Thursday, July 23, 2009

Sunday 2nd August South of Guildford

Time: 10.45am Richmond Little Green
Description: We cycle through Ham to Surbiton to catch the 11.30 to Guildford. Cycle routes link to the Downs Link railway path which we take as far as Cranleigh (poss lunch at garden centre) before returning via the scenic Surrey Hills.

Six of us turned up and just made the train. (note - allow more time for holdups). Guildford traffic is scary but we were soon on an abandoned railway through quiet woodland. Nottcuts GC provided lunch (seemed popular with cyclists) then we followed Surrey Cycle Way signs through the folds (presumably meaning hills) with an afternoon drinks break at Dunsfold overlooking cricket. More hills led to a satisfying downhill to the Guildford Rd. Weather perfect and very little traffic on most of the roads. (inclined to do some more rides from Guildford next year - any comments ?)

Wednesday, July 15, 2009

Rides for Everybody Saturday, August 15th River Crane Ride

Time: 10.45am Strawberry Hill Station - west side
We ride down the Thames past eighteenth century Twickenham riverfront to Richmond, then up the River Crane to Crane Park Nature Reserve, haunt of water voles and kingfishers. A flat 9 mile ride with coffee break

With a total of 11 of us this was the best attendance for some time. (so amazed that I forgot to take photos)