I have spent lots of time cycling around New Jersey, Hampshire, Cambridgeshire (and the UK in general). This page collects my favourite rides, and I plan on adding to it whenever I find a new ride or have time to document an old one. The routes are organised according to location:
Enjoy the rides :-)
This is a lovely 20 mile route from Princeton. <!–more–> The ride begins with Cherry Hill, and the wooded area along the Princeton ridge. Crusher Road is one of the nicest sections of this ride. Mine Road is the most significant climb (at around half way), and is punishingly steep. The ride back to Princeton is much flatter than the first half of the ride, and is mostly open farmland.
This is my favourite relatively direct route to Lambertville and back, and is ideal if you want some time to spare in Lambertville as it’s quite quick. Read more
A nice loop that goes over the Sourlands twice. You can stop for food and drink at Murphy’s Crocodile Inn in Neshanic (roughly half way) or the Peacock Inn at the bottom of Lindburgh Road.
I’ve cycled Cambridge to Oxford several times and this is my favourite route. It’s scenic and quiet for the most part without being overly long. <!–more–> The Oxford end is definitely nicer than the Cambridge end, but the roads around Cambridge are generally fairly busy and boring. The ride also goes right past Woburn Safari Park, which is pretty cool. Lots of deer.
A great ride from Melton Mowbray to Cambridge. I did this a while ago and it was good fun. The start is pretty hilly, but after half way, you enter the Fens which are dead flat. Can be unpleasant if it’s windy!