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

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


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alsoknownas

some bloke
is anybody around who can help me plan my to and from journey to the meet up points? I know nothing about trains and bikes and need some help as I'm knackered and can't face all the googling :(
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.
 
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alsoknownas

some bloke
Or does anybody know what the best/nearest train station is at the end to get back to Liverpool street? Hertford East looks like the simplest (straight hour train to Liverpool St) but does anybody know the area? can we easily get to the station from the pub?
Losing the will to live right now...
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).
 

ShiftyBagLady

Thinks she is a flower to be looked at
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.
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.

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).
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?
 

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:
 

Rutita1

Council Estate Socialist
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.
Why an earth are you guys up and that ready already? :eek: we have 3 hours before we meet! :D
 

alsoknownas

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

ska invita

back on the other side
You can meet us at New cross or Dalston? Then follow? It's easy!
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 ;)
Oh, we'll have a head start on you so not a proper race :( , we're leaving at 9.30. :D
are you biking all the way from brixton to it?
 
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