Wednesday 13th November 2019 10:00am
Starting from - Outside Waitrose opposite the exit from Finchley Road station. There are toilets in Finchley Road station inside the barrier, and in Waitrose.
You can take your bike on above-ground trains, and all of the Metropolitan Line, after 9.30am. Please check the TfL website for more detail. The ride begins at Finchley Road station and ends at Kings Cross Station. NW3 5HR
This Breeze Harrow ride is open for anyone to join
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This ride begins at Finchley Road station and ends at Kings Cross. (You can put your bike on the Metropolitan Line between the two). If coming from Harrow you need the 0930 from Pinner or the 0935 from Harrow on the Hill. We descend to Finsbury Park for our coffee stop, then through Hackney to Quietway 2, which we follow to Islington before rejoining quiet streets to Kings Cross. This is a Breeze Harrow ride and all women are welcome.
The beginning of the ride is a steady climb through Hampstead and Highgate till we reach the Parkland Walk, a disused railway line and Local Nature Reserve. It's a bit bumpy and could be muddy after rain, so hybrid bikes are best. The rest of the ride is downhill or flat.
We'll stop at the cafe in Finsbury Park.
There are some places where we have to walk our bikes, so it's best to wear normal shoes/trainers, not cleats. Helmets are a matter of personal choice. Bring money for the cafe, a bike lock, water and a snack if you like - we finish around 12.30 at Kings Cross and can take the train from there.
This isn't a route for absolute beginners. Although it is only 13 miles, you need to be able to deal with a little traffic and happy to climb a few hills - you can walk them if you like. We welcome new riders and all the women are very friendly.