This series of seven rides from FulGaz Ride Engineer, Peter Kettle, is an homage to all things 007 and England. 

This set takes you from Windsor Castle to RAF bases and even to Goldfinger’s country club!

Don’t forget, entries for the French Tour are open, so rally the troops and organise your team today. 

Windsor Castle

This short training ride starts in North Ascot and takes the fast road through Windsor Great Park to the outskirts of Windsor, then returns through the park via Crimp Hill. 

After a short section on the closed roads of the park, head back to North Ascot via the Royal Ascot racecourse.

Goldfinger

A ride to Goldfinger’s Country Club. Stoke Park golf club appears in several blockbuster movies, with Pinewood Studios located just a few miles away. 

Possibly the most famous sequence of all is the golf match between James Bond and Auric Goldfinger, where we meet the evil henchman Oddjob. 

 

“Do you expect me to walk?” 

“No Mr Bond, I expect you to ride”.

Benson and Hedges

A ride to Royal Air Force Base Benson, home to one of the UK’s squadrons of Chinook helicopters. 

After exploring the rolling Oxford plain, climb steeply out of Watlington to return to your starting point.

Skirmett The Frog

Steep climbs and descents on the Eastern flank of the Hambleden Valley, riding through Lane End, Fingest, Skirmett, Frieth, Hambleden, and Rotten Row. 

After your ride, return downhill to the Frog in Skirmett for drinks and refreshments.

Marlow and Cookham Riverside

Steep climbs and descents on the Eastern flank of the Hambleden Valley, riding through Lane End, Fingest, Skirmett, Frieth, Hambleden, and Rotten Row. 

After your ride, return downhill to the Frog in Skirmett for drinks and refreshments.

Climbing Up On Cholesbury Hill

A rolling loop along quiet country lanes to Cholesbury, passing near to the highest point in the Chiltern Hills. On your return along Pednor Road, look out for the jogger wearing headphones; totally oblivious to the world around her. More info

Chilterns Villages 2020

DESCRIPTION: A new, sunnier and hillier version. Starting at the village duck pond in Holmer Green, ride on a rolling, clockwise circuit through Widmer End, Cryers Hill, Hughenden Valley, Bryant’s Bottom, Great Hampden, Hampden Bottom, and Prestwood to reach Great Missenden, the birthplace of children’s author Roald Dahl. 

Climb westwards through Little Kingshill, Heath End, and Great Kingshill before a fast straight run back to Holmer Green. Watch out for the red kites as you start the gentle descent from Cobblershill Farm. More info

About this week’s contributor

Hailing from the UK, Peter Kettle is a key contributor to FulGaz and one of our Ride Engineers.

If you’ve ridden just about any ride in FulGaz, you’ve experienced Pete’s work. Initially he contributed some rides himself, but before long his involvement grew and for over three years now he’s been working away on the ride data itself.