Tuesday, January 22, 2008

Richmond Rides - Shepperton to Chobham

Sunday 3rd February
Meet: 09:45 at Fulwell Railway Station or 10:15 at Shepperton Railway Station
Ride Leader: Jonathan Gurney
Contact Name: Sue Higham
Contact Email: rccrides@gmail.com
Contact: Phone: 0771 252 8573

Come and join us for a circular ride around the Surrey countryside. Meet us either at Fulwell railway station at 09:45 or at Shepperton railway station exit at 10:15.

Starting off from Shepperton, we will head out to Chobham, passing Chertsey and Chobham Common, returning to Shepperton through Addlestone and Weybridge. We will cover a distance of 27 miles and will stop for a pub lunch along the way. The ride is on-road so suitable for all bikes.

Route Map:

Thursday, January 10, 2008

Richmond Rides for Everyone - A Joust to the TiltYard for Tea

Saturday 19th January
Depart: 10:30
Location: Teddington Station
Leader: Susan Scorer

Email: rccrides@gmail.com
Contact: Phone: 0771 252 8573

Meeting Points:
Either at Teddington Station exit on Station Road at 10.15 for a 10:30 departure

Or at Ham side of Teddington Lock at 10:45 for an immediate departure.

Crossing the river at Teddington Lock, this ride makes its way to the Tiltyard Cafe at Hampton Court and then back through Bushy Park. About 9 miles.

In case you were interested, tiltyards were built for jousting matches. The one at Hampton Court was built by Henry VIII and the cafe is named after it. There is also a Tiltyard Tower, where the jousting could be watched. Not all of this info came from Wikipedia.