Metro Land

Sat
20
Jul2019

HA0 3HG

Sudbury, Moor Park, Oxhey Woods and return.

At the overflow car park (between swimming pool and play centre), Vale Farm Sports Centre, Watford Road, Wembley

HA0 3HG

Meet Yves ready to be away at 10.00am.

Yves' adventurous route follows in the footsteps of the poet John Betjeman to discover Metro-Land. Starting in Sudbury, close to Betjeman’s beloved Brent Valley, the ride ascends Harrow on the Hill (another Betjeman poem), descending into Harrow Weald then out into the countryside up Clamp Hill and along Old Redding, to enjoy views over the Weald and back towards Harrow Hill. Then it's on to Oxhey Woods and Moor Park, you can stop in Northwood for a breather and to see an iconic suburban road at 16.6 miles from '70's sitcom heaven! There's so much to see on this great route.

This counter-clockwise route has 1,454 feet of climbs. Notable climbs are Mount Park Rd at 2 miles 7.6%, Clamp Hill at 7.2 miles 7.8%, Oxhey Dr at 10.8 Miles 9.1%, London Rd at 14.8 miles 11% and Hillside Rise at 18.3 miles 6.5%. The pace is expected to average 10 mph over the ride.

The starting point is 0.8 mile and a 4 minutes ride from North Wembley station using this route. Car parking at the starting point should be free.

This is a 25 mile Spokes medium pace ride suitable for Hybrid (Road Tyres)/Road/Tourer bikes.  Yves contact details are in the Spring News Letter.