Wednesday, 21 June 2017

Sunset after Cyclism evening ride 20 June

Six of us enjoyed a lovely midsummer evening tour of local parks and green spaces yesterday. Meeting at Sutton Green at 7, we set off via Collingwood Rec., Perretts Field, Cheam Park and Cheam Rec through to Nonsuch Park, where we walked our bikes round the Mansion House Gardens.
Next, Cuddington Park provided a short downhill run and we headed through Worcester Park for a saunter along Green Lane and between the quietly grazing ponies in open fields to Joseph Hood in Motspur Park. Through quiet suburban roads skirting Raynes Park and following two sides of Cannon Hill Common, we found our way through to Morden Park, passing the disused tennis courts just off Hillcross Ave and enjoying the views of the mosque and Sutton not too far away from the top before heading down to Lower Morden  Lane.
Our green route continued through Daisy Field, across the quiet A217 and through Rose Hill Rec. past the Tennis Centre, where we were cheered on by a jolly group of young men who were just heading for home after a game. Lastly through Cranleigh and Ashley Gardens and Coombe Walk back to Sutton Green, arriving shortly after 8.45. We had clocked just over 10 miles.
Thanks to all for a really pleasurable tour; it was lovely to be out in your company enjoying the summer evening.
Next evening ride is on Thursday 29 June, meeting at 7 pm Mellows Park, Stafford Road, Wallington. See uk for more dates in July.

Sunday, 11 June 2017

A fair wind home: Maureen's all day ride in Surrey 10 June

After lunch at the Three Horseshoes

Meeting up: John and Sandie arriving at Nonsuch
Two Sues, Alice, Tracie and Lynda

Lilian, Tony and our leader Maureen: nearly ready to go

Backmarker John arrives...

Ready for lunch...Sue,Sue, Helen and Tracie

Old friends deep in conversation: Maureen and Angie, Godfrey and Tony

Lillian, Maureen and Sue

After lunch, nearly ready to go...Sue, Tony, Sandie,Godfrey, Tracie, John, Alice, Angie, Lynda and Susie
Thirteen of us left Nonsuch Park to cycle up over Epsom Downs to Walton on the Hill, where we enjoyed a welcome coffee. Turning left out of the cafe we made our perilous descent of Pebblecombe Hill, where there were no takers of my offer for anyone who wanted to to overtake me!
 Over the Dorking Road and onto Brockham, where Susie joined us. The ride continued via Wheelers Lane through Leigh, left at Deanoak Lane, left at T junction to the Three Horseshoes Pub. Angie who used to lead this ride every Year, joined us for lunch which was served quite quickly despite being a bit slow taking the orders, lunch was good and enjoyed outside in the sun.
   The return ride was continued along Irons Bottom and Horse Hill, crossing the A217, left at Green Meath Road, right into Sandcross Lane, left into Slipshatch Road and right into Brockham, via the Old Coach Road over the golf course for a welcome tea at Leatherhead.
Thanks for all who came and your company and a big thank you for our back marker John Bellamy who must have been eager to overtake us on his new bike. I clocked 47 miles average speed 10.8mph.

Monday, 5 June 2017

Invitation for a ride with Tony Hooker

I am leading an unofficial ride from Ware railway station to Limehouse on Saturday 17th of June, meeting at Liverpool St Station, platform 2 at 10.00am.
Officially 6 bikes on each train ! Please let me know if anybody is interested.

Friday, 2 June 2017

Beginners Group - all day ride on June 10th

Maureen will be leading an all day ride on Saturday, June 10th, starting promptly from the Nonsuch Park Mansion Café at 10.00 am.

There will be a coffee/tea/cake stop in Walton-on-the-Hill, with Lunch in Irons Bottom, and Tea in Leatherhead.

Note that Lunch was previously advertised as being in Charlwood.

~ Tim