Rides for Everyone – Saturday January 15th

Chiswick House

Despite sabotage attempts by SW Trains (shutting the line) four of us got to Mortlake and headed off across Chiswick Bridge then around Dukes Meadows to Chiswick House .  In a fit of historical accuracy the cascade was not working (This was an early effort by William Kent and never worked well)  After a coffee break we returned via Strand on the Green, Kew Bridge and the Thames Path and three of us then via Richmond Park and Teddington Lock. Some fitful brightness but no rain and lots of fresh air.

Contact: Paul Luton
Telephone: 02089774016
Email: rides@richmondlcc.co.uk

Rides for Explorers Sunday January 9th

Box Hill

Meet : Twickenham Riverside, by Eel Pie bridge by 10.15am.
Description: Four of us met up on a cold but bright morning. The path through Horton Country Park was a bit muddy with decaying leaves and Epsom Common had the occasional patches of ice but felt like remote countryside rather than being inside the M25. After more traffic in Leatherhead the ride up the zig-zag has a manageable gradient and certainly took the chill off. At the top we were rewarded by fine views across the Weald a toytown Dorking immediately below.  After a pub lunch at the Hand in Hand the way home was an exhilarating downhill switchback getting back to Kingston soon after 3.00 apart from Steve who had to get the train from Epsom due to a broken wheel skewer.

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Contact: Paul Luton
Telephone: 02089774016
Email: rides@richmondlcc.co.uk

Rides for Explorers – Sunday 7th November

Bookham Common

( Burnham Beeches intended but no trains to Staines !)

Four of us met at Richmond Station and headed south crossing Bushy Park and then Littleworth Common, Ardbrook Common and Esher Common.  The path was smoothed by fallen leaves and the views superb. After getting through Cobham we followed a bridlepath across the Mole (Which I misidentified as the Wey – Sorry)  to Downside then a seriously quiet road (major hazard children on bikes ) to Bookham Common where another bridlepath led to Little Bookham and lunch.

Returned via Oxshott ( where a cement lorry had recently had a go at demolishing the bridge ) Claygate and Kingston. Deterred from taking the twopath into Richmond as it was deeply underwater. 35 miles overall.

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Contact: Paul Luton
Telephone: 020 8977 4016
Email: rides@richmondlcc.co.uk

Ealing Sky Ride

The Ealing Sky Ride is fast approaching.

RCC will be leading a feeder ride to Lammas Park, so Richmond residents can enjoy the lanes of leafy Ealing without being bothered by motor traffic.

The feeder ride is a fully marshalled ride, so you can enjoy riding your bike from town centre to town centre.  We’ll also be leading a return ride, so noone need worry about getting lost on the way back.

The feeder rides are steady paced rides that allow everyone to get there safely, from 4 year olds to 104 year olds.  The marshals will check your bikes are safe to ride, will give you a few instructions and then we’ll head off to Lammas Park where we will join the main route.

Hope to see you there.