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Evening Cycle around Richmond Park (21miles; 3 laps of park, intermediate level)

  • Apr 23, 2014 · 6:30 PM
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Please join us for an evening cycle around Richmond park. This will not be a guided ride around the park. Everyone will ride at their own pace. This is a good opportunity for newer riders to assess their current pace and speed statistics.

Here is the plan for our day:

1) Meet inside Richmond park, Roehampton Gate Cafe next to car park.

2) Cycle around Richmond park on the road in the anticlockwise direction, 3 laps, short break between each lap.

3) Optional drink near the park.

How many laps you do will depend on how strong you feel on the day.

This will not be a race and everyone can ride as easily or as hard as they want to.

We will be aiming to do 3 laps on the  road, with a short stop between each  lap for taking on liquids and to catch our breath!

We will be riding in an anticlockwise  direction, that is Roehampton gate,  followed by Richmond Gate, followed by  Kingston Gate.

Road bikes,hybrids with slim tyres or Cyclocross bikes will be suitable for this ride.

Our average cycling speed will be approx 15mph, which translates as approx 16-20mph on flat roads and approx 7-9 mph up hills.

No one will be left behind, as everyone will ride at their own pace.

Helmets will be compulsory.

It is strongly recommended that you carry a spare inner tube in case of a puncture, every week someone has a puncture!

In terms of difficulty from (1-5(hardest)), we would categorise this ride as difficulty level 3. There are 2  hills in the park which are quite steep.

If you are not sure that you will be able to cope with the speed and the distance please email Suki for some advice.

This meetup will be weather dependent so 6 hours before the event begins if heavy rain is forecast then the event will be cancelled, please check the website a few hours before the event begins.

Please do not put your name down unless you are serious about attending. If you repeatedly put your name down for rides and then pull out or don't show, you will automatically put on the waiting list for future rides.


 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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  • Suki

    cold and wet eve but we still managed to make a strong show, well done everyone for making the effort, lovely to have met all esp new comers ! :-))

    1 · April 23, 2014

  • Bruce C

    Sorry didn't wanna get wet. But I'll be doing laps tomorrow night after work. Let me know if you wanna meet up

    April 23, 2014

  • Debbie

    I am still coming.

    April 23, 2014

  • Emma R.

    I'll be late but I'm coming

    April 23, 2014

  • Rob H.

    Hi. Is anyone still going? I don't want to get wet on my own and don't have posh waterproofs! :)

    April 23, 2014

  • Francesc

    Sorry guys I won't be ale to make it today. Have a good ride!

    April 23, 2014

  • michael kent t.

    Sorry I cant make it. Had a minor crash. Front wheel damaged, but I am okay. Building a new front wheel and will back on the road shortly

    April 23, 2014

    • Suki

      shit! sorry to hear that, hope the wheel gets sorted ! :-)

      April 23, 2014

  • Martyn

    Afraid I can't make it either... but will come out to play on Saturday to Oxford. Sorry for the short notice, Martyn

    April 23, 2014

    • Suki

      no worries, thanks for letting me know, forecast for saturday is rain all day, lets hope it changes !

      April 23, 2014

    • Martyn

      Ah yes also saw that...! Fingers crossed...

      April 23, 2014

  • Bruce C

    Seems like it'll rain later. Who's still going?

    April 23, 2014

    • A former member
      A former member

      me too...although I will ride even if Noahs Ark floats past. My bike is not as nice as yours Patricia :)

      April 23, 2014

    • Suki

      i will be there, even though i have a stinking horrible cold, will be on my heavy suspension loaded hybrid as my road bike is being mended, rain rain go away, come back another day ! :-)

      April 23, 2014

  • Magdalena

    I won't be able to make it - can't get away from work on time...

    April 23, 2014

    • Suki

      thanks for letting me know, see you next time, :-))

      April 23, 2014

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