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Saturday 20th October - Victoria Park to King George V Park!

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Overview:
This will be a short guided ride from Victoria Park to King George V Play Park and back. The route is completely off-road, making use of the shared use paths of the National Cycle Network, namely NCR-75. The surface is smooth tarmac with some gentle inclines.




Timings:
11:00 – 13:30 (approximately 2.5 hours with stops)

Distance:
2.6 miles / 4.2 km

Suitability:
This ride is suitable for riders of all abilities.

Details:
We will meet next to Victoria Park Children's Play Area at 11am. Join me for a pre-ride coffee if at Jac's Coffee van if you arrive early. 

From here we will cycle north-west along local cycle route 14, connecting with the Hawthornvale Path westbound. After a short time on this path we will turn left onto the Goldenacre Path (local route 13) and follow this south until King George V Park. Here we will stop for around an hour to give the kids a chance to enjoy the play park before heading back to Victoria Park along NCR-75, returning for around 1.30pm.



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Saturday 15th September - Ride to Portobello Beach!

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Overview:
This will be a leisurely guided ride from The Meadows to Portobello. It will primarily be off-road, using the shared-use cycle paths of the National Cycle Network, National Cycle Route 1 (NCR-1), and some quiet side roads. The surface is good, smooth tarmac with some small bumps. Best of all, it is almost entirely downhill!



Timings:
11:00 – 14:00 (approximately 3 hours)

Distance:
4.8 miles / 7.7 km

Suitability:
This ride is suitable for riders of all abilities.

Details:
We will meet at the junction of Middle Meadow Walk and East Meadow Walk at 11am. If you are early then please feel free to join me for a coffee and a biscuit at Peter’s Yard cafĂ© just up from here, where I will be waiting beforehand.

From the corner of Middle Meadow Walk we will travel along NCR-1 eastbound through the Meadows, through some quiet side roads around St Leonard’s eventually joining the Innocent Railway cycle path towards Portobello. At the Magdalene’s we will leave the Innocent Cycle Path (NCR-1) and …