Richmond Rides for Explorers – An on-road ride in NW Surrey

Sunday 10th  June

A new ride by a new ride leader – will be appreciated by riders who don’t like my muddy bridle-paths !

Meet Twickenham Riverside 10.30

We cut across to Hampton then broadly follow the river up to Chertsey then on to Egham and up to Englefield Green. We then go around the outside of Windsor Great Park to reach the spectacular heathland of Chobham Common before descending to the Thames at Weybridge and returning along the south bank.

48 miles and quite hilly.

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Contact Christopher :  jcwhed@virginmedia.com

Rides for Everybody – Palaces of West London

Osterley 2017Saturday 19th May

Meet Richmond Little Green by theatre at 10.00am.

We Cross the Thames and pass through the grounds of Sion House before heading up the Grand Union Canal to Norwood Green. A country lane takes us into the wide spaces of Osterley Park where we enjoy coffee in the stables before passing the mansion on the way home. About 10 miles, quiet with some slopes. Should be back around 12 ish.

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Rides for Explorers – Windsor Great Park – 6th May

Windsor Ride May 17 2SORRY  RIDE POSTPONED

Meet Twickenham Riverside , by Eel Pie Bridge , 10.30. Sunday 6th  May

We cut across to Hampton then roughly follow the Thames upstream using NCR4 from Chertsey to Staines. A steep climb to Englefield Green is rewarded by lunch at the Sun Inn then we enjoy the practically traffic free Windsor Great Park and track into Windsor. We than return more directly to Twickenham with more mixed surroundings but finishing with our local Crane Park trail.  38 miles with one big hill.

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Rides for Explorers : Surrey Heathland : Sunday 8th April

Fairoaks

Meet Twickeham Riverside by Eel Pie island bridge 10.30.

We head up the Thames to Chertsey  and then up into the hills as far as Chobham Common. We have lunch at the “Hangar Cafe” at Fairoaks Airport before enjoying a downhill section to Weybridge and so home.

35 miles and a bit hilly.

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Nine of us met up on a cloudy Twickenham Riverside. By the time we were going through Hampton the rain started and continual light rain fell on us essentially all day. To be positive the rain washed out any pollution out of the atmosphere and the fresh air and exercise were a lot better than sitting indoors looking gloomily out at the rain.

The Hangar cafe provided excellent coffee and sandwiches and yummy cakes. We didn’t hang about and were back in Twickenham by 2.30.

Rides for Everyone : Park and Riverside Saturday 17th March

ham 006aMeet Teddington Station west side 10.15.

We go through Bushy Park to Hampton Court – watch out for Daffodils  and then follow the Thames back to Teddington . More than half the ride off-road but decent surfaces. Coffee break en-route. Flat 8 miles so back by 12ish depending on how long we spend over coffee.

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Snowed off in March !!

If interested please email Paul  rides@richmondlcc.co.uk

Rides for Explorers : Sunday 14th January : Box Hill

Box Hill Jan2018

Meet Twickenham Riverside – by Eel Pie bridge 10.00.

Our traditional post-turkey jaunt but a bit later to avoid clash with Kingston.  On/off road quiet and scenic route to Box Hill then a steady climb to the viewpoint and lunch in NT Cafe at the top (as the pub we used to patronise is now a trendy wine-bar). Enjoy  a switchback descent taking us most of the way home. About 40 miles in total. Better bring lights but expect to get back before 4.

Six of us set off from Twickenham and made good timing with paths less muddy than usual (modified route) and some glimmerings of light in the sky. Due to the large numbers of groups of cyclists on the return leg half the group got detached (oops! , embarrassment )  but both halves were back in Twickenham by 3ish.

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Rides for Everyone : Crane Park new link : Saturday 21st October

Any cycle route here ??

IMG_20171002_105955424well if you brave the fountains and peek round the corner:

Path Twickenham EndSo there is a cycle path – but the “Footpath” remains closed as it is at the other end :

path Park End

The path  from Twickenham Station to Crane Park should have been open in September but wasn’t. This Ride will either use it or send a photo of us at the locked gates to the press. (there is a by-pass) Meet Twickenham Station 10.15.

I am looking at this route that looks at a few newish paths in Hounslow as well. (Coffee in Feltham ?

8 miles flat and 6 of them traffic-free.

Any takers were deterred by the weather forecast ; pity as it wasn’t at all bad.

Contact .- rides@richmondlcc.co.uk