Making the most of the good weather, Cycle Chilterns’ Sara Randle explores some unknown sections of the Chilterns Cycleway on an unexpectedly tough 50 mile road ride with a beastly trio of climbs.
Starting from Great Missenden train station this road route joins the 170 mile signposted Chilterns Cycleway after a steady climb up to Great Hampden. It then follows large sections of the signposted Cycleway in the central Chilterns, skirting Princes Risborough and climbing steeply around Bledlow Ridge to Stokenchurch.
Crossing the M40 it’s all downhill to Christmas Common and a well deserved pub lunch at The Fox and Hounds. From here the route takes a shortcut from the north to the south of the Cycleway and drops steeply into the Hambleden Valley before tackling some of the steepest climbs on the route to return to the start via the signposted Chilterns Cycleway link.
More cycle routes in the Chilterns and using sections of the Chilterns Cycleway are available on our Cycle Routes page.