike. I do hope you organise something similar in the future.”
Local Estate Agent Richard Frost brought his two children on the ride and said that they would definitely be back for the Chiltern Open Air Museum medieval special events in July and August!  Experienced local cyclist Roland Collicott, who organised the occasion with Change4Chalfont, said that many of the cyclists said that they didn’t realise quite how close the Museum was to the village and that they would happy to come back by bike in future and take advantage of the great deal offered by the Annual Pass.

DSC08330DSC08340 ready to set off from CSP

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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