Bread pudding Challenge ride to Newdigate

Sunday 7th August. Another gorgeous Sunny day, saw 14 Cyclists gather at Tolworth Station, then via West Ewell, Epsom, Epsom downs, -collecting 1 more Cyclist-, Tadworth, Walton on the Hill, Pebble Coombe, Betchworth, Brockham, Strood green, Parkgate, to Newdigate for lunch at ‘the Six Bells’, Henfold, North Holmwood, Dorking, Meadowbank Park, A24 Cycle track, Zig-zag Rd to Boxhill for well earned Tea & Bread pudding & Photo, Headley Heath, Headley, Langley Vale, to Epsom’s ‘the Wells estate’, to see the Well, said to be the site for the origin of Epsom Saltts, Epsom Common, Horton Country Park, Bonesgate path, to finish back at Tolworth. Total 42 Miles, Thanks to John E for back marking, thanks to Christine for the BP. Map:- www.plotaroute.com/route/1982726

Boxhill viewpoint, on a very clear day: Lindsay

Train assisted ride, Woking to Leatherhead

Sunday 24th July. A gorgeous Sunny day, with 1 cancellation, & 1 no show, plus 1 late addition, 15 Cyclists met at Woking Station, including 1 slightly emotional ‘surprise guest’, then via Woking Park, -with 1 extra guest missing the point of a Train assisted ride, Cycling the whole way, having to chase the main group-, Old Woking, Send, Ripley, Ockham, Effingham, Bookham, Fetcham, to Leatherhead for lunch at the ‘Edmund Tilney’ (Wetherspoons), joined by 2 other Cyclists, then Oxshott, Princes Coverts (Photo), Ashtead Common, to Epsom for Tea & Bread pudding at ‘the old Moat Garden centre Cafe’, Long Grove Park, West Ewell, Tolworth, Berrylands, to finish back in Kingston. Total 30 Miles, thanks to Ellie for Back marking, thanks to John E & others for marking corners, thanks to Christine for the BP, thanks to Nigel for standing by to lead a second group if needed.

Map:- http://www.plotaroute.com/route/1974460

Princes Coverts: Steve D

Evening ride to Ewell

Wednesday 20th July. With increasing clouds, would we stay dry? After 3 cancellations, but 1 unexpected visitor, 9 Cyclists left via Lower Marsh, Berrylands, New Malden, Malden Manor, Worcester park, Auriol Park, Nonsuch Park, Ewell village to the Wheatsheaf (a reliable friendly local) for refreshments- with 1 rather heavy shower in the interval-, West Ewell, Tolworth, Surbiton, to finish back in Kingston. Total 13 Miles, 1 new face. Thanks to Jon W for back marking.

Map:- www.plotaroute.com/route/903978

Midweek ride to Lyne

Wednesday 13th July. After 1 late cancellation, but 2 unannounced guests, with a Hot mostly Sunny day, 18 Cyclists left via Portsmouth Rd, Thames Ditton, Molesey, Walton, Broadwater Path, Weybridge, Addlestone, Bretlands, to Lyne for lunch at the ‘Royal Marine’, (a quiet hidden gem), Thorpe Green, Egham, Staines Bridge & Riverside (Photo), Knowle Green, Ashford, Feltham, Hanworth, Hampton, Bushy Park to the Pheasantry for Refreshments, Hampton Wick, Kingston Bridge to finish back in Kingston. Total 32 Miles, 2 new faces, Thanks to John E for back marking.

Map:- www.plotaroute.com/route/1511728

Group with the ‘Origami Swans’, Staines riverside

Bread pudding ride to Harmondsworth

Sunday 10th July. A glorious hot Sunny day, after 1 late cancellation & 1 no show due to a ‘P’, 12 Cyclists left via Kingston Bridge, Bushy Park -just avoiding the ‘Fun-run’-, Hampton, Hanworth, Feltham, Bedfont, Stanwell & the much improved Cycle track, Stanwell moor, Poyle, Harmondsworth Moor, to Harmondsworth for lunch at the Crown, -and who had beaten us to lunch, some of the ‘Souwesters, also wanting to visit ‘the Great Barn‘-, which we did shortly afterwards, then Sipson, Harlington, Grand union Canal path (Photo), Southall, Norwood Green, to Osterley Park for Tea & Bread pudding, Osterley – with a ‘Mexican stand-off’ among Drivers not willing to cede an inch-, Hounslow, Whitton, Twickenham, Teddington, Hampton Wick, Kingston Bridge to finish back in Kingston. Total 31 Miles, thanks to Chris F for back marking, thanks to Christine for the BP.

Map:- www.plotaroute.com/route/840250

Grand union Canal path, near ‘Bulls Bridge’, Hayes

Evening ride to Richmond Hill

Wednesday 22nd June. A lovely Sunny evening, after 2 late bookings & 1 extra unbooked guest, saw 12 Cyclists leave via Kingston Bridge, Bushy Park, Fulwell, Twickenham, Kneller Gardens, Twickenham Junction rough,, Cole Park, St Margarets -with a ‘dropped Tissue’ almost losing the tail end-, Richmond Bridge, to Richmond Hill for refreshments at ‘the Roebuck’ (somewhat ‘pedestrian service’), with the Sunset playing it’s part, Richmond Park, to Kingston Gate, to finish back in the Market place. Total 12 Miles. Thanks to Jon W for back marking. Map :- www.plotaroute.com/route/1588396

Fast approaching Sunset, Richmond Hill: Jon White
Sunset itself: Jon White

2 part ride to New Malden & Kneller Gardens

Sunday 19th June. Part 1 A largely overcast Morning saw a Bakers Dozen (13) Cyclists, leave the Market place via Portsmouth Rd, Lomg Ditton, Hinchley wood, Claygate, Chessington, Bonesgate path, Malden Manor, to New Malden for lunch at ‘the Watchman’ (Wetherspoons), & (Photo 1), Norbiton, to finish back in Kingston. Sub total 15 Miles, thanks to Amy for back marking.

Map:- www.plotaroute.com/route/1937740

, Part 1 about to depart after lunch: Amy M

Part 2 Saying farewell to 5, hello to 4 fresh faces, plus 1 unexpected guest, 1 group of 13 Cyclists, with Bai in the lead, via Skerne Rd, Thames Towpath Aerospace estate, Ham, Ham gate, Richmond Park, (Photo 2), Petersham gate, Richmond, Richmond Bridge, Ducks walk, St Margarets, Twickenham, to find a ‘nonsensical path closure’, due to a Rugby match, hence a quick detour, to Kneller Gardens for Tea & Bread pudding at the newly improved Cafe, with Clouds threatening but not delivering any Rain, Fulwell, Bushy Park, Hampton Wick, Kingston Bridge to finish back in the Market place. Sub total 13 Miles, Total for the day 28 Miles, special thanks to Bai for leading, thanks to Steve F for back marking, thanks to John D for the BP.

Map:- www.plotaroute.com/route/439337

Part 2 Petersham Path, Richmond Park : Lindsay

Midweek ride to Hanwell

Wednesday 15th June. A glorious Sunny day saw 15 Cyclists, no wait, there is 1 extra, unannounced guest, in 1 group leave via Kingston Bridge, Bushy Park, Fulwell, a brief visit to River Crane path, Whitton, joined by 1 more guest, so 17 in all, Hounslow, Osterley Park – including a new detour-, Norwood Green, Grand union Canal towpath (Photo), to Hanwell for lunch at the always delightful & very efficient Fox, Churchfields Park, for the Viaduct in hiding, West Ealing, North Ealing, West Acton, Acton Park, South Acton, Chiswick Green, Chiswick, Grove park, Chiswick Bridge with a visit from the ‘P fairy’, soon fixed, Mortlake, to East Sheen, for Tea & Refreshments at Palewell common Cafe, Sheen gate Richmond Park, via White lodge, to Ham gate, Latchmere, to finissh back in the Market place. 29 Miles, thanks to Toni for back marking. 1 P fairy visit.

Map:- www.plotaroute.com/route/786525

Who’s the mystery guy behind the finger, answers to Lindsay, Ha, Grand union Towpath.

Bread pudding ride to Woodmansterne

Sunday 12th June, a mostly Sunny day, with a few cloudy spells, saw 18 Cyclists, in 1 group, leave via Lower Marsh, Berrylands, New Malden, Motspur park,- with 1 more joining the group, North Cheam, Pyl Brook path, Sutton, Carshalton, Oaks Park, to Woodmansterne (Photo), for lunch at the Woodman (Stonegate pubs)- with a couple of the group admonished for self catering 😦-, Banstead, Burgh heath, with the leader mis-informed that all were across the lights, hence the tail had a slightly alternate route, swiftly back together, Tattenham Corner, Epsom, Nescot path, to Nonsuch Park for Tea & Bread pudding, Worcester park, New Malden, Berrylands, to finish back in Kingston. Total 28 Miles, thanks to John E for back marking, thanks to John D for the BP.

Map:- www.plotaroute.com/route/1935619

Most of the group, with the Woodmansterne etching, others were to impatient for lunch.

Bread pudding ride to Wraysbury

Sunday 22nd May. A warm bright day, with our regular leader away, ‘enjoying himself’ in Ireland, after 3 cancellations, 18 Cyclists left via Kingston Bridge, Bushy Park, Hampton, Feltham, Ashford, Stanwell, Poyle, to Wraysbury for lunch at ‘the George’,- with a visit from the ‘P fairy (see Photo)-, Staines, Laleham, a brief visit to the Thames Towpath, Shepperton, to Walton Bridge for Tea & Bread pudding at Wilde Bunch, Walton, Molesey, Thames Ditton, Portsmouth Rd, to finish back in Kingston. Total 32 Miles, Special thanks to Bai for leading this ride, thanks to Mike F for back marking, thanks to Amy & John E for Marshalling corners etc, thanks to John D for the BP.

Map:- www.plotaroute.com/route/1287729

Victim of the ‘P fairy & ‘friends’, Wraysbury.