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It was a bright but damp day as we assembled at Ealing Common Station. It was a good gathering considering the weather. Margaret led us off through quiet back streets lined with majestic trees to the Thames path where we were joined by Frances, and then on to Fulham Palace (the historic home of the Bishops of London). This was a new puffing stop and a total delight. Tea and cake came to £4. After enjoying the plush surroundings we were given a guided tour of the Chapel, it was fascinating and we all listened enthralled. Unfortunately we didn’t have time to explore the gardens.
Straight after elevenses there was a catastrophe, Frances and Ivy collided on the damp ground and both were somewhat bruised and battered. Frances was unable to walk, let alone cycle, so we packed her off home in a Taxi (get well soon Frances). Ivy stoically decided to continue, so with the sun shining we headed into Richmond Park where we were fortunate to see the deer.
Lunch was at The New Inn, Ham Common. We sat inside and pulled the curtains as the sunlight was so bright. Our food was quick and amply sized. It was a tad hot, so Ivy removed her jumper and stunned us all by the enormous bloody wound she had on her elbow (I bet she’ll get a wicked bruise in a day or two).
Between entering and leaving the pub Margaret managed to misplace her gloves, and although we all had a good look they could not be found. A few more back streets. Then past Mogden Sewage Treatment Works to Osterley Park where we waved goodbye to Bernie, Ivy and Ian the train driver.
As I had cycled up on the canal we agreed to head home via Stockley so I could acquire a new route. I’m not sure this was completely successful as we seemed to wander randomly through lots of new office buildings then through more back roads that I’m not sure I’d ever be able to repeat it. At Hillingdon Hospital we waved goodbye to Dave then at Uxbridge I bade farewell to Margaret.
A very scenic and interesting ride as expected.
|Started in:||South Bucks, England, GB|
|Elevation:||+ 2472 / - 2607 ft|
|Departed:||Nov 12, '14, 08:06AM|
|Starts in:||South Bucks, England, GB|
|Selected distance:||55.0 mi|
|Elevation:||+ 2472 / - 2607 ft|
|Selection Moving Time:||05:26:21|
|Max Speed:||22.5 mph|
|Avg. Speed:||10.1 mph|
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