This series of rides all about the rolling green countryside of East Berkshire in the UK. Home to the Royal Family’s famous Windsor Castle, this is a region steeped in history and lovely scenic rides.
Filmed during spring by Brian Martin, there are some stunning cherry blossoms in full bloom, green fields and quaint English villages to visit. These four rides fit into the ‘Easy’ category on FulGaz are perfect for a gentle roll.
Windsor and Ascot
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.
Chavey Down to Waltham St Lawrence
An easy ride through exceptionally quiet East Berkshire lanes ends at the picturesque village of Waltham-St-Lawrence.
This route is a touch over 25kms/15.5miles with only 180m/590 feet of climbing.
Haring along Drift Road
Starting at Cranbourne Church, this ride soon reaches the Drift Road which locals use for time trialling, keep an eye out for the hare that pops up.
After riding the Drift time trial segment, and failing to catch up with the hare, the route follows quiet country lanes through the hamlets of Waltham St Lawrence, Crazies Hill, and Cockpole Green finishing in Remenham near Henley-on-Thames.
The Bluebell Run
The Spring bluebells on this easy ride are in full bloom. Rolling from Remenham, the ride drops into the Thames Valley near Henley-on-Thames.
The route then climbs out of the valley again via Aston Lane taking you through farmland to White Waltham. Be sure to ready yourself for a sprint along the Drift Road (East). The ride finishes in the village of Cranbourne.
About this week’s contributor
Hailing from the UK, Brian Martin filmed this week’s rides. He is a keen rider who loves to ride his home region, East Berkshire, both in real life and virtually.