Monday, April 5, 2010

RCC Ride Sunday 4th April

A half day ride for Easter Sunday enjoying our own territory.

Five locals and two guests enjoyed a brisk trip taking in Richmond Park, Hampton Court, Bushy Park, Crane Park and Marble Hill. Sunshine and cloud gave dramatic lighting and we were impressed by a spectacular show of daffodils in The Wilderness at Hampton Court.

Does anyone know where the name "marble hill" comes from? It seems to predate the house but as there is neither marble nor hill.....

Sunday, April 4, 2010

Richmond Rides for Everyone Saturday 17th April

The Wandle trail for Everyone

Meet at Earlsfield Station at 10.40 but get ticket allowing return from Wimbledon.
(eg 9.59 from Richmond)
Description: Eight of us met up outside the station - including one cyclist from East London, and a group from Surrey but, I think, no-one else from Richmond. We cycled alongside the River Wandle in bright sunshine that made even the nettles along the path look attractive. After bustling Merton Abbey Mills and the rural delights of Morden Hall Park we then cut across to Wimbledon to catch the train home, tracking down a doorway from the Abbey en route.

Contact: Paul Luton
Telephone: 020 8977 4016

Thursday, April 1, 2010

RCC Rides for Explorers : Sunday 9th May

Along the hog's back

Meet: Richmond , Little Green - by the library before 10.15am

Description: We meet at Richmond but cycle to Surbiton to catch the 11.05 to Guildford. Amongst the spectacular (hilly) scenery we find an art-nouveau chapel and a ruined abbey that gave its name to Scott's first novel. Cafe/pub lunch. Total about 40 miles.

Contact: Paul Luton
Telephone: 020 8977 4016