If you cycle to Victoria Gate using the new protected lane you can store your bike in new temporary racks and go out the same way. (pedestrians have to leave by Lion or Elizabeth Gates)
This is a map (thanks Patrick) of the Bike Shops locally that we believe to be open. clearly things can change so all corrections please to: email@example.com
Shops that are open (often with restrictions) are shown by Green Bicycles, Ones closed are red. Crown Cycles and BIcycle (orange) will see customers by phone appointment.
Moores Cycles will deliver orders on their website.
All details on this link :
CLOSES 19th March
TfL propose toucan crossings on all arms and a special toucan in line with the Cole Park Rd cycleroute from Twikenham Station to Brentford. Worth supporting.
Meet at Mortlake Green by the station 10.15. We make use of the off road track over Chiswick Bridge and cycle along the riverside before cutting through to Chiswick House Gardens for coffee. We then follow quiet roads to Kew Bridge from where the towpath takes us back to Mortlake. An easy 6 mile ride for a winter day.
Please let me know if you are thinking of coming – firstname.lastname@example.org
No takers – a bit of a damp day.
Meet Twickenham Riverside – by Eel Pie bridge 10.00.
Our traditional post-turkey jaunt but a bit later this year to avoid clashing with Kingston CC rides. 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 well before 4.
Route (May be modified if we get much more rain. )
6 of us met up and , apart from a brief light shower had good , if slightly muddy, ride across Horton Country Park and Ashstead Common. After a quick snack at the top of Box Hill we headed back with the wind behind us and got back through Kingston around 2pm ahead of the worst of the threatened rain.
Monica Saunders, campaigner for Richmond 20s plenty , organised a group of us to assist PCSOs in monitoring the speed of traffic on Kew Road this afternoon.
Most did seem to be more or less adhering to the new 20 mph limit with a few at 25 and one at 38mph. They will be getting written advice !
Any offers to help with future events (apparently 2 per borough per month) or suggestions where speeding is a problem welcome.
We met with council Highways Engineers . The following schemes look likely to be implemented this autumn. :
Richmond : Grove Road
Twickenham : Church Street, Oak Lane, Grosvenor Road.
The following were agreed as unsuitable / not really useful.
Richmond , The Green will go for consultation. ( may possibly end up with wider shared use path across the actual green )
Kew – Station Approach – the council is unwilling but we have asked for another look.
The next tranche to be looked at :
Saturday 31st August
We meet a group from Kingston on the Ham Side of Teddington Lock at 9.50 and head across Richmond Park , crossing Wimbledon Park, Wandsworth Common, and Clapham Common aiming to get to Brockwell Park by 12. Bring a picnic.
12 miles each way quite hilly.
Six of us went and demonstrated that you can cycle across south London without too much traffic (apart from Earlsfield Station) . We also found that TfL is fond of making pedestrians and cyclists wait at toucan crossings.
I will be heading back about 2 – anyone is welcome to join me. Alternatively bring a physical or electronic map and make your own way. Clapham Junction is not far away for rail assistance back to our area.