The Chiltern Hills are an area of outstanding natural beauty stretching from Hitchin in north Hertfordshire to Goring-on-Thames in south Oxfordshire. The area is bounded on the south by the river Thames. The countryside is renowned for its sweeping chalk grasslands and wild flowers, its magnificent beech-woods, sparkling chalk streams, deeply wooded valleys, and quiet lanes ideal for cycling.
The Chiltern Society cycling group, mainly retired, cycle during the week along the many quiet roads and bridleways in the Chilterns. They have over 50 current members of their ‘Easy-Rider’ Thursday group as well as over 20 members for the speedier Monday ‘Road’ group and the Tuesday ‘Off-Road’ group.
“We are a disparate mix of Lawyers, Doctors, Surgeons, Engineers, Housewives and Wood-turners but we enjoy each other’s company and most of all cycling in the beautiful Chiltern Hills.”
They normally cycle from 10.30 to 1pm and then stop for lunch at a local pub – they have built up an impressive list of preferred eating places in the Chilterns. The Easy Riders normally cycle between 20-25 miles before lunch where they sort out all the current affairs of the world.