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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
How did the walk go, walkers? I only got a brief report. Did you follow the designated route (through Lea Valley Country Park), or did you go along the towpath in clear violation of The Plan? :mad: ;)
 

Sue

Well-Known Member
I think we clearly violated all the plans and even managed to get lost fir a time on the way back. That IS impressive and dedicated wandering from a river walk

Plus much elderflower picking and now cordial making
I'm still not sure what the difference between the Lee navigation and the towpath thing was... :oops:

Great day, lovely to meet everyone and thanks very much for the fab organisation alsoknownas (if your pals did seem to find my 'patience of a saint' comment extremely amusing... :confused::))
 

alsoknownas

some bloke
(if your pals did seem to find my 'patience of a saint' comment extremely amusing... :confused::))
Not related, as it's a completely different person, but another friend of mine was once showing the Archbishop of Canterbury around a building as part of her work. At the end of the session she noticed he was looking a little fatigued and asked him if he'd like a nice cup of tea. He put his hand on her shoulder and said "You're a saint!". So she now considers that she's been canonised.

Not sure what my mates were blathering on about :rolleyes:.
 

Sue

Well-Known Member
Not related, as it's a completely different person, but another friend of mine was once showing the Archbishop of Canterbury around a building as part of her work. At the end of the session she noticed he was looking a little fatigued and asked him if he'd like a nice cup of tea. He put his hand on her shoulder and said "You're a saint!". So she now considers that she's been canonised.

Not sure what my mates were blathering on about :rolleyes:.
Alas(?) I don't have that kind of 'power'...

Being proper people, they'd obviously not seen your extremely patient replies on this thread.
 

alsoknownas

some bloke
Oh, and that lock sign at Pickets Lock (?) was hilarious. I must of passed that several dozen times without noticing it before. It read something like:

[Canal & River Trust logo] Official looking script: In accordance with the Waterways act 1837 (or whatever), it is an offence for any vessel to pass this lock, without the operator depositing in this allotted slot one Bounty Bar...

We had fun winding up some poor narrowboat operator about it :D.
 

Ms T

Honey-coloured ramparts
How did the walk go, walkers? I only got a brief report. Did you follow the designated route (through Lea Valley Country Park), or did you go along the towpath in clear violation of The Plan? :mad: ;)
We tried to go through Lee Valley Park on the way back but it went a bit wrong. we were in dire need of a leader/map.
 

ska invita

back on the other side
it is easy to get lost in that parky bit, the roads do turn a fair bit

anyhow just wanted to say a big thanks to everyone for your good company, great to meet some new people and particularly to rich and stig for braving the heavy geese traffic and showing us how it should be done by stopping at every opportunity for maximum pleasure seeking :thumbs:

knackered me though! slept a solid 12 hours last night :D
 

braindancer

not for long
Even the bits around Enfield Lock are not that bad if you're assertive:

The Lea was actually pretty much like this today! I'd been around Essex and dropped down on to the Lea at Waltham Abbey. The stretch between Waltham Abbey and Tottenham was absolutely rammed - three or four organised bike rides - a charity one, a Woodcraft one and a couple of other youth group rides. It was kind of nice to see so many people on bikes but simultaneously REALLY annoying....
 
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