London to Marlow – Stage 3

Route elevation

Thursday 4th July 2019 – This leg will be led by Simon Warner who has been such a great help in working out how we will plan and organise each leg.

Simon –  07507 463593 ; Moira – 07807 568649

London to Marlow – Day 1 of London to Oxford – Distance 53.7 Miles

Timing

Est. duration – 8.5 hrs at avg speed of approx. 7 mph inc food stops

Maximum riders: 8 plus 2 ride leaders. Pre-registration is essential

Start point

Departure time 10:00 from

Freedom from Torture, 111 Isledon Road, Islington, London N7 7JW

Please arrive at start point by 09:00 for photos and briefing

Getting to the start: The nearest London Underground station is Finsbury Park (Piccadilly and Victoria lines). There are WAGN National Rail links to and from King’s Cross and nearby bus routes are: 4, 29, 90, 153, 253, 254, 259, and 279. Our purpose-built treatment centre has wheelchair access and a WC adapted for use by disabled people.

Potential meet-ups en-route:

4 miles – Blackfriars Station (train) – 50 miles to Marlow

9.5 miles – Imperial Wharf (train and Overground) & Chelsea Harbour (car park) – 4 miles to Marlow

14 miles – Barnes (train) and Barnes Bridge (train) – 40 miles to Marlow

21 miles – Hampton Wick (train) and Kingston upon Thames (train) – 33 miles to Marlow

23 miles – Hampton Court (train) – 31 miles to Marlow

34 miles – Staines (train) – 20 miles to Marlow

Potential toilet breaks en-route, distance from start:

18 miles – Richmond Park Ham Gate

23 miles – Hampton Court Canalside

Places marked en-route for potential stops, distance from start:

9.5 miles – Harris + Hoole Chelsea Harbour – cafe

11.5 miles – Donna’s Place – waterside caravan

23 miles – DiSH – cafe

23.5 miles – Thyme By The River – cafe

26 miles – The Weir – pub food

27 miles – The Anglers at Walton – pub food

41 miles – Bel & The Dragon – pub food

41 miles – The Boatman – pub food

First aid and general safety

The Ride Leader will let you know who has a first aid kit.

Specific dangers on this section:

11 miles in – Putney Bridge requires a shift over two lanes to get in a bike box in a busy road. If you can’t do it easily just cross at the lights.

40 miles in – Windsor A road is busy, with ½ mile of no cycle lane, be careful but in the end we reach an off-road shared path all the way into Windsor.