Meet 10.30 at the New "pheasantry" Visitors Centre Bushy Park.
After a glance at the newly restored Water Gardens, we join the Thames at Hampton Court, cycle along the tow-path to Teddington Lock and back via Cobblers Walk. Probable coffee stop. Nine miles and flat.
The rainy start to the day put most people off but two of us set out. The Water Gardens were locked because of dangerous ice (surely melted !) but we had a dry ride past Hampton Court and investigated the cycle facilities on the Hampton Wick side of the bridge. ( poor signage , intrusive kerb and gate.) Topic of conversation - 12th century Sicily , as you do.