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

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  2. Saturday May 30th

    75.0%
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  1. alsoknownas

    alsoknownas some bloke

    Still coming from Waterloo? Depart 9.20am (eta: actually that's cutting it fine) (a bit earlier if you want to be on the safe side) ; 20 min ride / walk over the bridge to Embankment Station ; Circle Line ---> Liverpool Street (14 mins) there's one at 09:42 ; Liverpool Street overground ---> Clapton (10 mins) there's one at 10:18 ; Safe cycle to Princess of Wales pub through Millfields Park.

    You can take your bikes on the Circle Line tomorrow.
     
    Last edited: May 29, 2015
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  2. alsoknownas

    alsoknownas some bloke

    Hertford East station not too far from pub. Other stations along the route, should you want to exit earlier. Pub stop at Broxbourne with station also nearby. All trains lead to Liverpool Street! Or Tottenham Hale if that suits better (Victoria Line).
     
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  3. ShiftyBagLady

    ShiftyBagLady Thinks she is a flower to be looked at

    Thanks AKA, that was the route i had intended to take there (think you suggested it to me). I wondered if it might be better to go from Blackfriars (overground so no hassle about the bikes)but it seems that Embankment is probably easier even if it means trekking over that fucking bridge.

    ShiftyJunior wants to do the whole route so I reckon we'll get to Hertford East. Or we'll give it a good shot, at least.
    I was just wondering how easy it was to get to from the pub, having looked more closely at the map I think we can ride back down the river a little and cross a bridge onto Mill road and then get to the station quite easily. Is that right?
     
  4. ShiftyBagLady

    ShiftyBagLady Thinks she is a flower to be looked at

    Ugh. So, Blackfriars underground is on the circle line too so we may as well just jump on there, right
    :facepalm:
    I fucking hate this shit.

    And while I"m at it, what's the deal with trains these days, do you have to buy a ticket or do you just use your oyster cards?
    DON'T FUCKING JUDGE ME ALRIGHT :mad:
     
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  5. Rutita1

    Rutita1 Sassy McFlashy

    So we are all clear right? :hmm:
     
  6. han

    han brixton hill hobbit

    Thanks. Going on your advice, I've changed my mind again
     
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  7. MrSki

    MrSki Who am I to say you're wrong

    The forecast is dry if not sunny. Hope you all have a good one!
     
  8. Rutita1

    Rutita1 Sassy McFlashy

    We are up! :D
     
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  9. Rutita1

    Rutita1 Sassy McFlashy

    Oyster cards are fine until you leave zone 6. :)
     
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  10. han

    han brixton hill hobbit

  11. Rutita1

    Rutita1 Sassy McFlashy

    :thumbs:

    Which bike will you use han? :D

    I reckon you have a couple of hours to change your mind too!
     
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  12. ska invita

    ska invita back on the other side

    im awake too!
    [​IMG]

    technically
     
  13. Rutita1

    Rutita1 Sassy McFlashy


    :D
     
  14. Stig

    Stig Bull in a china shop

    We're up, showered and breakfasted, tyres pumped, wing mirrors adjusted.

    Menu and beer in both pubs looks tolerable ;), so I won't bother bringing a sammich.

    Now to embark on a mammoth procrastination sesh.
     
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  15. Rutita1

    Rutita1 Sassy McFlashy

    Why an earth are you guys up and that ready already? :eek: we have 3 hours before we meet! :D
     
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  16. ska invita

    ska invita back on the other side

    perfect day to try some fishco! https://plug.dj/u75-fishy-friday-disco !
     
  17. ska invita

    ska invita back on the other side

    im awake after having a dream that id overslept and the panic woke me up :mad:
     
  18. Stig

    Stig Bull in a china shop

    It's CATURDAY!! I always get up around this time, there's a whole day to go! And those boiled eggs and marmite soldiers won't cook themselves you know.
     
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  19. Rutita1

    Rutita1 Sassy McFlashy

    :D
     
  20. Stig

    Stig Bull in a china shop

    :D
     
  21. alsoknownas

    alsoknownas some bloke

    First pub reasonably meh, but in nice setting. Second pub genuinely decent boozer, also in nice setting :cool:.
     
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  22. Rutita1

    Rutita1 Sassy McFlashy

    South Londoners...we will be getting the Overground from New Cross to Dalston Junction then cycling to Clapton!
     
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  23. MrSki

    MrSki Who am I to say you're wrong

    Well at least some bugger should buy your beers for your months of organising. Have a good one wish I was there!
     
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  24. alsoknownas

    alsoknownas some bloke

    Where are you moored?
     
  25. han

    han brixton hill hobbit

    What time are you leaving the house? The Brixton contingent will race you
     
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  26. ska invita

    ska invita back on the other side

    that is a good plan - if i knew the route id do the same
    will probably stick to my going to hackney wick plan...
     
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  27. Rutita1

    Rutita1 Sassy McFlashy

    You can meet us at New cross or Dalston? Then follow? It's easy!
     
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  28. Rutita1

    Rutita1 Sassy McFlashy

    About 10am. :)
     
  29. han

    han brixton hill hobbit

    Oh, we'll have a head start on you so not a proper race :( , we're leaving at 9.30. :D
     
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  30. ska invita

    ska invita back on the other side

    ah okay, maybe...might be tricky to co-ordinate...lets text on the train and see how insync we are - if its not too big a hold up....i might stick to the hackney wick plan as at least that way theres no cycling on roads involved...im feeling a bit wobbly ;)
    are you biking all the way from brixton to it?
     

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