What we're about

Welcome to Richmond Scenic Cycling.

Come and join us and explore some of the forgotten places that are really quite accessible. We like to cycle along quite roads and canal paths occasionally stopping to enjoy the views.

In that last four years we have become quite a bit fitter hence the fair distances that we now cycle, however at least once a month there is a shorter ride and if you are new to cycling please come and join one of these to begin with. We do not race ahead, we cycle as a group and if you need to push your bike up one of the inevitable hills we will be a the top waiting (and resting !!!)

This is a group for people who want to combine exercise with companionship.

In order to reach different and obscure locations we often take the train in one direction allowing us to really get away from congestion, noise and pollution.

A few indicators to help us all enjoy the day -

Please check the exact description of the ride and only sign up if it is within your comfort zone.

Come prepared, bring water and all that is required for a puncture repair.

Please wear sensible clothing both in terms of the weather and your own visibility.

On route - please do not overtake the leader and always keep a safe distance behind the rider in front. However, huge gaps between riders are not ideal as we communicate up and down the line.

All riders must wear helmets and please no loose clothing where fabric/cords are dangling.

Cycling is a potentially dangerous sport and ALL RIDERS RIDE AT THEIR OWN RISK.

Jane

Upcoming events (5+)

Escape to Cookham Island

Twickenham Station

£2.00

Please buy your own advance rail ticket - £10.50 for a cheap day return We will take the 09.52 train from Twickenham to Slough arriving 10.45 This train stops at Windsor and Eaton Riverside at 10.22 and we will cycle to Windsor and Eaton Central to get the 10.39 which continues to Slough. (if anyone wishes to join the ride at Eaton Central please let me know) The return faster trains run every half hour and we will aim for the 04.30pm This will be a very relaxed cycle initially along the canal path which joins National Cycle Route 61 which takes us through a warren of post war housing before emerging into a traffic free route to Ditton Park. Cycling further through wide expanses of fields and over the M4 to the Jubilee River we follow the Thames Valley and pick our way across Maidenhead to join the NCR 50 into Cookham, a delightful little village. We will have lunch at one of the numerous pubs en route. The return route begins with a tough ascent but quickly becomes a gently cycle through forest lanes to Burnham Beeches and on to Stoke Poges. Mileage - 32 miles Difficulty - Easy Hybrid bike - the terrain varies from riverside paths, country lanes and woodland tracks. Download route from: thebikeshow.net/16EC Taken from Lost Lanes 36 Glorious Bikes rides in S. England

Fairoaks Airport Cafe

Hampton Court Station

£2.00

Join us for a lovely off road cycle although the tracks and paths to Fair Oaks. Not suitable for narrow road tyres, HYBRID bike recommended. Starting at Hampton Court we will follow the river and tow path towards Woking, then turn north through Horsell Common to Fairoaks Airport. The return will go via the beautiful McLaren Park and the canal. This is about 30 mostly flat miles on gravel paths. We will lunch a the cafe and watch how the other half live !

a trip to sample the street food at GREENWICH MARKET

Pembroke Lodge Carpark

£2.00

We will leave the Park via Roehampton Gate and take an easy flat route to Greenwich. As we have an early start this will give us plenty of time for a coffee stop and time to explore The Market and sample some of the goodies. A road bike would be best. Route: https://gb.mapometer.com/cycling/route_4859416

VALLEY OF VISION - The Darent Valley

Pembroke Lodge Carpark

£2.00

• What we'll do Our last trip was almost a year ago. Taken from the Book Lost Lanes - Download route info at thebikeshow.net/01VV Starting from Richmond Park and cycling to Victoria to catch the 10.42 to Swanley arriving 11.14 and returning on the 16.05 arriving in Victoria at 16.38. Cost of return ticket £10.70 Distance 22 miles (plus cycle to and from Victoria) Total ascent 437m Mostly quiet lanes with a brief section of off road track Moderate This is a beautiful country route of very chilled cycling providing some lovely countryside sights through the North Downs. Lunch will be at The Two Brewers in Shoreham specialising in home cooked food. • What to bring Road bike is the best option Water, snacks Puncture repair kits • Important to know Please buy traintickets in advance

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Little Venice

Pembroke Lodge Carpark

£2.00

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