Bike Ride - Sunday 3rd September

Our monthly ride for September is on Sunday 3rd September and we'll be going to Richmond Park.

The ride will start at 10:00am outside the Hand & Spear pub near Weybridge Station, and will be about 25 miles of good going a mix of main roads and a few gravel paths.

From Weybridge we take the direct route to Kingston along the A317 into Esher and the along the Portsmouth Road cycle superhighway into Kingston. After a loop through some back streets we reach the Kingston Gate to Richmond Park. Heading anti-clockwise around the park perimeter we pick up the road that passes the White Lodge and then leads us to Ham Gate. From there it's through Ham to the Thames at Teddington where we will stop at the Anchor for lunch.

From Teddington we will cut across Bushy Park and then through East Moseley, skirting Island Barn reservoir to enter Walton along Rydens Lane. From Walton it's back along Oatlands Avenue to Weybridge.

The full route is here: https://www.strava.com/routes/10421798

The route is on main roads in several places so not recommended for absolute novices. There is a section around Island Barn Reservoir which could be a bit tough going for a road bike, but otherwise the route should be fine for any kind of bike. The total distance will be about 43km, which is a bit over 25 miles.

If you want to come on the ride, you can just turn up.

Our next ride will be on Sunday 8th October.

Ultra-marathon

Many thanks to all those who made a donation to Woking and Sam Beare Hospices in support of my ultra-marathon. The total raised now stands at £1,911.87 which I am delighted about.