Swinley Lake Tour

Sunday 10th February 2013 at 1.00pm 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
Archway entrance at the Lookout Discovery Centre Nine Mile Ride RG12 7QW
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.
1 hours 55 mins  (1 hours 15 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.
Mountain Bike, Hybrid (off road tyres) 
Suitable for Child Trailers
Sky Ride Local
Guided Rides Great routes and support from trained leaders


Sky Ride Local in London

If you're fairly confident on your bike on dirt and gravel surfaces and ready to broaden your cycling horizons, our Off-Road Steady rides are ideal. At a comfortable pace, and possibly with some modest hills along the way, there is barely a metre of tarmac in sight on these rides so come and enjoy the scrunch of gravel and the squelch of mud under your tyres with us! Rides are between 6 and 15 miles long, at a moderate pace of between 7 and 10 miles an hour.

Come join us for this perfectly set off-road ride with wide, gentle paths that are just begging for two wheels to come and ride on them! This 8 mile circular route allows us to cycle through lovely forest trails, past little ponds, look for wild deer running through the woods and stop and admire Rapley Lake which is the main site of this route.

Please be aware that Crown Estate charge £2 per person to use Bracknell Forest. This will need to be paid on the day by each participant. This charge is nothing to do with the ride and goes directly to Crown Estate.

Additional Information

Helmets must be worn by all under 18's regardless of ride level.
The minimum age for these rides is 11, there must be no child trailers or child seats, the child capable of riding within the demands of the off-road specification.
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 the Discover Centre, charges apply
Nearest Train Station
Martins Heron Station, 2.1 miles 
Toilet Facilities Available?
Yes, at Inside Discovery centre  

Meet the Ride Leaders

  • Michael Laycock
    Michael Laycock Lets put it this way, I wouldn't win the yellow jersey in the Tour de France, but I do enjoy a pedal about. I like the meeting new people on sky rides and hope people continue riding their bikes.
  • Graham Leigh
    Graham Leigh

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