Car Free Day Ride – 22nd September 2018

Crown Road , St Margaret’s will be closed to traffic so we have an easy afternoon ride starting from there at 2pm. Meet at the Richmond Council display.

crane ride 002aWe explore the new path from Twickenham Station to reach Crane Park where we ride both the Whitton and Hounslow banks before returning to Kneller Gardens . (Tea ?) where we divert to Twickenham Riverside ( soon , we hope, to be less car-dominated)  and return via Orleans House, Marble Hill and Turner’s House.

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If interested please let me know ; Paul. rides@richmondlcc.co.uk

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

new path

UPDATE – RIDE POSTPONED: PATH STILL CLOSED !!

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

Crane Valley Park

RCC is excited about the 2012 Olympic Road Race coming to Richmond.  With at least two chances to see it, on the way out and the way back, we think people will enjoy cycling around the Borough during the day.  We’ve suggested working with the Council and TfL to resolve obstacles to spectators cycling to the race, identifying and agreeing routes:

  • Into the Borough from the north, south, east and west;
  • From, and to, train stations;
  • To, and then along, the race route.

One of the routes we’re thinking about is along the River Crane which already brings cyclists to Twickenham railway station but read what the Friends of the River Crane Environment [FORCE] say in their Feasibility Study about the potential of the Crane Valley cycle route and as an alternative to the A316 Chertsey Road cycle path. [Note many of the suggestions have been done since the report was published in 2009]

River Crane Crane Park Island

E-mail campaign@richmondlcc.co.uk if this is a route you use and have something to say about it.

Remember, Rides for Everyone Saturday 19th March includes the River Crane.