Rides for Everyone – Palaces of West London – Sunday 21st May

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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 – 7th May

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Meet Twickenham Riverside , by Eel Pie Bridge , 10.30. 7th  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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It would be helpful if you would let me know if you are thinking of coming

Paul : 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.