Rides for Everybody – Saturday 24th September – Palaces of West London

Meet outside Twickenham Station 10.00.

We use the upgraded cycle route to Isleworth and cycle through Sion Park to Brentford. We then cycle up the Grand Union Canal to the Triple Bridge before branching  off via Norwood Green to Osterley Park where we stop for coffee in the stable block.

From there it is a short ride back to Twickenham.

11 miles and reasonably flat. About half off-road but decent surfaces

Route

Five of us enjoyed this ride on a sunny morning.

“Decent surfaces” was a bit of an overstatement – the tarmac towpath has deteriorated badly. Gravel ages better.

Short ride back was complicated by a major jam south of Osterley and having diverted to avoid that road works on A315 ( C9 ??). We converted to pedestrians to cross and then slipped down St Johns Rd.