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October Cycling: my top rides this month

Mariel

Get your calendar ready, because October is FULL of cycling events. From the Rotherhithe Healthy Ride to the Wander up the Waddle, there's rides for women, kids and the entire family! I've done my research, and below are my top rides this month. Happy cycling! X 

10 October – The Wandle Trail to Morden Hall Park 

  • Women only
  • Meet on the Wandsworth Common, opposite the old Bolingbroke Hospital building on the corner of Wakehurst Road and Bolingbroke Grove  SW11 6HN 
  • Approximately 10 miles. The ride is mostly flat with a slow climb up to Tooting Bec Common 

11 October – Rotherhithe Healthy Ride 

  • Open to all
  • Meet at Canada Water Library near Canada Water Underground/Overground Station.  
  • 9 miles lasting approximately 2 hours.

12 October – Macmillan Cycletta Surrey

  • Women only
  • Loseley Park    
  • Loseley Park, Polsted Lane, Guildford, Surrey, GU3 1HS
  • Routes between 20km, 40km and 100km. Macmillan Cycletta is the UK's leading series of women only bike rides set in stunning, family friendly host venues, supported by Olympic Gold medallist Victoria Pendleton.

12 October – Kingston Cycling Campaign Bread Pudding Challenge Ride

  • Adults 16+
  • Meet Under Queen Anne Statue in Kingston Market Place  KT1 1JS
  • 30 miles lasting around 6 hours. Join Kingston Cycling Campaign for a friendly, slightly faster paced cycle ride with some hills. Pub lunch, tea stop and a slice of Bread Pudding. All cyclists welcome and please bring some lights.

15 October – Wednesday Wander Up the Wandle

  • Women and children
  • Furzedown Recreation Ground
  • 8 mile ride

19 October – Richmond Park Club Ride

  • Open to all 11+
  • Richmond Park, Roehampton Gate entrance Roehampton Café 
  • 27 miles lasting around 3.5 hours. If you’re comfortable riding with other people and fancy a fresh challenge, these rides are perfect for you. They start at around twenty miles long, and are paced at between 11 and 12 miles an hour.

20 October – Clapham Common, Brockwell Park and Dulwich

  • Women only
  • Meet at Clapham Common Bandstand, Clapham Common, London Borough of Lambeth, SW4 7AJ
  • 10 miles at steady pace. This is a pretty ride starting on Clapham Common, then via quiet residential streets to Brockwell and Dulwich Parks, where we can enjoy some traffic-free cycling.  There are great views over London from the top of the hill in Brockwell Park.  We’ll head back to Clapham Common for our end of ride coffee at the Bandstand Cafe.

25 October – Rapha Super Cross – Round 3 

  • Open to all
  • Alexandra Palace
  • The fourth Rapha Super Cross Series in the UK sees races for everyone, from under 10s to novices and elite riders. The UK finale, on Saturday 25th October, will be staged at London’s Alexandra Palace and will feature the sort of challenging course for which Super Cross has become renowned.

30 October – Mid-week Get-fit-Stay-fit 

  • Adults 16+
  • Meet at Parkway Medical centre big car park.
  • 28 miles at a challenging pace lasting around 3 hours. This is a great workout route that gives you a gentle 10 minute warmup with some long gentle climbing and some short intense climbing. This ride also has the grand finale of riding back up Lodge Lane to the finish.