Join us on our Eko Brewery TdH Cycle Club ride
This week’s ride is all about getting into the open roads of Great London. We’ll be heading from Wimbledon out toward Walton on Thames and celebrating with a couple of cold beers from Eko Brewery.
As Eko don’t have a brick and mortar brewery yet, we’ve chosen one of our favourite casual routes and a cracking green spot to enjoy the beers. We'll be carrying the beers on the ride so make sure to bring a bag if you'd like to take some home!
The ride will be an easy-ish ride that is 90% flat. It will be on slightly faster roads than our London rides but there will be much less traffic because of this.
Our meeting point for this cycle club ride will be our usual South Park Gardens in Wimbledon. We'll meet at the centre of the park and go from there. This is a spot away from the hustle and bustle of the town centre that is easy to find.
Find it on the map below.
As there are no opening times to worry about, we’ll make this a later one and will aim to meet at 13:30 with the aim of leaving at 13:45. The ride is approx. a 25 mile round trip and we will aim to be back in Wimbledon for 18:00.
(The route above isn't perfect but gives a good idea)
The route for this ride will take us out from Wimbledon towards the Kingston riverside, we will then follow this up past Thames Ditton and taking a right on the roundabout towards Hampton Court.
We’ll take a left into East Molesey and follow the village and turning at the Queen Elizabeth II Reservoir. We will circle the reservoir and head back through West Molesey before heading down towards Hurst Park.
The beer spot
This week’s beer spot is a picturesque little spot right on the River Thames – Hurst Meadows.
The meadow is full of trees and foliage and overlooks the river towards Hampton.
The route home
Our route home will take us through Hampton Court and past the historic Hampton Court Palace. We’ll follow Hampton Court Road between Bushy Park and Home park before rejoining our original route in Kingston Upon Thames.
We’ll then take the route up past Norbiton and follow what was one of the final secions of the Prudential Ride London 100 route up the hill and back towards Raynes Park and Wimbledon.
We would be delighted if you wanted to join us on this route, whether it is riding the full distance or picking up the ride as we come by where you live please contact us via email at Haydn@tourdehops.co.uk or join our dedicated Tour de Hops Cycle Club WhatsApp group.