2017 Ride date is Sunday the 3rd of September

2017 will be a big year for Debdencycle. The Debdencycle in September in aid of The Royal Engineers starts and finishes at Carver Barracks and has a highly revised route from 2016. I say ride but there are still 35 or 50 mile distances to choose from. Whichever distance you take on, it’s not a race, it’s a ride out to enjoy the countryside of Essex, Herts & Cambs whilst supporting serving and ex-serving men and women.

How the Debdencycle 3 Counties ride on September the 3rd operates:

Meet up from 8am at Carver Barracks CB102YA using the airfield entrance where ample parking is available on the runway. Toilets, teas and coffees also available at the start/finish. Both of the rides start off at the same time (10:30) winding through beautiful country lanes from Debden. Both routes pass through Newport to Arkesden and then split at Duddenhoe End.The 50 mile route goes out past Elmdon and back via Shaftenhoe End where they meet up again with the 35 mile route shortly before the lunch stop at The Woodman Nuthampstead. The return leg sees all riders staying together through the Hormeads, then splitting again in Furneux Pelham with the 50 mile route swinging a wider southerly arc down to Hazel end and then back up through Rickling. The riders come together again in Wendens Ambo for the return to Carver Barracks.

You can now download specific route maps

We have two Facebook pages. All ride day specific information i.e. Maps, GPX file links etc can be found on our Facebook page Debdencycle Community and we have a more general day to day and comments Facebook page, Debdencycle Lindsell

That’s not all that’s happening in 2017 for the Debdencycle team

In addition Hannah and I will be tackling a European tour over eight days, passing through four countries. As with our Debden to Cornwall adventures we’ll be carrying everything we need and camping along the way, plus we’ll be updating you each day via Facebook. There will be an accompanying YouTube ride guide to sit alongside our previous ride guides and others we plan to film during the year. For now you can see guides for The Lea Valley to the Thames, Northampton to Market Harborough and the epic Cambridge to Ely. You can download the routes for the rides by going to the Sat Nav routes page on this website.
For more ride information see our facebook pages, Debdencycle Lindsell and Debdencycle Community.
Yours in appreciation of your support
Brian Lindsell
01799 542569/07974771414.

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2013 To Cornwall – Day six & seven Friday 9th & Saturday 10th

Perranporth early on Saturday morning

We had made it to Hendra holiday park, as planned, just outside Newquay by Friday afternoon. It had been another hard riding day and I swear not a metre was ridden on the flat,,, it all goes up or down around here!

That left us with just ten miles on the Saturday morning. Anybody who has driven the 10 miles between Newquay and Perranporth will appreciate that these were some of the most hazardous miles we would travel! (Families just a few miles from their destination seem to lose all regard for other road users). We rolled into Perranporth early on Saturday morning. It felt quite odd to be here without the rest of the family and with no car. After all the hills and all the amazing people we have met, we have finished! I don’t think either of us can quite believe that we actually did it (and with no arguments at all).

I am incredibly proud of the dedication Hannah showed before the ride, her determination during it and ultimately her achievement.

Hannah and I to cycled to Cornwall again in the summer of 2015. We cut a day out of the 2013 schedule meaning 65 miles for each of the 5 days (again carrying all our camping gear and clothes). I’m sure you can manage 35 or 50 miles with us in 2016.

Please mail us at debdencycle@live.co.uk or telephone on 01799542569 / 07974771414 for more details.

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To Cornwall – Day five Thursday 8th

Grand Western Canal

Hooray, earache has passed, onwards and upwards, literally.
Stumbled across the Grand Western Canal outside the campsite so had a beautiful FLAT first 13 miles and then went up the 1.6 miles of Long Drag Hill out of Tiverton. This set the tone for the remainder of the day. 61 miles, hot, wind in our face and very hilly. 9 hours on the road today, very hard work, but the end is almost in sight.

Another superb reception at The Arscott Arms (a few miles north of Launceston, Devon). They do the most amazing burger meals!

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