Do it your­self

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GET­TING THERE

The Chilterns are com­pre­hen­sively served by train from Lon­don. To tackle the Chilterns with Red­bourn as a start point, Harpen­den is the eas­i­est sta­tion to travel to. It’s half an hour on the train from Lon­don King’s Cross and from there it’s a 5km spin to Red­bourn.

FUEL STOP

Make sure you grab a cof­fee and break­fast at the cy­cling-themed Hub cafe (hub­cof­fee­bike.com) be­fore you set off. A bit fur­ther up the High Street, the Hub’s af­fil­i­ated work­shop, the Bike Loft (the­bikeloft.co.uk), can sup­ply any last-minute tubes or gels you may need to see you through a day rid­ing in the Chiltern Hills.

WITH THANKS

Thanks to Neil Wass of TMG Hori­zon Cy­cle Team (our­cy­clingteam.com) for all his help and ad­vice with route plan­ning, and to our driver for the day, Paul Cope of High Wy­combe CC (high­wycombecc.co. uk), for be­ing very pa­tient when our bike com­put­ers re­peat­edly sent us the wrong way. Thanks also to Cy­clist ’s ride part­ners, Rob, Joe and Mike Jack­son of Madi­son, for do­ing more than their fair share of rid­ing on the front.

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