Thursday, 19 July 2018

Details for ride on Saturday 11th August

This all day ride will set off from Nonsuch Park at 10:00am, not from Kingston Bridge as previously advertised.

We will climb to view what remains of Fanny's Farm and then descend through Reigate, Leigh and Brockham

See you there


Tuesday, 17 July 2018

Saturday 14th July - Tony's ride to Worthing

Nineteen riders left Nonsuch Park on a bright sunny morning and stopped for elevenses at Tanhurst Farm, Newdigate.

John Bellamy then left us and we continued, accompanied by Will's harmonica to Partridge Green for lunch at the Partridge (7/10) not brilliant but fair.

All refreshed we made our way to Shoreham where Mags and Will left us for their stay in Hove. We continued along the sea front cycle path to Worthing.

At Worthing Pier we met up with Angie and we all had tea at the ice-cream parlour and afterwards we made our way to the train station.

Thanks to Christina for back marking and the others for helping out, making for a great day out.

Regards Tony

Sunday, 8 July 2018

Sunshine along the river

The shorter ride on Saturday was to Epsom Downs so nine of us went on the longer ride led by Nigel. In sweltering temperatures we took a leisurely trip to Teddington Lock. The Thames path was a bit awkward at Kingston because of road works and the pedestrian bridge at the lock was its usual annoying self but the riverside ride was delightful. Plenty of space at the Flying Cloud café for much needed ice cream because the crowds were in the pub next door watching the World Cup, a cue for our grumpies to air their views!

The ride back through Bushey Park and Thames Ditton was if anything even more pleasant. Despite predictions because of the flower show, Hampton Court was traffic-free.

Back at Nonsuch by five the remaining five of us took a thoroughly deserved shandy in the Red Lion at Cheam.

Good day out all told. Thanks, Nigel.

Written by Paul James