The 2015 calendar-opening Westerley Winter Warmer is scheduled for Sunday 11th January. It starts just outside the M25 at Chalfont St Peter and heads into the Chilterns.
This year there are three versions. The long version is 110km (1200m of climbing), there is a medium route of 61km and, new this year, there is also a shorter version of around 44km. The long route is a pretty challenging winter ride which tackles several of the bigger climbs on the Chiltern ridge, while the medium route has Cryers Hill as its main climb. The new, short version is a very pretty route that misses out all the big hills and most of the (short) main road sections.
Entry is the same price as last year: £8/£4/£4 in advance, or £10/£5/£5 on the day.
There is a manned HQ (Chalfont St Peter Scout Hut), signed route and GPX tracks, computerised timing system and plenty of food before and after (including home made cake).
Those of you who rode last year will be pleased to hear that we have changed the route to avoid going up Botterill’s Lane, which always floods and so has a high risk of ice on a cold day. As a result, the ride has gained slightly in length, and now takes in some pretty lanes which were used in the original (pre-2013) route.
There’s more info on the website here, or please ask if you have any questions.
The Hillingdon TTs start on 8 April 2015, at 7:15, with ten rounds on alternate Wednesdays through until August.
This year there will be two separate categories for each event: non-aero/road bikes and TT bikes. There will be a points competition for each going over the whole series. Beginners and experienced riders welcome. There’s also more info here. Full details will follow nearer the time.