Ride out with Peter via Northwood Hills and Eastcote by road to Greenford then canal towpath to Kings Cross. Visit the London Canal Museum, entry fees:- £5 adult, £4 senior. Details at http://www.canalmuseum.org.uk/visit/index.html
. Refreshment break near the Museum on the way out, Thornhill Arms Pub, Caledonian Road. Return on short stretch of canal towpath then mainly roads via Regents Park, South Hampstead, Willesden Green, Gladstone Park, Dollis Hill, Kingsbury Green and Harrow Weald.
All good surfaces but a short stretch of the canal towpath can be a bit muddy and slippery so a good tread is needed on the tyres, Ok for touring bikes. 1,718’ of climbing but nothing challenging except for one short sharp hill in Dollis Hill which can be walked easily. Roads used are mainly quiet but some short stretches of busy major roads. Bike parking inside museum, locks needed for pub stop.
Note this is likely to be a fairly late arrival back, about 5.30 pm. Probably need lights.
This Spokes medium pace ride (9-11mph average) is organised by Spokes SW Herts Cycling Group. If you enjoy the ride please consider joining Spokes and support our campaign for better routes for cyclists in South West Herts. You'll find details at http://www.spokesgroup.org.uk/about/
. On the same website, you will also find our calendar of planned rides.