Cycling in Guildford
The biggest Guildford train operator co-run their Guildford (main) station's self-service folding Brompton Bicycle hire scheme. The Christmas Pie Trail is a leisure cycle route running from the northwest edge of Guildford (Applegarth Avenue) to the east side of Farnham (Shepherd & Flock roundabout). The route is 8.5 miles long. It runs along country paths, mostly surfaced and some quiet lanes. There is a busy road to cross toward the Farnham end. The route has signs that incorporate a Christmas pudding logo. Surrey Cycle Guide map 4 covers the route.
The Downs Link is a traffic-free trail linking Artington (2 miles south of Guildford) with Shoreham-by-sea. It follows the line of a disused railway and as such makes for easy and safe cycling. The whole length is about 37 miles but can be cycled in sections and is particularly well suited to families. There is a signed link to it (following National Cycle Route 22) from Guildford town centre.
There are now several good trafficfree routes in the area, and Guildford is on the National Cycle Network’s Route 22, which will eventually link Portsmouth with London.
Cycling UK has championed the cause of cycling for well over a century. They promote all forms of cycling, protect the interests of existing and would-be cyclists, and inspire people of all ages, backgrounds and abilities to discover the joys of cycling. As an independent, democratic and expert organisation, their activities reflect the commitment of the members, volunteers and partners to make cycling mainstream, making a lasting difference to the lives of individuals and communities.
The Charlotteville Cycling Club was founded in 1903 in the Charlotteville area of Guildford, Surrey. The Club has been involved in all aspects of cycling through the years, both locally and nationally, and were the promoters of the first cycle races at Brooklands in 1933. The Club now promotes several Open racing events through the season, the most important being the Guildford Town Centre Road Races (part of the annual Guildford Festival). The club also promote a series of Club time trials which are held in the Pirbright area.