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Our first ride of the season

We were delighted to welcome 26 riders to Bramley golf club near Guildford for the first BDOVELO ride of the season. This year we have committed to having three groups led by our experienced ride captains and to keep each peloton to a manageable size allowing for great networking. 

It was great to see a good number of new faces as the club's reputation grows. And clearly no-one was put off by the weather forecast, or they were all conversant with “The Rules”, particularly Rule #5!

Remarkably, despite an intimidating forecast, the rain held off and we enjoyed a roll out from the golf club, heading south to Hascombe, Hambledon, Chiddingfold and Dunsfold before a quick “grab and go” food stop on Cranleigh Common. The homeward leg took in Pitch Hill before we weaved our way back via Shamley Green and Palmers Cross to the golf club.

A big “thank you” to Julian Wall of Cyclefit who shared thoughts on bike set up, pedal fit and some of the pitfalls of indoor turbo sessions.  Julian can be found at work at

Donald, our “Sport group” ride captain will be following up with all riders to collect feedback and continue to refine the club’s activities during the season.

A cracking start and we look forward to seeing you again at future events.