Tour de Rennie Grove

The Tour de Rennie Grove 2021 has now finished. Thank you to all who took part, and to our headline sponsors, Origin, and our other sponsor, KDW Financial Planning. You can read our report from the event here.


Tour de Rennie Grove Leg 1

Leg 1 (St Albans) - The Scenic Ride

Heading out of St Albans, the Leg 1 route leaves Hertfordshire and heads into the scenic countryside of Bedfordshire and Buckinghamshire where it passes along quiet lanes, through villages and includes beauty spots such as Whipsnade, Ivinghoe Beacon and the Ashridge estate. It then returns into the suburbs of Herts, weaving a course around before heading back to St Albans.

Tour de Rennie Grove Leg 2

Leg 2 (Tring) - The Hilly Ride

Starting from Tring, the Leg 2 route spends most of its time in and around the Chilterns so there is barely a flat piece of road. The route includes Whiteleaf, one of the Top 100 Climbs in Britain, but omits its little brother "Wardrobes". That's not all though, there are notable ascents out of Great Missenden, Chesham and Berkhamsted as well as on the way into Aldbury before coasting down to the Grand Union canal for the final short drag back up into Tring.

Tour de Rennie Grove Leg 3

Leg 3 (Amersham) - The Eclectic Ride

Mainly within Buckinghamshire, briefly emerging into Berkshire, the Leg 3 route navigates its way around one of the most densely populated areas around London, but dipping in and out of deserted country lanes you would barely know it. This route includes almost everything; pretty historic villages with half-timbered houses, quaint bridges over the Thames, roads that duck under or over the M40 and A4, modern town centers, deserted lanes with gravel 'center partings', suburban streets, short steep descents and the flatness of the Thames Valley. You'll need to keep your eye on the route and it twists and turns to keep you away from traffic wherever possible and enjoy the feeling of being away from it all in the Bucks countryside.

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