Sunday 23rd April 2023 9:45am

Starting from - inside Roundwood Park at the benches in front of the Lodge Cafe. We meet at 9.45 for a 10.00 departure. (Parking spaces available on the link road at the entrance to the park on Harlesden Road, or free on weekends at nearby roads)

, NW10 3SH

This Breeze Brent ride is open for anyone to join

  • 40 miles
  • Hybrid (off road tyres), Hybrid (road tyres), Road
  • 7 hr
  • Challenging
  • Brent
  • Adults 16+ only
  • Women only

Free, women-only bike rides led by experienced Breeze Champions. They are a great way to get started in cycling or to improve your skills, whether you are a beginner or a seasoned cyclist.

Starting point

NW10 3SH

Our longest and most roadie Breeze ride yet – we cycle to the village of Esher, in Surrey, using a lot of normal-traffic roads, some of them fairly busy. We aim to keep at a steady pace with an average 10-12mph speed throughout the route which is much faster than our usual. You need to be confident in traffic and able to keep up with the pace and the long distance, and for that reason this isn’t suitable for beginners.

We will cut through Ealing, Syon Park and Twickenham until we reach Bushy Park. We will stop here for a few minutes for a quick coffee break and finish crossing the park after that.

We will then go over the river on Hampton Court Bridge and soon enough will be cycling along Sandown Park until we are in West End Park in Esher and stop for lunch at West End Village Club Café, with beautiful views of the pond. Most roads here are country lanes with speedy traffic and no cycle lanes – we will cycle on a single file for long stretches.

After our break, we come back through Esher High Street and will reach Hampton Court again, this time to cycle along the Thames Path and join Hampton Court Park at the other end of Long Water, which isn’t very explored by cyclists. Skinny tyres may suffer here, but we don't stay on gravel for long and the rest of the unpaved paths are fairly smooth. We come out of the park reaching Teddington and St Margarets, crossing Twickenham Bridge and cycling along Kew until we are in Chiswick High Street, returning to Roundwood Park through Acton.

This is a long day, and we aim to be back at around 5pm. Bring snacks for mid-ride.

If you find this ride fully booked, get in the waiting list as spaces always become available nearer the date. However, please do not sign up if you’re not sure you can join.

IMPORTANT POINTS: *Helmets aren't compulsory but advisable. *Check that your tyres are pumped and bring a spare inner tube and all necessary tools in case of a puncture. *If you have Covid-19 or have been told to self-isolate, or can't make it for any other reason, please cancel your space so someone else can join. *Only riders who booked themselves on the ride will be allowed to join. *Unless the weather takes a nasty turn making it unsafe or unpleasant to cycle, this ride will go ahead even if it rains. Dress for the weather and bring a rain coat just in case.

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  • Ride Leader

    Ride Leader
  • Breeze Champion

    Breeze Champion
  • Community Groups Volunteer

    Community Groups Volunteer

Renata Guimaraes



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