The Central London Outdoor Group (CLOG) (founded 1937) https://www.clog.org.uk
has an easy cycle rides in the countryside nearly every week between March and October ranging from 20 to 35 miles. These are easily accessible by public transport from London and are on quiet roads or cycle paths.
By bike we explore rivers, canals, forts, castles, coast, marshes, gardens, woods, ruins, churches, mansions, cycle-ferries, churchyards, villages, lost railways....
Non members can come up to 3 cycle rides or other events to try us out before joining. To join CLOG, visit our website https://www.clog.org.uk
and click on the orange join us button.
Photos from past cycle rides and walks: https://www.flickr.com/photos/clogpics/albums/
We also do around 20 trips away(weekend or longer) in the UK and abroad every year.
25 mile circular bike ride -Rickmansworth to Bricket Wood - Sunday 7 October
Oct 7, 2018
I will be leading a 25 mile circular mainly flat bike ride starting from Rickmansworth tube/rail station at 10.30am to Bricket Wood on the outskirts of St Albans cycling along a mixture of cycle paths, country lanes, minor roads, canal paths, bridle paths, woods and parks before finishing back at Rickmansworth at approx 5pm on Sunday 7th October.
From Rickmansworth we cycle along the Ebury way towards Watford. After an optional early coffee stop at either the Watford cycle hub where they provide refreshments or The Giraffe café next to Tescos at Watford, we cycle along quiet country lanes surrounded by pleasant farmland and meadows, through Bricket Wood to the lunch stop at 'The Gate' at Bricket Wood.
For those that want to drop out after about 12 miles, the trains are every hour from Bricket Wood station to Euston - changing at Watford Junction. There is a train at 13.36.
The route then takes us to Kings Langley where we cycle along the canal path, then cycle through Whippendell Woods and Cassiobury Park where we re-join the canal path to Rickmansworth.
Option of tea at Rickmansworth Lock or Rickmansworth Aquadrome for before catching the tube/train back to London from Rickmansworth station- estimated finishing time 5pm.
Meet outside the entrance of Rickmansworth tube station at 10.30am. I'll meet you at Rickmansworth.
Rickmansworth is in zone 7 served by the Metropolitan line - Amersham and Chesham branches.
Catch the 9.35 Met Line from Baker Street - Amersham Branch which arrives at Rickmansworth at 10.12. Alternatively catch the 9.50 Chesham branch from Baker Street which arrives at Rickmansworth at 10.27.
Return Met line trains every 15 mins from Rickmansworth back to Baker Street with the Chiltern Line trains running at 21 and 51 mins past the hour back to Marylebone.
Bikes are allowed on the Overground, Met, Circle, District, Hammersmith and City underground lines and above ground sections on other tube lines - see link for details.https://tfl.gov.uk/modes/cycling/cycling-in-london/bikes-on-public-transport#on-this-page-0
One day travel card zones 1-9, contactless or oyster.
Freedom passes and 60+ oyster cards are covered on the underground zones 1-9.
Travel is all within the oyster area.
IMPORTANT:- Can cyclists please carry a spare inner tube.
Important - please read!
Do check our website (https://www.clog.org.uk/
) in case of updates to this event. NB Only small selection of our events are on Letsride but they are all on on the web calendar, so this is another reason to check.
• Letsride followers (and other prospective CLOG members) can come on up to 3 events to try us out but after that you need to join CLOG (https://membermojo.co.uk/clog
) to continue with us.
• Most attendees are members of CLOG and not on Letsride, so RSVPs do not indicate the total numbers expected.
NB Central London Outdoor Group is non-commercial and events are organised by other members of the club on a voluntary basis. All participants should make themselves aware of the risks inherent in walking, cycling and other outdoor activities and take responsibility for their own actions and choices of activity.
Don't forget to follow CLOG on social mediahttps://www.facebook.com/CentralLondonOutdoorGroup/ https://twitter.com/Clogtweetshttps://www.flickr.com/photos/clogpics/albums/
a mixture of cycle paths, country lanes, minor roads, canal paths, bridle paths, woods and parks