A Bike Ride to Windsor

The Windsor Ride Photo by Chris Bissell

Brent Cyclists and David had organised another bike ride out of London and I join again. And this time Ann joined us as well 🙂 She only started cycling after she moved to London so it was great that she was now up for trying something longer.
The weather looked decent (typical London weather – it wasn’t really sunny or really cloudy but somewhere in between that made it really comfortable for a bike ride).

Ann, Chris and I took the tube to North Harrow were we met the other cyclists. We were a group of 12 in total as we headed off into the suburban sprawl of north west London.

We mostly drove on quiet streets and through a couple of green areas with more or less clever ways of making us get of the bikes and duck, crawl or lift our bikes over obstacles.

Another creative gate - but why make them like this?Robert being helpful at the gate

We also went along the canal and through the lovely Langley Park.

Ann along the pathIMG_0986

We were getting hungry as we got Windsor on the horizon. With the goal in sight we made a last stride to our designated pub in Windsor for a well deserved meal and a pint. Ann was reaching her limits but for a first bike excursion 32 km is very impressive.

Windsor on the horizon

After the refueling the rest of us continued back more or less in the direction we came. With a stop for tea (and ice cream) in Langley Park. Before making it back to Uxbridge were most of jumped on the tube to take us home.

Blue sky, white clouds, green plain - perfect cycling

Another nice ride with the people from Brent and Harrow.

Head over and read Ann’s account of the trip.