In 2013 we ran an exciting range of different cycle rides. We started with a guided family ride around Brentford and Isleworth in May. In June we had a stall at Bedford Park festival near Turnham Green Underground station. During the week of the festival we also lead a very popular Candle-lit-ride that allowed young and old to show off their cycling illuminations.

We always try to visit interesting places during our rides. On the summer evening of the Candle-lit-ride we paid a visit to Chiswick Lifeboat station and were shown the boats.

On Father’s Day in June we had a cycle ride exploring the cycle paths through parks, alongside the River Crane and the Grand Union Canal.

June is also the month in which young and old cyclists from across west London converge on Richmond Hill to watch the sunset. We gathered first at Express Tavern in Brentford and pedalled on mass to the scenic location.

In July we rode together around Hounslow. In August we led a ride that joined up with the incredibly popular Ride London Free Cycle event. 50,000 people rode their bikes at this celebration of cycling.

Open House Weekend in September gave the opportunity to ride around Chiswick visiting historic properties that were giving a rare opportunity to look inside.

In October we led a ride in Feltham and cycled along some of the new traffic free cycle paths in parks that the council have recently built. We visited the rural parts around Kempton reservoir and saw the huge steam pumps at Kempton Steam museum. We also took a look and Henry VIII’s palace in Hanworth.

Our final guided ride in 2013 was a ride from Brentford to Oxford Street that took in many dazzling Christmas illuminations on the way. After a stop for a warming drink in a café, we returned through the back streets through Chiswick to Brentford.


2014 rides

Saturday April 18th
Register at Hounslow Travel Active website to get free entry into the museum. Meet at 12:45pm at Brentford Railway Station Car park

Sunday July 12th – Chiswick Ride
Meet at 1:45pm at Brentford Works

Saturday August 9th Feeder ride to Prudential Ride London Free Cycle event in central London
Meet at Bell Corner at 9:30am or Brentford Works at 10am or Turnham Green Tube station at 10:30am

Sunday August 10th – Richmond Ride
Meet at 1:45pm at Brentford Works

Saturday September 13thOsterley House Ride
Meet at 1:45pm at Brentford Works

Sunday September 21stOpen House weekend ride
Meet at 12:45pm at Chiswick Railway station

Saturday October 11thChiswick Ride
Meet at 1:45pm at Brentford Works

Saturday November 1stHalloween Ride
Meet at 1:45pm at Brentford Works – prizes for the scariest costume!

Saturday November 22ndChristmas Lights Ride
Meet at 1:45pm at Brentford Works