Rides Calendar

KCC’s rides

Please read this important information before joining one of our rides. You can

email Roger for more details or ring him on 07523 972231.

Thames Towpath, Staines

Local rides (Bread Pudding Rides) usually start at 10:30am in Kingston Market Place unless stated otherwise. They are leisure rides for pleasure – about 30 miles long – not training sessions. Usually we finish about 4:00-5.00pm. We often use bridleways and towpaths, and we try to avoid busy roads, so hybrid or touring bikes are best.

Midweek rides, a new offering, similar to local rides as above, start from the Market place, 10.30am, unless stated otherwise. Once a Month

Challenge rides start at 10:00am and they have a faster pace and often include hillier terrain, sometimes with an alternative meeting point.

Two-part rides are two seperate rides, both starting at the Market Place. Part 1 (starting at 10.30am) includes a lunch stop, then returns to Kingston. Part 2 (starting around 2.00pm) follows a different route and has a tea stop. And you can also have a slice of John’s famous bread pudding!

Evening rides are shortest, starting from the market place at 7:30pm, with a pub stop, returning to Kingston by 10:30pm. Only 10-15 miles but please don’t forget lights!

You can see where we have been on previous rides and look at KCC’s archive.

Wednesday 17 July, Evening ride, 7.30pm start

Sunday 21 July, Train assisted ride, meet at Clapham Junction, 9.45 am for the 9.58 train to Hurst Green, (platform 13). This ride will finish at Leatherhead Station. Cancelled

Sunday 21 July, Train assisted ride, meet at Twickenham Station, 09.50am, for the 10.03 train to Wokingham.

Saturday 3 August, Feeder ride to London freecycle meet at 9.30am, Kingston Market place, KT1 1JT

Sunday 11 August, Challenge ride, 10.00am start

Wednesday 14 August, Evening ride, 7.30pm start

Wednesday 21 August, Midweek ride, 10.30am start

Sunday 25th August, Local ride, 10.30am start

Sunday 8th September, 2 part ride, 10.30am & 2.00pm start

Wednesday 11 September, Evening ride, 7.30pm start


Last updated 16/07/2019 RM

On the ride

The social rides are fun but please note:

  • Each participant is wholly responsible for legal requirements to abide by the Highway Code, as well as the Road Traffic Act 1988 , and obviously this includes stopping at red lights
  • Each participant is wholly responsible for their own safety, the roadworthiness of their bike, and any insurance(s) the individual feels necessary
  • Always bring a spare inner tube and remember lights for all evening and Winter rides
  • Follow the ride leader/marshal’s instructions or you might get lost!
  • We ride individually not as a unit. Participants must check the road for themselves as though they were riding alone. Do not rely on the ride leader/marshals to think for you
  • Tell the ride leader if you are leaving the ride early (so that we don’t end up searching for you!)
  • Advise the ride leader of any medical conditions that might be important if you have an accident
  • Hybrid or touring bikes are ideal for our rides. You can bring a mountain bike but you’ll work harder on tarmac. If you bring a thin-tyred racing bike you need good bike handling skills, as we use bridleways and towpaths, which can be muddy, particularly in Winter
  • Children, accompanied by a responsible adult, are welcome, particularly on the shorter half-day rides. However we can not accept unaccompanied under 16s on our rides
  • Our ride leader and marshals are all unpaid volunteers

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