Thursday 11th May 2023 9:30am

Starting from - We meet at Building 3 of Harrow Civic Centre. Harrow & Wealdstone Station (Bakerloo/Overground) is a 2 minute ride away. Use the exit from platform 1. HA1 2XY

This ride is limited to members of Harrow Cycle Hub group only

  • 25.7 miles
  • Road
  • 3 hr 45 mins
  • Challenging
  • Harrow
  • Adults 16+ only

Led by experienced ride leaders, these rides are a great way to explore new places and to meet new people who enjoy cycling. They are suitable for all levels of experience, so whether you are a beginner or a seasoned cyclist, you can find a ride that is right for you.

Starting point


This is a cracking route - 26 miles in London without encountering any heavy traffic. Half of it is off-road (cycle/shared paths, canal towpaths, parks and a river bank). The roads we use are quiet and residential. We go over, under and around some locations that would be a nightmare to navigate on the road.

Osterley Park is a Georgian Estate with a magnificent house designed by Robert Adam. We'll stop for refreshments at the Stables Cafe. This is a National Trust property with a wide selection of cakes and the obligatory scones.

Our route takes us through several parks and nature reserves, along three stretches of canal towpath (all very rideable), across two golf courses and along the bank of the River Brent. We cycle past the photogenic Hanwell locks and get to appreciate the engineering of Isambard Kingdom Brunel.

There are not too many serious hills. There's a bit of climbing up from the river in Hanwell and on the lower slopes of Harrow's Hill - don't worry, we don't go over the top! We'll take these slowly and it's OK to walk. The ride will be taken at a modest pace so don't fret about it being too fast.

Make sure you check your bike before the ride. This is a useful guide: Bring a spare innertube, pump and tools to fix a puncture. Also bring a drink and a snack.

Route rating

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Who else is on this ride?

Ride leaders

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  • Ride Leader

    Ride Leader
  • Community Groups Volunteer

    Community Groups Volunteer

Kevin Lynch

5 ride participants


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