Wheel Around Winslow - Strong Plus

Sunday 24th February at 9.00am This is what time the ride will set off. It’s best to get to the starting point at least 15 minutes beforehand to avoid missing the start.

Starting Point & Postcode
Furzton Lake car park. Large car park by the bridge that crosses to MK Bowl off of Watling Street V4 Elfield Park MK5 8AA
Overall Duration On a long ride, it’s sometimes good to have a little break in the middle, or maybe a catch up at the beginning or end to keep it sociable. This means that the overall ride duration may be longer than the actual cycling time.
3 hours 5 mins  (2 hours 25 mins cycling)
Bike Type You probably don’t want to drag your road bike across bumpy trails. Maybe you want to make the most of the suspension on your mountain bike. This helps you match your ride to your bike.
Road 
Suitable for Child Trailers
No 
Sky Ride Local
Guided Rides Great routes and support from trained leaders

Milton Keynes

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What other riders think of this route

Sky Ride Local in Milton Keynes

Challenging rides on the road for adults only If you’ve been riding a road bike for a while, and perhaps been thinking about joining a cycling club, these rides – brand new for 2012 – are for you. The prospect of a speedy pace over twenty to fifty miles, and the strong likelihood of some hills thrown in along the way, means our Ride Strong Plus rides are not for the faint-hearted.

A fantastic circular route. Though we start in town, within two miles we'll be wheeling through beautiful rolling countryside heading out into the gorgeous Aylesbury Vale. We'll also pass through the lovely villages of Winslow and Swanbourne before heading back to town on this 31 mile ride.  Bring fresh legs as it's going to be a speedy ride!

If you've already tried one of our Ride Strong Plus rides and you're ready for the next challenge, why not try a British Cycling Sportive?

Additional Information

As these are adult only rides, designed for cyclists progressing from the standard Ride Strong level, the pace of the ride could increase to 15mph at the discretion of the Ride Leader.

Helmets must be worn by all under 18's regardless of ride level.
Please bring equipment with you to repair punctures, Ride Leaders are there to help but are not responsible for your bike.
All rides leave at the time stated you must arrive early Ride Leaders will not wait.

Car Parking
Yes, at Furzton Lake
Nearest Train Station
Milton Keynes, 2 miles  
Toilet Facilities Available?
Yes, at Premier Inn at Furzton Lake, ask for permission at reception  

Meet the Ride Leaders

  • Ritchie Dixon
    Ritchie Dixon Hi
    I've been cycling all my life, from paper-rounds as a kid, to charity rides in my late teens (London to Brighton etc), a few cycle tours in Europe in my early 20's, then weekly rides with the Cyclists' Touring Club and Team MK club runs and Time Trials.
    For the last six years I've been a Bikeability cycling instructor, teaching adults and school children. If I can make a journey by bike or car, I choose the bike!
    I've been a Skyride leader since 2011 and, when I have the time, take out a Tuesday Social Cycling Group.
  • Liane Higham
    Liane Higham Hi, I have been cycling for a few years now and love it, I have completed Sportives in the UK & abroad including Cape Argus, P2P & C2C. I ride a Road Bike & 29'r MTB bike as well as a tourer/crosser for coaching and have a lovely vintage Raleigh. I really love getting more people out on their bikes to have some fun, get fitter & feel great. I qualified as a Breeze Champion May '12 and lead regular rides for a great group & have 'newbies out most weeks! My entry level rides are great for those who own but rarely ride their bikes due to lack of confidence and worries about traffic/fitness etc. Our rides are mainly on cycle paths and country lanes around Northampton & always involve a coffee & cake! I also lead Breeze & Skyrides in Bucks & Beds and last winter offered entry level MTB skills rides with Get_Mtb. My day job is as a cycle coach teaching Bikeability in Northants Schools, I am currently looking at attaining the Go-Ride coaching qualification too. Really looking forward to my Breeze touring/camping holiday again this year as well!
  • Debbie Vanner
    Debbie Vanner

Rider Comments on the Route

  • Stewart Dryden Saturday 19th July
  • Stewart Dryden Saturday 19th July Excellent
  • Mark Williamson Friday 11th July

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