Urban Cycle (walk) along the Lea Valley towards Ware Sat 30th May

Discussion in 'London and the South East' started by alsoknownas, Apr 4, 2015.

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Which day would be best for cruising down the Lea towpath on a bicycle?

  1. Saturday May 16th

    50.0%
  2. Saturday May 30th

    75.0%
Multiple votes are allowed.
  1. alsoknownas

    alsoknownas some bloke

    Anyone up for a cycle caper up the Lea (Lee) Valley sometime late April / early May? We did a couple of little wriggles last year which were much fun. Gritty city melts into country; train options all the way along, so people can opt in/out at virtually any point; plenty pub and even brewery options along the way (though we have tended to overdo these at times :facepalm:). Any takers?

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  2. alsoknownas

    alsoknownas some bloke

  3. alsoknownas

    alsoknownas some bloke

  4. alsoknownas

    alsoknownas some bloke

  5. Rutita1

    Rutita1 Sassy McFlashy

    Yes! Early May better for me. :cool:
     
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  6. alsoknownas

    alsoknownas some bloke

  7. 5t3IIa

    5t3IIa Registered User

    How kind to invite me but I don't own a bicycle :oops:
     
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  8. Orang Utan

    Orang Utan razzed up on scrumpy and injustice

    Been meaning to explore that area on my bike for years.
     
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  9. alsoknownas

    alsoknownas some bloke

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    alsoknownas some bloke

  11. RubyToogood

    RubyToogood can't remember what goes here

    It would probably be difficult for me for various reasons, but will keep an eye on the thread.
     
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  12. Mogden

    Mogden I like tea

    I'd verge on no rather than yes as I myself am mobile but getting my bike down might be trickier. I also, very middle class here, am having my new central heating put in at the end of the month. But like Ruby I'll keep an eye on this thread. Thanks for thinking of me :)
     
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  13. Rebelda

    Rebelda Nearly as bad as Badgers

    I'll have to be a maybe, date depending. Essays and exams and stuff. But if the date works then I'm there!
     
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  14. Miss-Shelf

    Miss-Shelf I'll meet you further on up the road

    Maybe...living on deep south east rather than East London ...and don't ride much anymore..But love that area...will keep eye on thread
     
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  15. alsoknownas

    alsoknownas some bloke

  16. 5t3IIa

    5t3IIa Registered User

    Hold up, now I actually read this :cool:
     
  17. alsoknownas

    alsoknownas some bloke

    Yeah. And I reckon you could probably borrow a bike from somewhere if you needed to?
     
  18. 5t3IIa

    5t3IIa Registered User

    I've given up/started smoking 19 times in the last three years - I don't cycle.
     
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  19. colacubes

    colacubes Well-Known Member

    For various reasons I can't do much in the way of cycling at the mo, but in a month or so I should be able to, so I will keep my beady eyes on this :)
     
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  20. alsoknownas

    alsoknownas some bloke

    Ah, okay. Well, you could come and do some smoking. MrSki sometimes does a bit of (manly) cheerleading for the cycle crew.
     
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  21. Orang Utan

    Orang Utan razzed up on scrumpy and injustice

    Think i shall have a ride up there next week. Just start in Limehouse and keep riding. You can get as far as Enfield, can't you?
     
  22. alsoknownas

    alsoknownas some bloke

    And a lot more besides - Enfield sure, then Waltham Abbey, then Broxbourne, then you can peel off to the Stort (which looks nice, but I've never done it), or carry on to Ware and Hartford. So, plenty to explore.
     
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  23. ShiftyBagLady

    ShiftyBagLady Thinks she is a flower to be looked at

    Yep, totally up for this. Me and ShiftyJunior :cool:
     
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  24. Sue

    Sue Well-Known Member

    I don't cycle either. We could do a walk and meet up with the cycling lot at some point..?
     
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  25. alsoknownas

    alsoknownas some bloke

    That would be nice :). Also a bit tricky to co-ordinate. But with the use of trains it could work really well - do a nice walk around the start of the route, and another at the end of the route, with pub bonus :thumbs:.
     
  26. Sue

    Sue Well-Known Member

    You mean we're going to have to go to the *pub*..? :eek:

    ;)
     
  27. Orang Utan

    Orang Utan razzed up on scrumpy and injustice

    Train home then!
     
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  28. alsoknownas

    alsoknownas some bloke

    Kind of unavoidable I reckon. On route - town with most pubs per square mile in England (Waltham Abbey, though disputed and possibly outdated), and currently best brewery in London (Beavertown, undisputed ;) ), and a few other decent pubs and cafes.
     
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  29. marty21

    marty21 One on one? You're crazy.

    I don't cycle either, so someone could give me a backie all the way, or I have a bit of a walk
     
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  30. alsoknownas

    alsoknownas some bloke

    Waltham Abbey to Broxbourne is a really nice walk, either along the canal, or (even nicer in my opinion) through the nature reserve marsh-land - Turners Hill Marsh, Hook's Marsh, etc.; and Broxbourne is a really good rallying point for the cycle too.
     

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