The clocks have gone back and, despite the mild weather, winter is coming: there is a slight chill in the morning air and the days are getting shorter. But, winter riding is still worthwhile, and entries for the Westerley Winter Warmer, which is handily placed on Sunday 15th January, to help you get the New Year off to a good start, are now open. Entry is free for Westerley members (details to follow); non-members enter via RiderHQ:ENTER There are three versions. The long route is 110km (1200m of climbing), the medium is 61km and a the shorter version is around 44km. The long route is a challenging winter ride which tackles several of the bigger climbs on the Chiltern ridge while the medium route has Hatches Lane as its main climb. The short version is a very pretty route that misses out all the big hills and most of the (short) main road sections which the others have.
Entry is £10/£9/£8 for adults and free for Juniors (who must be accompanied by an adult).
There is a manned HQ (Chalfont St Peter Scout Hut), signed route and GPX tracks, computerised timing system and plenty of food before and after (including home-made cake). We’re limited to 200 riders so entry on the day is unlikely.
There’s more info here, or please ask if you have any questions.