Sunday 17th March: Sunday ride: ‘Padders’ for lunch

This month Malcolm will take us into London using back streets and canal towpaths. Coffee stop in the morning – exact venue will depend on the conditions on the day. Always an adventure with Malcolm. Then onwards into the Paddington basin for lunch at one of the many eateries. Again, depending on the weather, there may be an afternoon visit to something interesting.  Then the group will wiggle its way back towards King’s Cross where there should be the option of catching a train if you wish, or else cycle back to Barnet.

Meet:   10am Tally Ho Corner, North Finchley N12

Ride leader: Malcolm Nightingale   0208 449 3253/07538 402147

Cycle Weekend 2019: HUNTINGDON 31 May- 2 June

We are starting to plan a cycling weekend based in Huntingdon, Cambridgeshire. For those that are free on the Friday, we will meet at around lunchtime in Huntingdon for an afternoon ride. We will have all-day rides on the Saturday and Sunday into the local countryside. One ride will feature the nearby Grafham Water. You can come for any, or all, of the days. As in recent years, you are responsible for finding and booking your own accommodation. Huntingdon has a reasonable number of hotels and B&Bs at a range of prices. Booking early can mean lower prices for some hotels. There are a few suggestions below.  To register your interest, and to be kept in touch about the programme, please email alison.ewington@ntlworld.com

There are a number of hotels and B&Bs in and around Huntingdon. This is just a sample:

Marriott Hotel 4*

Holiday Inn 3* (By the racecourse, 2.5 miles west of railway station)

Premier Inn (4.2 miles west of town centre. Located on busy roundabout at junction of A1 and A14. Not recommended for cycling into the town centre – only for those who would use a car to take your bike into town centre for the start of rides)

Sandford House Hotel (Wetherspoon) town centre

 

Sunday 17th February Sunday ride: To The Black Horse

A ride round the lanes of south Herts, with a stop for lunch at one of the increasingly few ‘old-fashioned’ pubs in the area – The Black Horse at South Mimms.

Meet:   10amTally Ho Corner, North Finchley N12

or        10.30amoutside Waitrose, The Spires, Barnet – Stapylton Road

entrance, by the bandstand

Ride leader: Talia Ross (07816 767212)

For all rides:

Please remember to bring a spare inner tube in case you have a puncture and some basic tools that fit your bike.  Late afternoons might be gloomy so bring lights on rides to get you home safely.

Any questions about rides please contact Alison Ewington alison.ewington@ntlworld.com

 

Sunday 20th January ride: Winter Wandering to Bricket Wood

We do now have a plan – a cunning plan. Malcolm will lead the group to The Gate pub at Bricket Wood for lunch (no coffee stop in the morning). There will be a stop on the way back for afternoon tea at The Orchard  café at Shenley. The route will involve a little off-road but it shouldn’t be too muddy. It might be a bit nippy so do bring warm clothing – and remember your lights for getting home.

Meet:   10amTally Ho Corner, North Finchley N12  or  10.30am outside Waitrose, The Spires, Barnet – Stapylton Road entrance, by the bandstand

Ride leader: Malcolm Nightingale  0208 449 3253 (mobile: 07538 402147)

For all rides:

Please remember to bring a spare inner tube in case you have a puncture and some basic tools that fit your bike.  Late afternoons might be gloomy so bring lights on rides.

Any questions about rides please contact Alison Ewington alison.ewington@ntlworld.com

 

2018 photo album

To see a round up of photos taken on rides in 2018 (including the King’s Lynn weekend) go to the website and select the Newsletter tab then click on Photos. Then click on the 2018 album.

And maybe check out the older albums to see how well we have aged….

 

Sunday 20th January: Ride – Winter Wander

Where we will wander we know not where – yet.  Route will depend on weather and conditions. Wrap up and head out on your bike for a few hours. Please bring reflective gear and lights and a spare inner tube for your bike.

Meet:   10amTally Ho Corner, North Finchley N12

or        10.30am outside Waitrose, The Spires, Barnet – Stapylton Road  entrance, by the bandstand

Ride leader: Malcolm Nightingale

Please remember to bring a spare inner tube in case you have a puncture and some basic tools that fit your bike.  Late afternoons might be gloomy so bring lights on rides.

Any questions about rides please contact Alison Ewington alison.ewington@ntlworld.com

 

Sunday 6th January: TUAG Turn-Up-and-Go

First ride of the New Year – start it off on the right pedal and work off the mince pies.

Have you noticed our new recruit in the photo on our home page?  He has joined for a trial period until 12th Night………

Meet: McDonalds near Tally Ho, North Finchley N12

Time: from 9.30am for coffee and planning – leave at 10am.

Please remember to bring a spare inner tube in case you have a puncture and some basic tools that fit your bike.  Late afternoons might be gloomy so bring lights on rides

Any questions about rides please contact   alison.ewington@ntlworld.com