Sunday 5th May 10.30.
Meet Twickenham Riverside by Eel Pie Bridge at 10.30. We cycle down to Hampton and then follow the Thames up to Staines where we cross the river and climb up to Englefield Green and lunch in the Sun Inn. After lunch we head through the open spaces of Windsor Great Park and down past Windsor Castle before heading back to Twickenham via Stanwell.
62km with one big hill.
Just checked with The Sun a few days in advance – horror they have shut down. The Happy Man looked a possible alternative so I checked if they could accommodate about 10 cyclists arriving about 1sh on a Sunday and yes they could.
Eight of us set off from a chilly but bright Twickenham Riverside and headed for Staines. The sun soon vanished but the scenic nature of the Thames from Chertsey Bridge to Staines was unspoilt. The obvious route to the new pub was up the A30 Egham Hill but the cycle track degenerated into a narrow shared use footway so will look at alternatives.
Our bikes were ushered into the garden at the Happy Man and a variety of food and drinks ordered and consumed with general satisfaction.
Windsor Great Park was resplendent in fresh green with a scattering of bluebells and the twisting ride down into Windsor brought out the inner 6yr old.
Despite one puncture we had a tail wind back into Twickenham arriving at 4pm.
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