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Hillingdon

Established - 17/09/2020

  • Members 9
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  • Group type Family Friendly
  • Avg. distance (miles) 14.9
  • Avg. duration (hours) 3:52
  • Bike types Hybrid (off road tyres)

Here in west drayton, we are very fortunate to have many wonderful cycle routes to choose from - Along the Grand Union Canal - in either direction. Around Little Britain Lakes. Harmondsworth Moor - around Saxon Lake, and out to Staines reservoir. We are spoiled for choice. Lets make the most of it! A bit about myself. Iam in my 60's and have a few heart problems. During lockdown, I was lucky enough to have a friend that managed to procure a bike for me to help me get around. Having not cycled for 50 years, I had forgotten how tiring it can be - really needed to get the legs moving again. I started doing 2 or 3 miles a day, and worked up from there. Now, 10 weeks later, am slowly getting used to it. I joined a local group - really nice people, but I felt I was holding them up. They were all seasoned riders, which I am most definately not. Am not going to use being in my 60's as an excuse - some of the riders in the group were similar age to myself, and much fitter! They were all quite happy to wait at the top of inclines etc, but i felt guilty - I didnt want to hold them up. So I figured I would try and start a group for like minded cyclists who dont really want to zoooom everywhere - but would prefer to just to go out for casual rides. I am not one of those that zoom around everywhere - I am a plodder! 95% of my rides use at least part of the grand union canal and I try and keep to tracks, trails, paths and off-road as much as possible. Any rides I do along the grand union canal will always start at Horton Road bridge - see screenshot maps - dont confuse that bridge with the bridge beside Morrisons in west drayton Should you have any questions please feel free to message me

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west drayton - denham country... Saturday 19th June 2021 11:00am UB7 7DN 0 stars Full details

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The 3 Lakes - black park lake,... Saturday 12th June 2021 11:30am UB7 7TX 0 stars Full details

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repeat performance - yet more... Saturday 31st October 2020 2:00pm UB7 8JR 0 stars Full details

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short ride - on a litter picki... Saturday 24th October 2020 9:15am UB7 8JR 0 stars Full details

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west drayton to black park, ba... Sunday 18th October 2020 11:00am UB7 8JR 0 stars Full details

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west drayton to black park, ba... Sunday 11th October 2020 10:30am UB7 8JR 0 stars Full details

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