Each week we offer a number of recreational rides aimed at different riding abilities, and we have a range of starting locations so that we can enjoy different areas of the countryside. Our rides are fun and friendly and include refreshments stops along the way.  See our Rides Calendar for all our rides.

We have four Ride Categories and we suggest you select a ride level you feel most comfortable with. Take a look at the various Ride Groups to find a ride at the right level, on a day that suits with a convenient start point (see below). Feel free to speak to the relevant Ride Group Leader for more information.

Our rides start from a variety of Start Points on Wednesdays, Thursdays, Saturdays and Sundays and each ride is led by experienced Ride Leaders. You can contact a Ride Leader directly if you wish.


Ride categories

Gentle
(Grade 1)
Gentle exercise for occasional or social riders, or perhaps experienced riders who no longer wish to exert themselves excessively.
Average speed is 8 mph, matching the slowest rider; 15-25 miles, no major hills.
Steady
(Grade 2)
A relaxed pace, for regular riders who are prepared to cover some distance, and not afraid of the odd hill; can be half or full day.
Steady ride of 30-50 miles, 10 – 13 mph to coffee and lunch, can include some hills.
Energetic
(Grade 3)
For generally experienced riders, can visit the best areas of the Surrey hills, so climbing involved; can be half or full day.
12 – 15 m.p.h., max 65 miles, less in winter with shorter days.
Athletic
(Grade 4)
Fast paced and sometimes long rides for the experienced and fit rider.
14 m.p.h. plus, could be long ride of 90 miles or so, or shorter sharper ride.


Ride Groups

The table shows the wide range of rides we provide. Please see the calendar for details of each ride.
The abbreviations (SADR, GGW, SADR etc.) refer to titles of rides on the Calendar.
Click on the Group name for further information about that Group.
 GradeDistancePaceHillsPer month 
Sunday All Day Intermediates (SADI)245-50Steady**1
*Guildford & Godalming Wayfarers (Sundays)(GGW)
220-25Steady**2
Sunday All Day Riders (SADR)460-90Athletic*****4
Farnham Wayfarers (1st Wednesday) (FW) 240-45Steady**1
Farnham Wayfarers (2nd Sunday) (FW) 240Steady**1
Farnham Wayfarers (3rd Wednesday) (FW) 120-25Gentle**1
Farnham Wayfarers (3rd Sunday) (FW) 118-25Gentle**1
Midweek Wayfarers (Wednesday) (MW)230-40Steady***4
Midweek Wayfarers (Wednesday) (MW)
340-60Energetic****4
Midweek Wayfarers (Wednesday) (MW)450-70Athletic*****4
Woking Away Day Riders (Saturday) (WADR) 3, 450-70Athletic****occasional
Evergreens (Thursday) (EG)1<20Gentle*1
Woking Sunday Riders (WSR)230-35Steady**4

 Sunday All Day Intermediates (SADI) Grade 2  

  • Aimed At: Cyclists who enjoy a steady paced ride covering some distance and enjoy some hills.
  • Pace: 11-13 mph 
  • Mileage: 45-50 miles
  • Ride Day: 4th Sunday each month
  • Duration: All day (may be extended to a lunch stop, decided on an ad hoc basis on the day) 
  • Start Time: 09.15 prompt (unless otherwise stated) 
  • Start Points: Varied – Godalming, Woking, Guildford, Farnborough etc
  • Refreshment Stops: Morning coffee, lunch, sometimes afternoon tea
  • Contact: Hilary Stephenson. 01483 572687

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 Guildford & Godalming Wayfarers (GGW) Grade 2  

  • Aimed At: Cyclists who enjoy a steady paced ride covering some distance and enjoy some hills.
  • Pace: 11-13mph 
  • Mileage: 20-25 miles
  • Ride Day: Sunday (1st and 3rd Sundays in the month)
  • Duration: Half Day (may be extended to lunch stop on the day on ad hoc basis)
  • Start Time: 09.30 prompt (unless otherwise stated) 
  • Start Points: Guildford (1st Sunday), Godalming (3rd Sunday)
  • Refreshment Stops: Morning coffee 
  • Contact: Peter Fennemore. 01483 300689

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 Sunday All Day Riders (SADR) Grade 4  

  • Aimed At: Experienced fit cyclists who enjoy fast paced, long and hilly rides.
  • Pace: 14 mph plus
  • Mileage: 60-90 miles
  • Ride Day: Sunday 
  • Duration: All day 
  • Start Time: 09.00 prompt (unless otherwise stated) 
  • Start Points: Varied – Godalming, Guildford, Farnham, Elstead, Shalford etc
  • Refreshment Stops: Morning coffee, lunch, sometimes afternoon tea
  • Contact: Clive Richardson. 07811 56323
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 Farnham Wayfarers (FW) Grade 2 

  • Aimed At: Cyclists who enjoy a steady paced ride covering some distance and enjoy some hills.
  • Pace: 10-12 mph 
  • Mileage: 40-45 miles
  • Ride Day: 1st Wednesday and 2nd Sunday of the month
  • Duration: All day 
  • Start Time: 09.30 prompt (unless otherwise stated) 
  • Start Points: Farnham (unless otherwise stated)
  • Refreshment Stops: Morning coffee, lunch
  • Contact: David Ross.  07802 927319

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  Farnham Wayfarers (FW) Grade 1  

  • Aimed At: Occasional / social riders or those who are slower experienced riders. No major hills.
  • Pace: 8-10 mph 
  • Mileage: 18-25 miles
  • Ride Day: 3rd Wednesday and 3rd Sunday of the month
  • Duration: Morning 
  • Start Time: 09.30 prompt (unless otherwise stated) 
  • Start Points: Farnham (unless otherwise stated)
  • Refreshment Stops: Morning coffee
  • Contact: Liz Palethorpe  07879 884332 (Wed ride); David Ross 07802 927319 (Sun ride)

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  Midweek Wayfarers (MW) Grade 2  

  • Aimed At: Cyclists who enjoy a steady paced ride covering some distance and enjoy some hills.
  • Pace: 10-13 mph 
  • Mileage: 30-50 (In Phil’s rides list, our table says 30-40) miles
  • Ride Day: Wednesday 
  • Duration: All day 
  • Start Time: 09.45 prompt (unless otherwise stated) 
  • Start Points: Varied – Woking, Guildford, Send, Farncombe, Normandy etc
  • Refreshment Stops: Morning coffee, lunch
  • Contact: John Wills 07906 784183

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  Midweek Wayfarers (MW) Grade 3  

  • Aimed At: Experienced cyclists who enjoy an energetic ride with a reasonable amount of climbing.
  • Pace: 12-14 mph 
  • Mileage: 40-60 miles
  • Ride Day: Wednesday 
  • Duration: All day 
  • Start Time: 09.45 prompt (unless otherwise stated) 
  • Start Points: Varied – Ripley, Woking, Send, Normandy etc
  • Refreshment Stops: Morning coffee, lunch
  • Contact: Phil Gasson. 07073 203917

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  Midweek Wayfarers (MW) Grade 4  

  • Aimed At: Experienced fit cyclists who enjoy fast paced, long and hilly rides
  • Pace: 13-15 mph
  • Mileage: 45-65 miles
  • Ride Day: Wednesday 
  • Duration: All day 
  • Start Time: 09.45 prompt (unless otherwise stated) 
  • Start Points: Varied – Ripley, Woking, Send, Normandy etc
  • Refreshment Stops: Morning coffee, lunch
  • Contact: John Murdoch. 01276 681131

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  Woking All Day Riders (WADR) Grade 3 & 4  

  • Aimed At: Experienced fit cyclists who enjoy fast paced, long and hilly rides further away from our usual routes.
  • Pace: 13-15 mph 
  • Mileage: 45-65 miles 
  • Ride Day: Occasional Saturday during summer months 
  • Duration: All day 
  • Start Time: 09.00 prompt (unless otherwise stated) 
  • Start Points: Normally a train/car journey to the start
  • Refreshment Stops: Morning coffee, lunch
  • Contact: Phil Gasson. 07073 203917

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  Evergreens (EG) Grade 1  

  • Aimed At: Cyclists who may be unable or unwilling to cycle long distances but wish to maintain contact with their cycling friends. 
  • Pace: An easy flat ride
  • Mileage: Approximately 8 miles each way along the Basingstoke Canal towpath to Pirbright
  • Ride Day: 1st Thursday of the month 
  • Duration: Half day 
  • Start Time:11.00 prompt (unless otherwise stated) 
  • Start Points: Woking’s Brewery Rd Car Park
  • Refreshment Stops: Lunch at the Royal Oak Pub (Aldershot Rd)
  • Contact: Rico Signore. 01483 822240

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  Woking Sunday Riders (WSR)  

  • Aimed At: Cyclists who enjoy a steady paced ride covering some distance and enjoy some hills.
  • Pace: 10-12 mph
  • Mileage: 30-35 miles
  • Ride Day: Sunday 
  • Duration: Half day 
  • Start Time: 09.15 prompt (unless otherwise stated) 
  • Start Points: Barclays Bank, Woking (unless otherwise stated)
  • Refreshment Stops: Morning coffee
  • Contact: Steve Brooks  07818 863470

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