Update! The Thames trail from Ham to Petersham was flooded on my recce Sunday. We will exit at ham house back to Richmond park. Our cafe stop will be La Ciclista, a lovely new bike friendly cafe off of Sheen gate. The rest of the ride is as advertised below.
We will be riding via Richmond Park, over Teddington Lock Bridge, through Bushy Park to Hampton Court Palace where we will stop for a loo break if needed. This is at about 12 miles into the ride. We will then carry on back over Teddington Lock and north on the Thames Path by Ham House and to Petersham Garden's Cafe, where we will stop for a lovely cuppa and cake/lunch (~18-19 miles). We'll then return via Richmond Park back the way we came.
There are opportunities to shorten the ride and take the train back at Hampton Court (12 miles) or Hampton Wick (15 miles).
We will ride the pace of the group and no-one will be left behind. Please wear a helmet and proper footwear. Make sure your bike is in working order. Bring a lock for the cafe stop as we will not have eyes on the bikes from the cafe.