Monday, April 20, 2009

RCC Rides : Sunday, May 3rd

Spring Wildflowers in the Surrey Hills

Time: 10.30am
Place: Twickenham riverside by Eel Pie Bridge
Description: We cycle through Kingston and Tolworth before cutting across Horton Country Park and Ashstead Common to Leatherhead and the Mole Gap. Past Box Hill Station, a steep climb takes us to Norbury Park – run by Surrey Wildlife Trust and looking like an Alpine meadow. Lunch at Bocketts farm. 36 miles, tracks a bit rough in places.

Only six of us enjoyed this ride, one on a fixer (ouch). Temperature just right and clear views. The grasslands will be better later in the year though. Bocketts Farm good for filled baked potatoes and Mars Bar Cake.


Contact: Paul Luton
Telephone: 020 8977 4016

Tuesday, April 14, 2009

RCC Rides for Everyone : Saturday, April 18, 2009

Morning Coffee at the Palace.

Time: 10.45am
Place: Mortlake Green, lower end
Description:We ride down the Thames to Putney Bridge then cross to visit Fulham Palace, former home of Bishops of London, with its romantic gardens. Here we stop for coffee. Back through Barnes passing the Wildfowl Trust site. About 8 miles, flat.
But we didn't! Susan turned up to lead and Paul to back-mark but no other riders. We cycled home through the park.

Contact: Paul Luton
Telephone: 020 8977 4016