Friday 28th February 2014 10:00am

Starting from - <p>Wandsworth Common, Bolingbroke Grove, Wandsworth, London, SW11 6HN</p> <p>We'll meet on Wandsworth Common, opposite the Bolingbroke Academy at the top of Wakehurst Rd.</p>, SW11 6HN

  • 11 miles
  • All bike types
  • 1 hr 30 mins

Starting point

SW11 6HN

Wandsworth Common, Bolingbroke Grove, Wandsworth, London, SW11 6HN We'll meet on Wandsworth Common, opposite the Bolingbroke Academy at the top of Wakehurst Rd.

A pretty nine mile, mostly flat ride, along the river from Wandsworth to Hammersmith Bridge and back again.  We start at Wandsworth Common, using back roads and shared cycle/pedestrian paths to avoid the busy Wandsworth one way system and take us through Wandsworth Park along the Thames to Putney Bridge.  Here we will walk our bikes over the busy A3 and down to Putney Embankment (start point for the Oxford-Cambridge boat race), from where we have a lovely scenic ride past the rowing clubs and then along the off-road Thames Path to Hammersmith Bridge. We will walk our bikes over Hammersmith Bridge, and then potter along the back roads on the Fulham side of the river, passing the River Cafe and Fulham Football Ground before enjoying views of the river again in Bishops Park. From Putney Bridge, we will take back roads round the Hurlingham Club, before crossing Wandsworth Bridge on the cycle path, and finishing with a cafe stop at the Birdhouse Cafe at 123 St John's Hill, next to the London Cycle Workshop. This ride is best suited to hybrid or mountain bikes, due to the off-road section from Putney to Hammersmith. Wrap up warm (it's winter - do bring full finger gloves and wear warm socks.  Consider headband or helmet liner to keep your ears warm under your helmet).  It's a good idea to bring some water and you may also want to bring a snack. Wearing a helmet is advisable; if you don’t have one please do not worry you can still take part.  If you enjoy the bike ride and would like to come again perhaps you could look to buy one then.  Everyone’s welcome – look forward to seeing you there! Jill and Jacqui Don’t forget…. Breeze are on a mission to spread the word about their rides, and  need your help. If you introduce one friend who goes  on to take part in a Breeze ride, you’ll receive a Breeze water bottle,  introduce a second  friend, you’ll be the proud owner of one of their swish Breeze  Buffs, and introduce a  third friend and Breeze will send you £15 of Love2Shop vouchers.  Read the article on the homepage for more information.   For more information visit website below http://www.goskyride.com/Breeze/ShowArticle/Breeze-for-rewards?retURL=/Breeze

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