A Riverside Ride

  • From: 10:00am 15 Dec 2013
  • To: 04:30pm 15 Dec 2013
  • Event type: Ride
  • Contact: rides@bromleycyclists.org
  • Difficulty: Hard

We will meet at Jubilee Gardens by the London Eye and cycle Westwards alongside the mother all rivers – the River Thames. We shall cycle until we collectively decide we have gone far enough (probably around Kew) at which time we will cross to the North side (hmm! danger, danger oxygen required) and following some refreshments cycle back along the North side of the River to Jubilee Gardens.

I expect we shall have a coffee and a slice of cake on the outward journey at Battersea Park. We shall have an afternoon tea stop and look to be back at Jubilee Gardens before dark.

Jubilee gardens can be accessed either by train service to Waterloo or Waterloo East, or for the really hardcore you could cycle up there from Bromley South (depart 9am).

Cycle back to Bromley South afterwards if you really fancy a challenge so possibly a stop at The Ivy House, Nunhead for some late afternoon refreshments.

Distances (excl. to and from Bromley South) no more than 30 miles but because of the nature of the riverside path  this will be quite a tiring ride, particularly if we find ourselves cycling into a headwind on the outward journey. Of course we are never far from rail stations for anyone who wants to bail out.

Please ensure you bike is serviceable. Please bring a couple of spare inner tubes for your wheelsize. You should bring lights for your homeward journey.

Ride leader: Steve Watkin

This post was edited by JHW at 08:10am 13 Dec 2013.

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  • By carolyn at 08:10am 13 Dec 2013

Hi Steve unable to join you on Sunday but wondered if you could tell me your route? I cycled from Putney Bridge to Kew some years ago along the Thames path and am wondering if this is still possible, as when I emailed Thames authority they were not able to help?

Many thanks 

Carolyn (cssmr1@hotmail.com)

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