Roads leading to Peaslake
I wouldn't bother coming anywhere near Guildford at all if I were you. I've spoken to/heard of half a dozen or so cars smashed up on black ice this morning in the last hour or so an the A31 the other side of town. And I'm takling main roads which are technically 'clear' here. Guildford council has no salt left either, so it's not going to improve.
It's not worth it, really it's not.Posted 8 years agopihaSubscriber
^^As PP said^^
Quite a few on my estate have returned home after setting out to work earlier this morning. I drove to Peaslake a week before Xmas and it was a little slippery then, the weather is colder now so I wouldn't even bother trying just yet.
Could park at the Chantries and ride from there.Posted 8 years ago
You can drive to Newlands Corner, the A25 is not too bad. South of the A25 into Surrey Hills is not good. I can just about get up to Abinger Common in a regular car, but it makes it much more difficult if you meet traffic. There will be cars parked all through Peaslake and stopping and passing will be very tricky. You could park down at Gomshall Station and ride up to Holmbury – that would be my recommendation.Posted 8 years agonjee20Subscriber
I'm planning to head up there tomorrow, see what it's like! I certainly wouldn't drive to Peaslake though, go with any of the above recommendations!
I drove into Guildford this morning from the South and the roads aren't that bad, but I wouldn't want to venture onto the side roads.Posted 8 years agoJamesPMember
I'm headed up there on Sunday. Rode last Sunday and while BKB was fine, Pitch Hill side was very icy – particularly immediately out of Peaslake. Yoghurt Pots also had some patches of black ice and was super sketchy in some of the corners. The climby bit on Telegraph was also not much fun.
That's without this weeks deluge 🙂Posted 8 years ago
I do not cycle on roads for I am not a roadie.
I couldn't care less if it took 20 minutes from Esher.
I will remove my bike from the car when it is within spitting distace of some off road trails. Gomshall looks like a good idea or I might go via Dorking and see how far up Coldharbour lane I can get as I'm tole that may not be impassable by a resident I work with.
Ride from Esher, my god man next you'll be suggesting I get a team jersey and leave my baggies at home.
Also I live in East Molesey and it takes me 40 minutes by car in the summer to get to Peaslake. I can't see how I'd do it in an hour by bike in the snow.Posted 8 years ago
40 minutes by car? It only takes 50 minutes to drive from Brentford.Posted 8 years ago
Why not cycle to the Cafe Rouge at the foot of the hill up to Esher, go into the woods, come out in Claygate, over to Oxshott, over to Stoke D'Abernon – the majority of this is off road. Then out through Great Bookham, Ranmore Common then down through Wotton and up to Coldharbour.
Its only about 10 miles.
To be honest if you cant be aresed to ride for 20 mins on the road whats the point in going out.
I live in the middle of all the tracks up here (bottom of Christmas pud). Theres alot of snow around went out and did BKB on Tuesday. I was the first person on it but if more people have ridden it , it should be quick and slidey.
Planning on heading out later on today, will let you know what the trails are like.
Road wise its fine as long as you dont drive like a dick.Posted 8 years ago
If I can get from Abinger tea rooms to the bottom of Holmbury Hill I will obviously stop in at the Royal Oak for beer and food!!
Just don't want to attempt driving up Hoe Lane to Peaslake as I don't think I'll make the hill.
Do you think Horsham Road is drivable?Posted 8 years ago
BKB is open and rideable but nothing else around here is !!! I tried a few others today and they were just far too much effort.I.E getting on for 8 inchs of snow.
However the more people who come up and ride then the better, the snow on BKB is packing down now (did 4 runs on it today). If the more popular trails get ridden then they should all be like that. Il up load some photos of the conditions.Posted 8 years agoGJPMember
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Agree about Ember Lane. It's on my road loop (Walton, Cobham, Esher, Molesey, Sunbury and Walton again) and it's more or less the least favourite part. Not sure why, it just seems like it never ends.
Same here. I hate that stretch from Hampton Court to Esher, even more so on an MTB trying to get to Littleworth Common. Could it be that it is a false flat, certainly always seems better on the way back than the way out?Posted 8 years agodeadkennySubscriber
What do you reckon to Hound House Road & Ride Way, going from Shere? For a bike that is, not car. Park up somewhere round Shere and just straight along the road up to the top of Pitch Hill.
Or if going from Gomshall, what's a good route on the bike to Peaslake?
Want to get out somewhere, but access is the main problem. Other options for me are Tunnel Hill and Swinley (car park was closed on Wednesday). Not sure Swinley would be much good in the snow. Pitch/Holmbury were great before Christmas in the snow, but far more snow now.Posted 8 years ago
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