Sunday 9th September, a largely cloudy day, with some warming Sun, and a slight Headwind saw 22 Cyclists leave via Kingston Bridge, Bushy Park- with 1 Stag trying unsuccessfully to cause a roadblock-, Hampton, Hanworth, Ashford, Staines-upon-Thames, Wraysbury, Datchett, Jubilee River Path to Eton for lunch at ‘the Watermans Arms’ just beating a group of Uxbridge Cyclist’s to the Bar, with 2 late starters & 1 other also tracking us down, also 1 of the morning party prefering to see the sights of Windsor, so 24 continued across Windsor Bridge, pausing briefly by Alexandra gardens to see one of Kingston’s finest exports, (a Hawker Hurricane, mounted in tribute to its designer, Sir Sidney Camm), Clewer Town, Ranger’s gate of Windsor Great Park, -with a strange rule that Cyclists must be in groups ‘no larger than six‘-, including the Village, Cumberland gate, Savill Garden, Totem pole & Virginia Water lake, then Virginia Water village, Lyne, St Anne’s Hill, Chertsey, Chertsey Bridge, Shepperton, to Halliford Garden Centre, just in time for Tea & BP, Lower Sunbury, Hampton Bushy Park, & Kingston Bridge. Total 44 Miles, thanks to Jon W for back marking & many others for corner marking, thanks to John D for the Bread Pudding.
Sunday 24th May. A mostly bright day, with a very light sprinkling of drizzle as we approached the finish, saw 29 Cyclists leave after a rethink for a lunch venue for such a crowd via Kingston bridge, Bushy park, Hampton, Lower Feltham, Ashford, Staines, Egham, (with a small delay for a jammed chain) to Englefield green for lunch at ‘the Barley mow’. Afterwards Bishopsgate of Windsor Great Park, Totem pole & Virginia water lake, Virginia water, St. Ann’s hill, Chertsey, Chertsey bridge, Shepperton to Walton bridge for Tea & BP at Gino’s, then Walton on Thames, Hersham, Esher, Weston green, Giggs hill green and Portsmouth Rd to Kingston. Total 36 Miles, 7 new faces, special mention for Mike the Unicyclist, who was a big talking point & great company.