Trainspotters' Delight

Saturday 17th August 2013 at 10.00am This is what time the ride will set off. It’s best to get to the starting point at least 15 minutes beforehand to avoid missing the start.

Starting Point & Postcode
Teddington Sport Centre, Teddington School Trowlock Way, Teddington TW11 9PJ
Overall Duration On a long ride, it’s sometimes good to have a little break in the middle, or maybe a catch up at the beginning or end to keep it sociable. This means that the overall ride duration may be longer than the actual cycling time.
2 hours 5 mins  (1 hours 25 mins cycling)
Suitable for Child Trailers
Sky Ride Local
Guided Rides Great routes and support from trained leaders

Richmond upon Thames

What other riders think of this route

Sky Ride Local in Richmond upon Thames

If you're fairly confident on your bike and ready to broaden your cycling horizons, our Steady rides are ideal. At a comfortable pace, and possibly with some modest hills along the way, rides take place on mainly quiet roads with plenty of sights along the way. Rides are between 6 and 20 miles long, at a moderate pace of between 7 and 10 miles an hour.

Alright, you don't have to be a trainspotter to enjoy this ride, but there are certainly plenty of railway stations along the way! This nice circular route around the roads to the west of the River Thames in the Richmond borough passes some gorgeous houses, and we'll also see Bushy Park, Strawberry Hill House and Hampton Court Palace along the way.

Additional Information

Helmets must be worn by all under 18's regardless of ride level.
Please make sure your bike is in good working order and bring equipment with you to repair punctures, Ride Leaders are there to help but are not responsible for your bike.
All rides leave at the time stated you must arrive early Ride Leaders will not wait. 

Children under the age of 5 do not need to register and must be in a BSI approved child seat, trailer or tag-a-long.

Car Parking
Yes, at Teddington Sport Centre, charges may apply
Nearest Train Station
Hampton Wick Train Station, 0.7 miles 
Changing Facilities Available?
Yes, at Teddington Sport Centre  
Toilet Facilities Available?
Yes, at Teddington Sport Centre  

Meet the Ride Leaders

  • David Phillips
    David Phillips I am a National Standard Cycle Training Instructor living in Twickenham. I enjoy social rides locally through the parks and along the river towpaths, not too fast though!
  • Philip Humphreys
    Philip Humphreys hi all my name is philip humphreys im 46 having served 20+yrs with the british army i decided to join sky as a ride leader as iv been riding all my life i also work for a cycle charity iam now starting my own cycle club up in the london area for those who like to ride daily i also do many charity rides having been told to quit work but this does not stop or hinder me from riding always on the lookout for people to join me on the many charity rides (}
  • Christopher Wright
    Christopher Wright Hi, i'm Chris and i've been cycling the London streets since i was 15 and did a paper round on my bike, before cycling to school. For about the last 20 years i've commuted on my bike to my work locations in the City and West End. I also ride out to the Surrey Hills with my Club at week-ends. I use my bikes for social, sport and work and i hope you get to enjoy riding yours as much as i have riding mine.

Rider Comments on the Route

  • John Hodgins Saturday 29th August
  • Janet Crook Wednesday 26th August Nice ride - just a pity we hadn't started on time & missed the rain
  • RAY GOULD Sunday 23rd August All on roads that are all flat no hills involved.
  • Gillian Poor Sunday 23rd August

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