This week Ken and I decided to cycle to Wimbledon Common leaving a little earlier to try to get home in the light. Unfortunately everyone else, be it pedestrian or cyclist new and old, had made the same decision! We left Beddington Park to join the Wandle trail at the Hack Bridge and apart from a short detour at Collier's Wood, where we crossed a footbridge dedicated to Gam Bahadur Gurung, of the Queen's Gurkha Engineers, we followed the trail to Earlsfield then briefly joined Garratt Lane before turning left and taking the back streets to King George's Park.
Saturday, 28 November 2020
Saturday, 21 November 2020
Ken and I decided to try to cycle to Chaldon Church today via Farthing Downs. Two weeks ago the beautiful autumn sunshine meant that our planned route was curtailed at the top of the Farthing Downs climb by a roadblock of cars trying to get in to a full car park. Not today, the cold and threatening rain was perfect for a clear ride. We left Beddington park to cycle through the back streets of Wallington, waving to Ray as we passed his house.
Thursday, 5 November 2020
The Prime Minister’s announcement on 31 October forbids anyone meeting for exercise outdoors with more than one person from another household. This means we can only ride either with members of our own household, or alone with one member of another household. This became law on Wednesday night, making group cycling illegal in England from Thursday 5 November until 2 December.
Therefore, until further notice, all Sou’Wester club rides are suspended.