Friday Night Ride To Whitstable. 19th Aug 2016

Discussion in 'CycleChat and Recreational Rides' started by Trickedem, 31 Jul 2016.

  1. Trickedem

    Trickedem Veteran

    Location:
    Kent
    I am pleased to announce that booking is now open for the Friday Night Ride to Whitstable on 19th August.This is a wonderful ride following the Thames from Tower Bridge to the delightful seaside town of Whitstable, passing iconic sites such as the Cutty Sark in Greenwich, The Royal Arsenal in Woolwich, The Historic Dockyard in Chatham, where HMS Victory was built and the North Kent marshes, one of the most important natural wetlands in northern Europe.
    After the success of moving the start point to Tower Bridge for our April ride, we are going to repeat this and the meeting will be outside the entrance to Potters Fields on Tooley Street, near Tower Bridge
    There will be a half way refreshment stop at Strood, where rolls, hot drinks and home made cakes will be available. We will then ride through the dawn to finish at the Waterfront café to the East of Whitstable, where riders will be able to have a well deserved cooked breakfast and even a beer or two if that takes their fancy.
    To take part in the ride you will need to register here: Whitstable Ride Registration

    The ride will start at midnight, but please aim to arrive by 11.40pm so you can be checked in and we can have a safety brief.
    This is a relatively flat ride of about 70 miles, with just a few steep hills to get you out of the saddle.
     
  2. StuAff

    StuAff Silencing his legs regularly

    Location:
    Portsmouth
    Form done. Will be combining this one with a nice relaxing night out in London. If one's idea of nice and relaxing is Ministry at the Forum :smile: Had booked a room for the night at the LSE Bankside in anticipation of this.
     
  3. StuAff

    StuAff Silencing his legs regularly

    Location:
    Portsmouth
    Agreed with @User13710 , though Tooley Street works very nicely for me and anyone else coming in from Waterloo (or London Bridge, obv) for everyone else it's a bit different.
     
  4. StuAff

    StuAff Silencing his legs regularly

    Location:
    Portsmouth
    Yup. Thinks of the one-way system round Victoria. Tries not to. Fails.
     
  5. GrumpyGregry

    GrumpyGregry Here for rides.

    Hoof it?
     
  6. GrumpyGregry

    GrumpyGregry Here for rides.

    wassa plan for september?

    I plan to be unemployed by 15/9....
     
  7. OP
    OP
    Trickedem

    Trickedem Veteran

    Location:
    Kent
    I'm not a dictator, so happy to listen to people's views on this. However leading a large group fom HPC takes a lot of time and individuals could do the same journey a lot quicker and meet at Tooley St
     
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  8. sagefly

    sagefly Über Member

    Sorry Tim can't make this ride, a pity as it's one of my favs
     
  9. StuAff

    StuAff Silencing his legs regularly

    Location:
    Portsmouth
    Same here. Tooley Street is easier than the Arch for me, but not by much...And it doesn't have the sense of occasion.
     
  10. newfhouse

    newfhouse Elitist lefty

    Location:
    CR8
    I'm in. Always a great ride and the best halfway catering by a country mile.
     
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  11. StuAff

    StuAff Silencing his legs regularly

    Location:
    Portsmouth
    @Trickedem the comment on catering has reminded me to ask. Bread pudding please!
     
  12. Flying Dodo

    Flying Dodo It'll soon be summer

    I'm in. And in other shocking news, I'm contemplating cycling back as well!
     
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  13. StuAff

    StuAff Silencing his legs regularly

    Location:
    Portsmouth
    I'm planning to ride back as well, will have time to kill until check-in at the digs.
     
  14. Dogtrousers

    Dogtrousers Kilometre nibbler

    :sad: third in succession that I can't make
     
  15. mark st1

    mark st1 Plastic Manc

    Location:
    Leafy Berkshire
    Yes please not done this destination yet. And I am assured the ride back is a beaut so I'm looking forward to it.
     
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