2 part ride to Barnes & Twickenham


Near Pen Ponds Richmond Park

Sunday 19th March. Part 1, a strong blustery Wind had not deterred the 26 Cyclists, so via Lower Marsh, Berrylands, New Malden, Malden Golf course, Copse Hill, Wimbledon Common, – with an encounter with the ‘Marsden March‘,- a 14 Mile sponsored Walk between the 2 main parts of the Royal Marsden Hospital, Fulham & Sutton,- Putney Heath, Roehampton, Barnes Common to Barnes for Lunch at ‘the Red Lion’, with a small party prefering a local Cafe, then Barnes Village, traffic free Level Crossings Vine Road, Roehampton gate Richmond Park, with a strong Headwind making the last Mile seem like 10 Miles, Kingston gate to Kingston. Total 16 Miles, 4 new Faces. Thanks to Bai for Back marking, & many others for watching corners.

Map :-www.bikemap.net/en/route/3910914


Roadblock, not caused by Cyclists, (honest), near Ham gate

Part 2, Saying farewell to 15, but welcoming 3 fresh faces, 14 Cyclists left via Canbury Gardens, Thames Towpath, Aerospace estate, Ham, Ham gate Richmond Park, Petersham gate, Richmond, Richmond Bridge, Duck’s walk, St Margerets, to Marble Hill House, for Tea & BP, then Twickenham Riverside, Twickenham, Strawberry Hill, Teddington, Hampton Wick, Kingston Bridge to Kingston. Sub total 11 Miles, Total 28 Miles. Thanks to Steve for Back marking duties & thanks to John for the Breadpudding.

Map :-www.bikemap.net/en/route/3911129