Saturday 3rd November 2018 9:45am

Starting from - Join the train at Stratford International (not regular Stratford) or St Pancras and find us at Ashford, E20 1YY

This Central London Outdoor Group ride is open for anyone to join

  • 23 miles
  • All bike types
  • 5 hr
  • Easygoing
  • Newham
  • Adults 16+ only

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E20 1YY

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.


Cycle ride: Medway, marshes, castles, lovely villages + victorian charnel house, 23 miles

Nov 3, 2018
(Cycling)
Cycle ride: Medway, marshes, castles, lovely villages + victorian charnel house, 23 miles Easy

This cycle ride passes 5 marshes (Higham Marshes, Cliff Marshes, Cooling Marshes, Whalebone Marshes, Wouldham Marshes), 4 castles (Cooling Castle, Upnor Castle, Rochester Castle and Starkeys Castle), several lovely villages, 1 river (Medway), 1 Russian submarine and 1 charnel house.

We starts at Higham station where we pick up cycle route 179 to the lovely village of Cliffe with its beautiful and 19th century charnel house (for bodies found washed up in the marshes). After passing surreal Cooling Castle, we turn south through Cliffe Woods to the Medway and the beautiful village of Upper Upnor with lovely buildings and castle where we will stop for lunch, probably at the Kings Arms.

http://kingsarmsupnor.co.uk

After lunch, we cross the Medway at Rochester and pass Wouldham Marshes, Burham Court, the site of a Roman Villa to finish at Aylesford where we catch the train back to London.

Meeting Up

Be on the train that departs Stratford International at 10:02am, change at Gravesend for the 10:43 getting into Higham at 10:49. This train originates at St Pancras International. Buy a Super Off Peak return from Stratford International to Aylesford as we are coming back from Aylesford (cost £14.20 with discount card)


Alternatively catch the 9:41 from London Blackfriars calling at London Bridge, Greenwich and lots of other stations getting into Higham at 10:49am. Also buy a Super Off Peak return to Aylesford via Strood £10.55 with discount card

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 media
https://www.facebook.com/CentralLondonOutdoorGroup/
https://twitter.com/Clogtweets
https://www.flickr.com/photos/clogpics/albums/

Or visit our website
https://www.clog.org.uk/

This cycle ride passes 5 marshes (Higham Marshes, Cliff Marshes, Cooling Marshes, Whalebone Marshes, Wouldham Marshes), 4 castles (Cooling Castle, Upnor Castle, Rochester Castle and Starkeys Castle), several lovely villages, 1 river (Medway), 1 Russian submarine and 1 charnel house.

Quiet roads and cycle paths

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We especially welcome newbies!

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