Wednesday 11th December. A largely bright, chilly day, with a short shower of drizzle in the afternoon, saw 11 Cyclists leave via Kingston Bridge, Bushy Park, Fulwell, a short stretch of River Crane path, Whitton, Worton, Osterley, Osterley Park, Norwood green, Southall to Northolt, passing the lunch venue to see the Clocktower, (Photo), returning to ‘the Crown’, for lunch, after a slight delay for 1 person having 3, yes Three course’s, then a short stretch of brand new Tarmac on the Grand union Canal towpath, Greenford, Drayton green, West Ealing, South Ealing & Cemetery, Brentford, -a strategic vote elected for a short cut-, Kew Bridge, Richmond, Richmond Hill, Richmond Park to Pembroke lodge Cafe for Tea & Cakes, Kingston Gate, -with a small pause for the tail end, taking an alternate route-, to finish at the Market place. Total 29 Miles, thanks to John E for back marking, & others for marking corners, 1 new face.
Sunday 25th October. A bright but chilly day saw 24 Cyclists having remembered to put the clocks back, leaving via Kingston bridge, Bushy park, Hampton hill, Fulwell, Crane river path, Whitton, Isleworth, Osterley park, Norwood green, Southall, Greenford, Marnham fields to Northolt for lunch at ‘the Crown’, then Grand union canal towpath, to Horsenden lane, footbridge over the A40, where a slipped chain caused a small delay, Pitshanger park, North Ealing, West Acton, Acton park, where the intended Tea stop was shut allegedly due to a wasp’s nest, so continuing Acton green, Chiswick, subway below the A4, Grove park, Chiswick bridge, Mortlake, East Sheen, Sheen gate of Richmond park, to Pen ponds for Tea & BP, then continuing to Kingston gate to the Market place. Total 31 Miles, 2 new faces, special thanks to Derek as stand in Back marker.