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MARLOW TO DORNEY LAKE

START: Marlow town centre

DISTANCE:  10 miles or 20 miles there and back

DIFFICULTY: Easy

Marlow –Cookham Rise-4 miles


From Marlow town centre go down the High Street and cross the bridge. At the Compleat Angler turn left down Quarry Wood Road towards Cookham Dean. Travel down this straight road going under the A404 and passing Longridge ,then turn left  just before the hill into Quarry wood Lane. Follow this lane which runs adjacent to the Thames, then at the end at Quarry Wood Hall go up the by-way which bears right.

Continue on the path, then as it descends follow on to the right towards the white house(Forest Lodge). Continue on as it climbs and becomes a tarmac lane (Gibraltar lane). At the top, at the road junction turn left. Follow it for a short while  then turn right down Bradcutts Lane by the small green.  Continue on Bradcutts Lane for ¾ mile as it descends  .At the road junction turn right then immediately left up Whyteladyes Lane.

Follow along Whyteladyes Lane for ¾ mile passing the cricket club as is loops around Cookham Rise. At the junction turn left going under the railway bridge. If you have young children with you then use the footpath. Once under the bridge take the next right down Lightlands Lane(signposted with Sustrans route 50)

Cookham Rise to Maidenhead Town Centre -2.5 miles

Cycle down Lightlands Lane then go through the ‘Cycle gate’ at Strand lane following the blue route 50 sign. Follow the cycle route as its bears round to the left over Strand water. Follow the cyclepath, and then in 200 yards continue as it bears sharply right onto a wider path (permitted cyclepath Sustrans  50 route). Carry on in the same direction following the route 50 signs.

When you get to the path crossroads you will encounter 2 route 50 signs. Turn left following the path which is fenced on both sides in between the fields. When you get to the Wooden bridge take the path to the left which takes you to the far end of the larger bridge. You will see a Number 50 sign and follow it on the tarmac lane away from the bridge.  Follow the 50 sign as it bears right off the tarmac back onto a cinder path. Follow as it travels over a wooden bridge. At the footpath junction at North town Moor go left following 50 signs. Continue to follow the 50 signs as you go right onto the lane .The path leads to Florence Avenue.

At Florence Avenue turn left then almost immediately right onto Strand water down the path signposted ‘the Greenway to Bray ‘.This is a lovely stretch of the waterway lined by willow trees. Continue to follow the sign to Bray. At the next path junction you lose the Bray signs so follow the signs to “town centre” as you travel through a park with the Fire Station to your right. This leads to an underpass which takes you under the A4 .

Maidenhead Town Centre to Dorney Lake   -3.5 miles

Once out from the underpass turn right towards the town centre. Go straight over at the traffic lights. If you have children then use the wide path by Waitrose to cross the busy Forlease Road using the pedestrian crossing. Continue along Bridge St towards the centre of town. Just after Pizza Express at the bridge turn left down onto Strand water signposted with the dark blue “Greenway to Bray” sign. There is a narrow path to the left ,or carry your bike down the steps. Follow Strand Water as it passes the library and amphitheatre. At the road, cross straight over using the pedestrian crossing following ‘Eton/Dorney’ 50 signs. Follow the stream as it travels under the railway then gets to another road  junction at Stafferton Way. Use the pedestrian crossing to your right to cross onto the path adjacent to the stream, signposted ‘Greenway to Bray’.

Follow the path as it bears right onto a tarmac lane signposted Route 4 and Greenway. Keep on this path following route 4 signs as it skirts Braywick Park .When you get to a pathway junction turn left following the route 4 signs ,which leads to Hibbert Road . At the road turn left towards Bray village following the blue signs. At the end of the road at the junction turn right to Bray village past the cricket pitch to your left.

Pass the Hinds Head Pub, then at the war memorial turn left down Ferry Road. Follow the route 4 signs as it bears right and continue to be led by the 4 signs on the lamposts as you go onto Old Mill Lane. Continue on Old Mill Lane as it rises over the M4. Once over the motorway ignore the left hand sign to Dorney and continue straight on passing Temple Cottage. Carry straight on until you see the left hand path signposted route 4 to Eton Wick and Windsor with a Green/Yellow permitted path sign. Follow as it crosses up and over the Thames on the wooden bridge. Once over the bridge turn left along the river. After 100 yards turn left signposted Windsor route 4. Simply follow any route 4 signs along this lovely path which will lead to the Dorney lake car park lane.

You have arrived at the lake. If you would like to explore the lake turn right which will lead you to the top end of this 1.3 mile lake. You can ride all the way around it and there is always some sporting event at the lake most weekends which you can watch.

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Learn to cycle with Spokes Cycling Instruction

Both group and one to one instruction from Buckinghamshire’s leading cycle instruction company.

3 stages of bikeability (cycling proficiency) available to take you from your first pedal stroke to riding around the local roads.

Visit their website here

 

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Evo Tri

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THE COOLEST BRAND….THE BEST TEAM SPIRIT

Triathlon is the fastest growing sport in the UK for all ages and abilities from kids to old timers, busy mums to finely tuned athletes… Evolution Tri Club invites you to experience triathlon in a totally refreshing way.

Our members include complete novices, who have not even taken part in triathlon as yet, members of Team GB and pro-athletes including a world champion!

Wherever you fit in, you will receive support, encouragement and friendship making your experience in the Evo family a positive one.

EVO TRI

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Tri Henley

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Henley Junior Triathlon Club

Tri Henley is a Junior Triathlon Club.   Our aim is to provide coaching, training and competition in Triathlon.  The Club  is targeted at 11 to 16 year olds from Henley and the surrounding area who wish to progress their performance in running, biking and swim in a safe and fun environment.  We are a brand new Club, and will grow and develop just as fast as the enthusiasm of the juniors and parents who join us.   The Club is not-for-profit and being set up by two sport-crazy former Henley Scout leaders and an ex cross channel swimmer.

The Club is affiliated to Triathlon England – the home nation for the British Triathlon Federation (see attached) – affording insurance for coached sessions, and access to resources and expertise in Triathlon.   Tri Henley Club members will train once a week with a qualified Triathlon Coach and enter bi-weekly competitions across the region, from Triathlons, Duathlons and Aquathons, to Cross-Country, Cycling Sportives and Openwater Swimming.

Tri Henley

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Summit MTB

Summit MTB Club

Summit is a friendly mountain biking club in the Chiltern Hills. We have over 100 members and run rides and activities for all ages. The club is here to encourage you to ride your bike regularly and to show you the best trails in the area. There are three or four rides arranged every week on a very active forum. Rides are typically 15 to 20 miles, taking 2 to 3 hours. We also organise overnight and weekend trips to the best riding in the UK.

If you’d like to make some new friends, get a bit fitter, or just ride your bike more often, then join us and let Summit show you the best trails in the Chilterns.

Visit www.summitmtb.co.uk for more info!

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BUCKS MTB

Bucks MTB

BucksMTB caters for everything Mountain Biking in Buckinghamshire, Oxfordshire, Hertfordshire, Bedfordshire and beyond.
BucksMTB is an officially registered Mountain Bike Club and is affiliated to the CTC and BikeClub.

Visit www.bucksmtb.co.uk for more info!

 

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Maidenhead and District Cycling Club

Formed in 1881, Maidenhead and District Cycling Club are based in the town of Maidenhead in Berkshire, attracting members from the local area, including Windsor, Slough, Bracknell, Marlow, Reading, and Henley-on-Thames. We have over 70 members of all ages and experience, catering for all forms of road cycling, and are a very friendly club who welcome both experienced cyclists and those new to the sport.

Although a significant proportion of our membership ride purely for leisure, our members organise and participate in various forms of cycle racing including time trials, road races, and track events. The club’s racing history is firmly time trialling and each year the club organises over 30 time trial races that are open to club members and those of other clubs in the area.

As well as weekly race meetings from April to September we hold a social clubnight twice a month throughout the year. This gives new members a chance to get to know other club members and also to seek advice on all aspects of the sport. However some members just turn up for a cup of tea and a chat!

As a club we actively promote cycling for young people by hosting coached activities as part of British Cycling’s go-ride programme, run by our four qualified coaches. Our coaches also organise training sessions to meet our club members’ needs and are always happy to give coaching advice if asked.

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Thames Velo

Thames Velo

We are Thames Velo and are based in Maidenhead.  We’ve been a race club with a team focus since 1980 but have seen a shift to more social riding,  We still have a team with cyclo-cross taking off big time.  We are a friendly bunch and are always on the lookout for new members.

 thamesvelo.org.uk

 

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VC10 Cycling Club

Vc10 is a friendly, British Cycling Affiliated club that aims to encourage all forms of participation in cycle sports.

Whether you are an experienced road racer, TT specialist, MTB enthusiast, CX rider, Triathlete or just starting out on a bike and looking for a group to ride with, we want you to ride with us!

VC10 

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Beaconsfield CC

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Beaconsfield Cycling Club

Welcome to Beaconsfiled Cycling Club. A new club created for social rides around the Chitterns. Or more appropriately rides up and down the Chilterns. Group rides are early on a Saturday morning and usually last 3-4 hours. Guests are welcome to join one of our rides but please get in touch before doing so that we know to wait for you. One of us can even pick you up on route to the start point.

http://www.beaconsfieldcyclingclub.co.uk/

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