2-4 Lower Richmond Road. Putney London SW15 2LB, Putney
This route we follow the meandering river west from Putney this route takes us past the Putney Boat Houses, Craven Cottage, Hammersmith Bridge, Barnes Bridge, Kew Gardens, Richmond, Teddington Lock, Kingston arriving at Hampton Court.
At Hampton Court we can get some lunch and sit by the river close to Hampton Court Place.
We then head back in the opposite direction aiming to finish up at Putney at a local Pub.
Why should I join this route and group?
Route Map & Profile
Distance = 30 miles
Av.Speed = 8-10 MPH
Calories = 800 - 1200 calories
Terrain = River Path (sand, gravel, hard mud, stones, etc)
What types of bikes are suitable?
The route would be suitable for mountain bikes, hybrids and folding bikes. Road bikes may find it be a bit bumpy but if you have done Thames river path before or have good soft tyres you may want to consider it.
How do I get to\from the start\end point?
We have scheduled the event for this time to maximise quieter trains and roads. In terms of how you get to the start and from the finish I would recommend using the London TFL website (www.tfl.gov.uk) checking engineering works that day too.
Health and Safety
The route may vary a little due to challenges we hit on the day and each rider is responsible for their own health & safety (helmets, hi-vis vests, hydration, etc). If I cross a junction, doesn't mean its safe for you to!
Please also be aware of your surroundings, pedestrians, other cyclists, dogs, etc. Be courteous and cycle defensively all at all times. We operate a strict leave no man\woman behind policy (unless they want to be of course) so there is no pressure in congested areas.
I carry a simple first aid kit and a puncture repair 'in-a-can' kit (£6 from Decathlon). You are advised to bring a spare inner tube or such a kit also.
Cancellations & RSVP's
The event will be cancelled giving a minimum of 24 hours notice if there is a risk of bad weather. By the same token, if you do not plan to attend please change your RSVP. We operate a strict two strikes and out policy on RSVPing and no shows\late un-RSVPing.
Please check this site on the day of the event before you head to the start point in case of any minor changes. Meetup also have a iPhone and Android app so you can check on the go!
One last thing!
Have fun, enjoy the ride and relax you will be fine ! ;o)