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. )
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Meet Mortlake Green by the Station 10.15
We cycle by the Thames all the way down to Putney Bridge which we cross to Bishop’s Park and a break at the cafe in Fulham Palace – recently renovated with interesting displays. Return via London’s latest cycling bridge at Hammersmith and a glimpse at the “Arab tent” tomb of the explorer Richard Burton. 10 miles , flat and mostly traffic free so definitely a ride for everyone. – back about 12.
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Just 3 of us did this ride ; we had just had quite a bit of rain and more was forecast. Also I had to make a late correction to the erroneous time posted on Lets Ride ( 11.15 start , coffee break and finish by 12 isn’t going to work ). An impressive number of people using the Thames path which meant that the views had to be taken carefully to avoid collisions.
Saturday 16th March
Meet 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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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.
We 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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Saturday 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.
SORRY 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.
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.
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WEDNESDAY 28th June 2017 and Sunday 3rd September 2017
Run by a local member and starting from Hampton Hill – I am tempted !
Anyone who has joined our southerly rides will have benefited from these excellent maps. They are now available again (but at a modest price rather than free, but still good value) from main Surrey libraries.
See this website.