Wombling to Hampton Court & Osterly Park

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Leisure Cycling/Any Bike
Aug 18
2019

4 people attending

8 places left

Your price
£12.50
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30 miles (or 15 to Hampton Court) 5 - 6 hours

Join us for a leisurely linear Sunday ride through some of the more famous open spaces and river trails of South West London, with the option to break halfway at the historic Hampton Court Palace or continue on to Osterly House,

We’ll be taking cycle trails and quiet roads where possible at a fairly relaxed pace, so this event is open to members with all levels of experience

This is intended for anyone with a bike, though as this route uses unpaved cycle tracks in Wimbledon Common and gravelly riverside paths it may not be suitable for slick tyres on a road bike.

Itinerary

We'll ride north to the cycle trails of Wimbledon Common, passing the Wimbledon Windmill and Putney Heath. We’ll then head via quiet roads towards Richmond Park where we will cycle with the free roaming deer and take in the open views of West London. After heading west to Ham House we’ll then join the Thames Path past Teddington Weir to Kingston-upon-Thames where we’ll cross over the river and continue along the west bank to our lunch stop at Hampton Court Palace.

Option to finish here and visit Hampton Court Palace at your leisure.

For those wishing to continue we'll take in Bushey Park, Crane River, Syon House, Osterley House and the Grand Junction Canal ending at Isleworth station, with the option to ride the 11 miles back to Westminster via a riverside bar.

​Returning Home

The ride has been split into 3 sections to enable riders of all abilities to attend with the option to leave at key points by rail.

  • 15 mile mark (after lunch) If you'd like to explore Hampton Court Palace yourselves then consider ending your ride at this point. Trains run every 30 minutes into London Waterloo from Hampton Court Station.
  • 30 mile mark (after Osterly House). I'll take the group to Isleworth station where riders will have the option to either take the train back to Waterloo at 12 and 38 past the hour, or ride the 11 miles back to central London along riverside trails and quieter roads, including a refreshment stop at a riverside bar.

I'll ask as we approach each potential exit point if anyone wishes to take advantage of it and ensure you're safely there.

Keep in touch

Want to hear more about what we're up to? Then join us on Facebook:

www.facebook.com/groups/OutdoorLadsCycling

We also have a Strava group:

www.strava.com/clubs/275243

Riders on event in 2017
Hampton Court Palace
Cyclists in Richmond Park watching deer
Cyclist viewing the Thames
Hampton Court Palace
Wimbledon Windmill
Richmond Park
Ham House
Richmond Park
Riders on event in 2017
Hampton Court Palace
Cyclists in Richmond Park watching deer
Cyclist viewing the Thames
Hampton Court Palace
Wimbledon Windmill
Richmond Park
Ham House
Richmond Park

Location

51.421178975277, -0.206948532921