Monday, December 1, 2008

Richmond Rides Sunday 11th January

A 35 mile burn-off-the-Xmas-pudding ride. Low traffic /mild off road route to Leatherhead, through the Mole gap then up Box Hill Zig-Zag. Pub lunch at the top then down through Headley and Epsom.
7 of us turned up on a less cold and bright morning. The white surface to the tracks across Horton Country Park and Ashstead Common looked worrying and the headwind trying but , encouraged by the sunshine, we reached Box Hill and ground our way up to the summit (172m) enjoying the views. After lunch at the Hand in Hand we flew along the downhill, downwind return.

Date Sunday 11th January
Meeting Teddington Station
Time 10.30am
Contact Paul Luton 02089774016 /

Richmond Rides for Everyone Saturday 17th January

Ride from Strawberry Hill down the Thames to Richmond then up the River Crane to the Crane Park Nature Reserve.

Well the five of us who turned up had a good ride in the sunshine and a tour of the nature reserve where 40% of us are past/present volunteers. No water voles though and just the nesting holes of kingfishers. We will try again later in the year when we hope that more people will join us.

Date: Saturday 17th January 2009
Meeting Point: Strawberry Hill Station
Meeting Time: 10:45
Contact: Paul Luton (02089774016