Bread pudding ride to Northolt

Sunday 13th December, to bring a very odd year to a close, a semi-Picnic ride. After 5 cancellations & 1 no show, a Chilly day, with drizzly Showers saw 18 Cyclists split into 4 groups, leave 5 mins apart via Kingston Bridge, Bushy Park, Fulwell, Twickenham, River Crane path, Whitton, Hounslow Heath, West Hounslow, Cranford, Sipson, West Drayton, Hillingdon, Hayes, Northolt to Northala Fields for Tea & Bread pudding

Group 2 Northala Fields, Tea stop credit: Bai Kamara

(Photo group 2), with leader of group 4 suffering a visit from the ‘P fairy’, a few also having a picnic lunch, then Southall, Brent Valley Park, Hanwell, West Ealing, Ealing, Acton, Chiswick green (Photo group 1),

Group 1 Chiswick Green, Credit: Lindsay Webster

Grove Park, group 1 having a visit from the ‘P Fairy’, seeing group 2 & 3 by-pass, & even group 4 before the group got back on the Road, Chiswick Bridge, Mortlake, Sheen gate Richmond Park, White Lodge, Ham gate, North Kingston to finish in the Market place. Total 35 Miles, 2 visits from the ‘P Fairy’. Special thanks to Bai, Mike & Carl for group leading, thanks to Ellie, Steve F, John E & Nigel for back marking each group, thanks to John D for the BP.

Map:-www.plotaroute.com/route/1364189

I hope everyone has an enjoyable Christmas, lets hope we can get back to ‘normal service’ early in the new Year.

Bread pudding ride to Northolt

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Northala Fields, Northolt

Sunday 7th July, A mostly Cloudy morning, with very light Drizzle, followed by a Sunny afternoon, saw 15 Cyclists leave via Kings Rd, Kingston gate Richmond Park, Ham cross, White lodge, Sheen gate, Sheen, Mortlake, Chiswick Bridge, Strand on the green, Brentford, South Ealing, West Ealing, Hanwell, Greenford, Grand union Canal towpath, -with a Duck unwilling to give way, or take flight, slowing progress a little 🙂,- to Northolt for lunch at ‘the Crown’, then Northala fields, (Photo), Greenford, Southall, Norwood Green, Osterley Park, Isleworth, St Margerets, to Marble Hill Park for Tea & BP, Twickenham, Strawberry hill, Teddington, Hampton Wick & Kingston Bridge. Total 30 Miles, Thanks to Steve D for back marking, & many others for marking corners, thanks to John D for the Bread pudding.

Map:-www.plotaroute.com/route/870952

Midweek ride to Northolt

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Northala Field, Northolt

Wednesday 7th November, a mixed day with Slight Showers intermingled with Sunny spells, & Stiff breeze, saw 8 Cyclists leave via Kingston Bridge, Bushy Park, Fulwell, River Crane path, Whitton, Hounslow, Osterley, Osterley Park, Norwood green, Southall, Northala Fields, to Northolt for lunch at the very reasonable ‘Crown’, -with a very heavy Shower hitting over lunch, ;-)-,then joining the Grand union Canal towpath (Paddington branch), to North Greenford, Greenford, Hanwell- pausing briefly to admire the ‘Wharncliffe Viaduct’-, more GU Canal towpath, Brentford, to Syon Park for Tea at the Garden centre, Isleworth, Twickenham, Strawberry hill, Teddington, Hampton Wick & Kingston Bridge. Total 29 Miles, thanks to Steve D for back marking.

Map:- www.plotaroute.com/route/714331