Lee Valley Ride
A ride up the Lee Valley using the towpath and National Cycle Route 1. We were aiming to get to Ware or Hertford but with the cold weather forecast we'll start later so it's warmed up a bit, and probably aim for Broxbourne or Dobbs Weir. Return by train (fare between £4 and £8 depending on groupsave purchase). It is possible to drop out and catch a train or cycle back at various points.
We'll stop at Springfield Marina cafe for morning coffee/early lunch snack and then again at the Olympic White Water Centre near Waltham Abbey for late lunch/tea/cakes and hopefully to see some exciting kayaking down the man (and pump) made rapids.
Route is largely traffic free and flat , just one real hill later on, so suitable for all ages and abilities and for most bikes. Warning - there will be some mud and some bad surfaces - probably best not to use a skinny tyred road bike if you have a choice.
Meet at 10.00 at the top of the Green Bridge or at 11.00 at Springfield Marina cafe.
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