Local rides (Bread Pudding Rides) 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.
Challenge rides start at 10:00pm 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.
Sunday 26 November, 2 Part Local Ride start 10.30 am and 2pm
Sunday 10 December, Local Ride, 10.30 am start
Sunday 7 January 2018, Local Ride, 10.30 am start
Sunday21 January 2018, Local Ride, 10.30 am start
Sunday 4 February, Challenge ride 10.00am start Fountain roundabout, New Malden
Last updated 25/11/2017 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