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.


Rides for Everyone – New Path from Twickenham to Crane – Sat 30th September

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As can be seen the path  from Twickenham Station to Crane Park should now be open in September so we can have a celebratory ride. 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.

Contact .- rides@richmondlcc.co.uk

Rides for Everyone – 18th October – Crane and Hanworth Parks


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A favourite park and a new (to cycling) park.

Meet Strawberry Hill station 10.40.  We take our usual route to Crane Park,  which should be showing the first of the autumn colours, but after passing the Nature Reserve cross to the Airparks Leisure Centre for coffee. We then explore the newly created shared use paths across Hanworth Park before returning to the station through Hampton Hill.

About 8 miles , flat and mostly off-road.


Just two of us today. Weather very mild but cloudy. Leisure Centre cafe functional/ basic. Maybe try Starbucks in Feltham Centre on a future occasion.

Ham United Group Ride

The Ham United Group have asked our friends at The Turning Hub to lead a ride for them this Sunday.  Meet outside the Ham Youth Centre on Ham Close at 14:00 for an easy ride to Bushy Park for a tea stop then home.  Almost all of the ride is on towpaths or cycle lanes. Contact HUG to register for the ride via event@hamunitedgroup.org.uk or call 07846 156 201. Money raised from the ride goes to HUG’s community work. Continue reading

Rides for Everyone – February 18th – Bushy Park and the Thames

We meet at Strawberry Hill station at 10.30. and cycle through Bushy Park to Hampton Court. We then follow the Thames downstream to Teddington Lock, pausing for coffee en route, and hence back to Strawberry Hill.


Seven of us met up – equally divided between Skyriders and LCC members. There was quite a stiff headwind on the way south through Bushy Park and past Hampton Court but we enjoyed some glimpses of sunshine and the wind blew us through Kingston to coffee at the YMCA Hawker Centre. We regained Strawberry Hill in advance of threatened rain.