We loved last year’s route so much, we decided to keep it with one important exception!
This year we are back at our spiritual home – the Alford Arms – for the Grand Depart.
We’ve also made an adjustment just after Cookham after taking advice from local riders. It makes it a bit more scenic – and we’re all about the scenic. Apart from that it’s the the same, beautiful, occasionally challenging route we’ve grown to love, taking in the best the Chilterns has to offer.
We begin with tea, coffee and bacon butties at the Alford before heading off over Ivinghoe Beacon towards our first stop at the Russell Arms, Butlers Cross. From there we tackle the infamous Whiteleaf Hill on our way to the the Old Queens Head, Penn. From there we drop down to the Thames at Cookham before a triumphant finish at the Royal Oak, Marlow, for a well deserved BBQ.
The route is around 52 miles depending on which GPS service you use.
Click the image below to see the challenge ahead. It being the Chilterns, there will be hills – but there will also be quiet country lanes and fantastic scenery throughout. There may be some minor changes closer to the event, but this is pretty much it.
We have mapped the route in various ways to make downloads to mobile and GPS devices as easy as possible. Don’t worry though the route is very well signposted and there are basic directions in your stamp cards.