Wednesday 13th June, a Bright start, with increasing Clouds, saw 14 Cyclists, leave via Lower Marsh, Berrylands, New Malden, Coombe, Ladderstile gate of Richmond Park, White lodge, to Richmond gate to Richmond Hill for refreshments at the ‘Roebuck’, with a cooler finish to the Evening, due to the total Cloud cover, return via Richmond Park, to Kingston Gate, to the Market place, with a fruitless search for a ‘lost Cycle helmet’.
Total 12 Miles, 1 new face, thanks to Jon W for back marking.
Wednesday 23rd May, a mostly bright evening saw a Bakers dozen, (13 Cyclists), leave via Lower Marsh, Berrylands, Southborough, Long Ditton, Claygate, Esher to Esher green for refreshments at the ‘Wheatsheaf’, -with a very amusing Barman not happy that we weren’t on a Charity ride-, even threatening to take some drinks back, then Weston Green, Thames Ditton, Portsmouth Rd, (with the extension to the Cycle track, along the High St making steady progress. Total 13 Miles, 1 new face, thanks to Steve J for Back marking duties.
Sunset from Richmond Hill
Wednesday 21st June, on the Hottest June day for 40+ Years, and having missed ‘Bike Week’ due to an admin. mix up, (although you could argue it was the BW organisers who went early, missing Mid Summers day), 6 Cyclists left via Kingston Bridge, Bushy Park, Fulwell, River Crane path, Twickenham, Cole park, St. Margerets, Richmond Bridge to Richmond Hill for well earned refreshments at ‘the Roebuck’, also meeting many other familiar Faces, admiring a fantastic Sunset, then Richmond Park, with just a few Deer for company, ( & a few other Cyclists) to Kingston Gate, where everyone went there seperate ways. 12 Miles, 1 new Face, thanks to Ralph for Back marking.
Wednesday 19th April, a bright but chilly Evening saw 10 Cyclists leave on the first ride of 2017 via Kingston Bridge, Thames towpath to Hampton Court, Molesey, Esher to Claygate, (with a small contingent taking a different final approach), for refreshments at ‘the Griffin’, then Hinchley Wood, Long Ditton, Surbiton, to Kingston. Total 12 Miles.
Casualty update : Andrew is fine but with a very swollen Wrist, he didn’t visit Hospital last night, but has had an X ray on the Wrist as a precaution. He still hopes to join us on another ride soon.
A bright evening saw 10 Cyclists leave via Kingston bridge, where an accident for 1 of our party led to us calling the Ambulance service, who rapidly sent a Cycle paramedic to assess the victim,- who was still feeling very dizzy, I will check on his condition later- the remainder of the group continued via Bushy park, Hampton, Fulwell, River Crane path, Kneller gardens to Twickenham for refreshments at ‘the Sussex arms’, then Strawberry hill, Teddington, Hampton wick to Kingston. Total 8 Miles, 4 new faces.
Thanks to Steve J & Jon for back marking
A bright warm Evening saw 9 Cyclists leave via Lower Marsh, Berrylands, New Malden, Malden manor, Worcester park, Stoneleigh, Nonsuch park, East Ewell to Ewell village for refreshments at the ‘Wheatsheaf’, then Hogsmill path, West Ewell, Greenway, Tolworth , King Charles bridge to Kingston. Total 14 Miles, 1 new face. Thanks to Jon for backmarking.
Wednesday 15th June. a bright but cloudy Evening saw 12 Cyclists leave via Kingston bridge, Bushy park, Hampton, Fulwell, River Crane path, Kneller gardens, Twickenham, St Margerets, Richmond bridge to Richmond hill for refreshments at the very hospitable ‘Roebuck’, with 2 extra faces for the return journey, Richmond gate of Richmond park & A very nice downhill cruise to Kingston gate then to the Market place. Total 12 Miles, 4 new faces, thanks to Nick for acting as Back marker.
Wednesday 18th May. A cloudy dry evening saw 8 Cyclists leave via Cranes park, King Charles bridge, Long Ditton, Giggs hill green, Weston green to Molesey for refreshments at ‘the Bell’, whilst distracted by the Football, a glass ‘spontaneously shattered’, with extra time looming, we continued via Thames Ditton, Portsmouth Rd, including the new ‘section of ‘Mini-Holland’ segregation, to Kingston. Total 10 Miles, 1 new face.
near ‘White lodge’, Richmond park
Wednesday 27th April, a very chilly Evening still saw 12, no wait 13 Cyclists leave the market place, to Skerne Rd, Lower Ham, Aerospace estate, Ham, Ham gate of Richmond park, Ham cross, then a bright flash, was that li…, yes lightning then thunder, more of the same, still our leader ploughed on, turning towards White lodge, slight bit of drizzle, with sn…, no sleet, but a moment later a full blown blizzard, sheltering under a tree in a thunder storm, not recommended, so lets retreat to Ham for refreshments at ‘the New Inn’, then with light but cold drizzle, via the Tudor estate, to Kingston. Total 10 Miles, 2 new faces.
Wednesday 2nd September.
The last evening ride of 2015 saw 9 Cyclists leave via Surbiton, Long Ditton, Hinchley wood, Littleworth common, Esher to Molesey for refreshments at ‘the Bell’, then Thames Ditton and Portsmouth Rd back to Kingston. Total 13 Miles.