Come along with your bike and celebrate the rich heritage of cycling in the borough.

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Trycyclingathon, Sunday 10 September 2017

Claremont Gardens, The Crescent, Surbiton, Kingston upon Thames, Surrey, KT6 4BN

This event forms part of Wheels of Time, our new Heritage Lottery Fund supported project - researching the rich, but overlooked, heritage of cycling in the borough of Kingston upon Thames.
From world champion John 'Happy Jack' Keen(1849-1902) to Eileen Gray CBE (1920-2015), Carpenter Cycles is one of the most famous cycling routes in the country, it will bring our cycling heritage alive, to build interest in our local history of cycling and bicycle manufacturing. 

Three different routes are suggested to suit the different levels of fitness and confidence of each cyclist - or you can just cycle where you want to. There will be lots of entertainment and fun for all the family.  Come along even if you don't wish to take part in the cycling.

  • The experienced ride will start at 10am and finish at approximately 1pm. The suggested route takes in some of the beautiful countryside and incorporating some of the Olympic cycling route but you can go where you like. (approx 44 miles)
  • The family ride will start at 11.30 and finish at approximately 1pm. The suggested route is a gentler ride alongside the river, crossing the river twice and taking in roads, park and riverbank. (approx 10 miles)
  • The vintage ride will start at 11.45 and finish at approximately 1.15pm. (approx 5 miles)

Meeting point: On the green by the clocktower.

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