Sunday, 17 October 2021

Beddington Park cyclists raise a cup of tea in memory of Brian Moore, 16 October


The Coach House cafe, Coombe Wood, Croydon

Brian Moore's widow, Regina, asked us to raise a cup of tea in memory of Brian next time we met. 

Thursday, 14 October 2021

Last of the season. All day ride and picnic at Bedfont Lakes, 9 October

Report by Tony Hooker

11 riders left Nonsuch Park on a foggy morning, our first coffee stop was at the Pheasantry Cafe in Bushy Park where we met up with a long lost cyclist Edie Cornes

Continuing our ride to the Bedfont lakes, by now the fog had lifted
We had our picnic next to the Wardens Lodge where they served refreshments
After exploring the lakes we moved off heading for the river Thames at Laleham we then followed the river as far as Walton Bridge where we stopped for tea at the Community Cafe

After 30 miles we arrived back at Nonsuch Park
Thanks to Helen for back marking
See you all next year

Saturday, 9 October 2021

Beginners Saturday ride to Wimbledon 9 October

Report by Ian Prince

Just three of us took the long ride today, the rest going on the short ride to Long Ditton. 

Anyway despite a pinch puncture near the Hamptons (my second issue of the day….I missed the all day Saturday ride due to a blown out valve earlier in the morning, on my way to Nonsuch), you come prepared and with second tube of the day inserted we made it to Wimbledon Mill cafe for a drink. 

Wimbledon Common

Strange what you come across in Richmond Park, London. 

Random cyclist in a dutch velomobile who turms out to be in one of my other racing clubs. So I asked if I could try it! Tight clearances all round. But it does have a charge point for two mobile phones as it also has a decent on board 5v output battery for front and rear lights too.  Aerodynamic and with huge luggage space at rear, quite pratical too. 

Anyway, I didnt try a drive off! 

So we returned to our own bikes for a smooth run back to Sutton as the dusk set in.