FNRttC Night ride to Whitstable, April 22nd, 2016 (Starting at Tower Bridge)

Discussion in 'CycleChat and Recreational Rides' started by Trickedem, 1 Apr 2016.

  1. Trickedem

    Trickedem Veteran

    I am delighted to announce that booking is now open for the Friday Night Ride to Whitstable on April 22nd. 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.
    Traffic congestion in London is particularly bad at the moment due to overnight roadworks. On our last ride this led to considerable delays and wasn’t very pleasant due to fumes and impatient drivers. As a result we will be starting the ride near to the South Side of Tower Bridge. The exact start point will be clarified in the final email before the ride.
    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. ianrauk

    ianrauk Tattooed Beat Messiah

    Atop a Ti
    Count me in
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  3. StuartG

    StuartG slower but further

    SE London
    Erith, don't forget Erith. I've tried!
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  4. rb58

    rb58 Enigma

    Bexley, Kent
    Form duly completed.
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  5. StuAff

    StuAff Silencing his legs regularly

    I'm in, once I've done the form.
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  6. Mr Orange

    Mr Orange Well-Known Member

    I'm in. Form completed. Many thanks.
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  7. Nigel182

    Nigel182 Veteran

    Forms done
    Myself and Joanne
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  8. ianmac62

    ianmac62 Veteran

    Form completed. James again joins me from Northampton.
  9. newfhouse

    newfhouse Elitist lefty

    Form completed. Sacrifice made to weather gods.
  10. User10571

    User10571 Guest

    I could be up for this - work commitments permitting....
  11. robjh

    robjh Legendary Member

    Not sure yet due to possible family commitments, but it's now in the diary. Will confirm (or not) later.
  12. StuAff

    StuAff Silencing his legs regularly

    Form done.
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  13. StuAff

    StuAff Silencing his legs regularly

    Two suggestions for start point spring to mind- probably at least considered by our ride leader already: Shad Thames/Butlers Wharf, and More London.
  14. OP

    Trickedem Veteran

    It will be in that vicinity, but we will be checking the most appropriate location when we do the recce ride the week before.
    I have a couple of spaces available on the recce ride. PM me if you're interested.
  15. StuAff

    StuAff Silencing his legs regularly

    Thanks for the offer- already booked that weekend, will be doing the Hastings ride the following day.
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