Beaconhill Bonanza

Sunday 18th November 2012 at 10.00am 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
Car-park on Bourley Road off Beaconhill Road (B3013) on left 3/4 mile past Tweseldown Race Course if coming from Church Crookham GU52 8AD
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.
2 hours 10 mins  (1 hours 30 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 Surrey

Get out and explore the countryside with the brand new rural off-road routes from Sky Ride Local. Off-road Ride Well is mostly traffic free rural bike riding for the family and novice cyclist. 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!

Join us on this 10 mile scenic route which follows mainly wide tracks towards the historical high point of the ride - Caesar's Camp. It includes a variety of landscapes - heathland, woods, a reservoir & ponds. There will be opportunities to stop for a breather and take in the lovely views. With some steady climbs and easy descents this route is ideal for anyone wanting to stretch their legs and have some fun!

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 start point, Car Park on Bourley Road. On left 3/4 mile past Tweseldown Race Course if coming from Church Crookham. If travelling from Aldershot, the car-park is on the right off Farnborough Road (A325)
Nearest Train Station
Aldershot Station, 2.7 miles 

Meet the Ride Leaders

  • Col Davies
    Col Davies Hi everyone! my name is Col and I'm looking forward to meeting you all, out and about on my second season as Sky Ride Leader. MY NEXT RIDE - Beaconhill Bonanza 18/11/12 @ 10 am WEATHER - Aldershot - Sunday: Time: 0900 Hrs Temp: 4 °C Feels like 2 °C Weather: Sunny Wind: West/North Westerly 4 mph OUTLOOK FOR THE DAY: A cold, frosty start but a sunny morning and also sunny for part of the afternoon before it becomes cloudier later in the afternoon. Maximum Temperature 10 °C. RIDE RESTRICTIONS: Unfortunately children under 11 and/or trailers/tag along bikes will NOT be allowed to participate. ABOUT THE RIDE: Apparently the weather will be fairly sunny however, after the the heavy rain today the terrain has potential to be muddy, therefore the associated risks may require careful negotiation in places. The route itself is undulating with a couple of steep climbs, there is also a long and fairly steep descent that even when free wheeling down you will gather momentum. RECOMMENDED EQUIPMENT TO BRING: Bike - with both brakes that work, tyres with good tread and that are pumped up. Helmet - compulsory for under 18's, recommended for all participants. Water - to keep you hydrated. Waterproofs - just in case it rains, please ensure that trousers wont get caught up in the chain. Warm layer - for afterwards. Snack or Money to buy one. Small Rucksack - to keep it all in. A flask with a hot beverage is good morale boost on a blustery autumn day too! Rain or shine the ride is still on! ABOUT ME 2012 is my second year as a Sky Ride Leader and I want to encourage many people to get back onto their bikes. I hope to create a safe and pleasant learning environment, where I can assist people in gaining the health benefits associated with cycling and more importantly to have safe enjoyable FUN!!! So given the right coaching this could be a new lease of life for those cyclists lost to the rat race, and maybe the start of a new hobby for those just starting out. So come along and join in on a Sky Ride where we hope to make this an enjoyable experience for all. I look forward to seeing you soon.
  • Sigi Hansen
    Sigi Hansen

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