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Recreation Ride – Regents Canal & Central London 23 June 2012

Recreation Ride – Regents Canal & Central London 23 June 2012

We had an enjoyable ride alongside the Regents Canal last Saturday 23rd. There were only six of us in the end, however several folk emailed who wanted to come along but just couldn’t make it. The weather was good with sunshine and cloud and a little breeze. A few walkers and wild fowl on the tow path didn’t impede us too much and the detour through Islington to avoid the tunnel went well with no one … Read entire article »

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Recreation Ride to Kent 26th May 2012

Recreation Ride to Kent 26th May 2012

There were 6 of us intrepid souls at the quayside at Gravesend preparing to journey into darkest Kent. We set of in brilliant sunshine. Soon we had left civilisation behind and we were off road travelling along a trail west wards toward Lower Higham. Our first short stop was at Cliffe a picturesque village over looking the Thames. We moved on and a few miles later we reached Cooling. Cycling past its castle we stopped for a … Read entire article »

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Sustrans Family Rides 2012

Sustrans Family Rides 2012

The Thurrock Sustrans group has the following family rides planned for 2012: Click on an item for more detail. … Read entire article »

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Canvey Island Recreation Ride 2012

Canvey Island Recreation Ride 2012

Sunday 24th April was the first recreation ride of 2012.  Seven of us met Bob, our ride leader, outside Benfleet train station on a gloriously sunny spring morning.  We were soon off on a mix of skinny and fat tyred hybrid and mountain bikes and over the Canvey Bridge onto the island. Our first stop, albeit brief, was the Canvey Lake Local Nature Reserve.  At the east end of the lake sits the Oysterfleet Hotel which … Read entire article »

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Recreation ride to Gravesend

Recreation ride to Gravesend

There were about 10 of us who met up at the ferry terminal in Tilbury for the short crossing to Gravesend. From there we rode along the bumpy off road cycle lane up to Lower Higham before heading northwards to the bird sanctuary near Cliffe. We had a short stop to admire the views over the Thames estuary before cycling to Cliffe  with another short stop to look around this picturesque village. Retuning to Lower Higham. where we … Read entire article »

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Social Ride Around Canvey Island

Social Ride Around Canvey Island

The recreation group had their first ride for the 2011 season around Canvey Island on Saturday 16th April. The group met at Benfleet Station Car park and rode a circular, mostly ‘off road’ route around the sea wall. The total distance covered was approx. 12/14 miles. It was a fine sunny spring morning, there was a high tide and the 12 participants enjoyed fine views of Hadleigh Downs and the Thames Estuary. A stop was made on Canvey … Read entire article »

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