Wednesday 12th May, A largely Sunny day, with a few light Showers, saw 15 Cyclists, with 1 cancellation, split into 3 groups of 5 leave via Portsmouth Rd Track, Thames Ditton, Molesey, Walton on Thames, Weybridge, Brooklands Park,
Byfleet, New Haw to Addlestone for lunch at the Pelican, a lovely Wey Navigation side Pub, Chertsey Meads, Chertsey Bridge, Shepperton, Sunbury, Hampton, Bushy Park for Tea & refreshments, Hampton Wick, Kingston Bridge. Total 30 Miles 2 new faces, special thanks to Mags & Mike F for group leading, thanks to Dave P, John E & Steve F for back marking each group. Alas it was Raining the couple of times I thought about a Photo for group 1, but if any others have Pics to share, do let me know.
Sunday 9th May, a very pleasant sunny day, much warmer than of late, saw 23 Cyclists, with 1 cancellation, split into 4 groups, but all groups seemed to play a version of Musical chairs at various stages of the day, (group 2 not being quite ready, so they were demoted to group 4). Leaving the Market place via Fairfield, Norbiton, New Malden, Raynes park, South Wimbledon, Wandle path, Earlsfield, with Group 3 suffering a visit from the ‘P Fairy’ meaning Group 4, now became group 2 ?, Wandsworth Common, Clapham Common, Vauxhall, Camberwell to Burgess Park for a Picnic lunch, pausing earlier at the Lime Kiln, the Camberwell Beauty Mosaic & also ‘Silent Raid’, an Art installation in memory of a Zeppelin raid from WW1,
continuing via the Surrey Canal Path, Peckham, Dulwich, Brockwell Park, where an unfortunate coming together between 2 members of group 3, with 1 Bike unridable, & a slight Shoulder injury, meaning a Taxi ride home was the best option, thanks to members of Group 2/ 4, (if you’re keeping up), for there assistance, meanwhile ahead, due to an impromptu Loo stop, group 4/2 had briefly taken the lead, which was a surprise for group 1, Tulse Hill, Streatham Hill, Tooting Bec Common for a Tea & Bread pudding stop, Tooting, Mitcham, Morden Hall Park, Morden, Morden Park, Lower Morden, Motspur park, New Malden, Berrylands, to finish back at Kingston. Total 34 Miles. Special thanks to Bai, Carl, & Steve F for group leading, thanks to Toni, Steve D, Ellie & John E for back marking each group, thanks to John D for the BP.
Thursday 29th April. Well there’s a thing, KCC having a Midweek evening ride on a Thursday, but as Pubs are still adjusting their opening & closing times, it seemed the best idea this month. A Bright, if slightly chilly evening saw 16 Cyclists gather, after 2 late cancellations, with 1 extra from the wait list, split into 3 groups, at 5 Min intervals, go via Kingston Bridge, Bushy Park, Lion gate, Hampton Court Bridge, to East Molesey for refreshments at the always reliable Bell, with 1 special guest already waiting, then, Thames Ditton, Long Ditton, Surbiton, to Kingston. Total 8 Miles, 2 new Faces, special thanks to Jon & Ralph for group leadership, thanks to John E, Andrea & Steve F for back marking each group.
Wednesday 21st April, A bright Sunny day, with too much cloud in the afternoon, saw 16 Cyclists, split into 3 groups leave via Kingston Bridge, Bushy Park (helped by a nice Tailwind), Hampton, Hanworth, Feltham, (group 2 took a slightly longer route, catching group 3, just as g3 had a visit from the ‘P fairy’, so g2 stayed ahead), Ashford, Staines upon Thames, Staines Bridge, Egham, Stroude, Thorpe Green, to Lyne for a Picnic lunch at ‘the Royal Marine’, Bretlands, Addlestone -alas the Wind was still mostly an Easterly, so now a Headwind-, Victory Park (alas group 1 Photo did not record properly 😦), Weybridge, Broadwater Path, to Walton Bridge for Tea & refreshment at Wilde Bunch, Walton on Thames, Molesey, Thames Ditton, Portsmouth Rd track to Kingston. Total 31 Miles, 1 new face, 1 visit from the ‘P fairy’, Special thanks to Mike F & Pete M for group leading, thanks to Steve F, Dave P, & John E for back marking each group.
Sunday 18th April. After another long break, a glorious Sunny Day saw 23 Cyclists, find 4 Leaders, so at 5 Minutes apart, via Portsmouth Rd Track, Long Ditton, Hinchley Wood, Claygate, Claremont -would the group leaders remember the clue-, Fairmile, Cobham, Hatchford, Ockham to West Horsley for a ‘Picnic Lunch’ at the ‘Barley Mow’, (as it was quite a struggle to find many Pubs doing Food just yet, after the latest Lockdown), Horsley Common (Photo), Effingham, Bookham, Fetcham & Pond (Photo’s Group’s 1, 2, 3 of course great minds think alike 😉), Ashtead, Epsom Common, Epsom, West Ewell, Stoneleigh, to Auriol Park for Tea & A Sumptuous Bread Pudding, Worcester park, New Malden, Berrylands to Kingston. Total 34 Miles, Very special thanks to Bai, Mags & Steve F for group leading, thanks to Mike, Andrea, Will & John E for back marking each group, special thanks to John D for the BP.