Just a plug for a good local event. A Charidee bike ride of 7, 24 and 45 miles. Circular routes from Basingstoke in Hampshire. I did the 45 last year. Enough people to make it an event but no big crowds. Nice rural routes around here. Last year it was almost all on nice back lanes. Hills,but they are soon done without too much trouble. All for local hospice. I think you can sign up on the day. http://www.stmichaelshospice.org.uk/?page=BigWheel It is well run but is a bit short on publicity for the event.