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Five followed John M out of Uxbridge past Brunel University to Cowley and on round Little Britain Lake. The route then took us off road over the Slough branch of the Grand Union Canal and on to Thorney Park Golf Club for elevenses.
Leaving the golf club we headed east along Thorney Mill Road the road narrowing past the site of Drayton Mill, now housing made to look like a mill, and on to Wise Lane. A little way along Wise Lane we entered Harmondsworth Moor Country Park to enjoy a traffic free route along paths that lead under the M4 and further along under the A4 Colnbrook Bypass to the old Bath Road which we followed to Poyle. We turned down Poyle Road to Horton Road and approaching the M25 roundabout we crossed the road onto a cycle path that took us safely to the other side.
Once across we entered a path that runs alongside the motorway which is in part on the course of the GWR branch railway to Staines West Station. The track continues on as Moor Lane t the end of which is the old Staines West Station. Now converted into offices the back retaining wall is still in place, complete with the wording ‘Staines West , a car park is where the tracks and far platform where but short section of platform remains near the station building.
From here it was a short journey competing with heavy almost stationary traffic to The George PH, our designated lunch stop.
After lunch we retrieved our bikes and walked up Church Street, a one way street, to avoid cycling around the gyratory system. We then followed Wraysbury Road to the aforementioned place and turning into Welley Road continued to afternoon tea at Liquid Leisure, a Water Ski and Wakeboard Centre base on two lakes alongside the Horton Road. Its a nice place to spend time drinking tea and watching the activities on the water in the sunshine.
After tea we set though Horton and and Colnbrook on roads skirting The Queen mother Reservoir and crossing the Colnbrook Bypass we made our across horse grazing land to Old Slade Lane to Richings Park. The route home was through Iver and Cowley where the group dispersed.
Another excellent day with The Loiterers. Uxbridge to Uxbridge 25 miles.
Sorry, no photos, forgot the camera.
|Started in:||London Borough of Hillingdon, England, GB|
|Elevation:||+ 702 / - 702 ft|
|Departed:||May 05, '13, 09:32AM|
|Starts in:||London Borough of Hillingdon, England, GB|
|Selected distance:||27.7 mi|
|Elevation:||+ 702 / - 702 ft|
|Selection Moving Time:||03:01:29|
|Max Speed:||24.6 mph|
|Avg. Speed:||9.1 mph|
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