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Thames Path cycle tour



Cycle the course of the famous Oxford v Cambridge boat race, see the grandeur of Richmond waterfront, enjoy the rural sights along to the majestic Hampton Court Palace, then finish through meadows and river locks.

Distance: 28 miles

Terrain: Flat

Path/Road: 1/2 mile of road, rest is path

Physical difficulty: Easy to moderate, 3.5 hours cycling at a slow pace. Completely flat. As you will be on the saddle for a few hours padded shorts or a gel seat cover will be useful for those not used to it.

Duration: 10am – 4pm

Cost: £20


The Thames Path stretches from the Thames Barrier in the East to Cricklade, the source of the Thames in the West.

On this stretch from Putney to Staines you will cycle the course of the famous Oxford v Cambridge boat race, and enjoy the grandeur of Richmond waterfront. You’ll have time here to explore the Farmer’s Market.

Moving on the route becomes more rural as you reach the majestic Hampton Court Palace, and then finish through meadows, river locks and a ferry crossing! We also time the tour to coincide with one of the many rowing regattas, where we’ll hang out and soak up the most quintessential of British experiences!

Lunch is at The Angler’s pub in Walton on Thames. Stunning riverside location.

At the end of the tour we’ll head back on the train (Approx £4) to return the hire bikes or feel free to find your own way home.

There will be rest stops along the way, taking in the glorious riverside hospitality.

Bike hire:

Go Pedal – Clapham – £20 day (not included, contact us if you need to hire)

Start and finish:

Start at Putney train station.

Finish at Staines train station.

Direct trains back to Putney to return hire bike or regular trains to Waterloo.


Fully guided tour

Places of interest pointed out

Basic tool kit carried to undertake minor repairs

Accident insurance cover

Trained first aider

Refund policy:

Contact us to cancel 2 weeks before event 100% refund, 1 week 50%, 2 days 25%, less than 2 days 0%

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  • Graham H.

    Hi simon. Thanks for your question. All my rides are suitable for any bike, and we go at a speed manageable for all. No one is left behind. If you do a bit of cycling you'll be fine. The day is as much about the stops and socialising as the riding. I'll add a comment to my tour descriptions regarding suitable bikes. Cheers

    December 20, 2013

  • simon s.

    Hi Graham, This looks really cool as does the London markets ride. I have a mountain bike and really have no idea what speed I travel at. I do a bit of cycling but am no expert.
    So it would help if you could state in your events whether a mountain bike is a suitable bike for each ride.

    December 19, 2013

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