Ride-Hop Brent ParksAugust 23, 2021 0 COMMENTS
A steady ride hopping across 10 parks in the borough of Brent – Roundwood, Gladstone, Welsh Harp, Roe Green, Woodcock, Northwick, Preston, King Edward VII, Barham and Brent River. This is mostly flat through back and quiet roads, but with the odd busy section and slopes to go over close to stations.
Our first park is Roundwood where we depart from, in the direction of Gladstone Park through quietways. We will unfortunately have to dismount to cross the busy Dudden Hill Lane, and take the subway to cross the North Circular as we move along to the Welsh Harp.
We will go along the reservoir and head North to Roe Green. We join busy Kingsbury Road on the cyclepath which takes us away from traffic until we are cycling quiet roads to Woodcock Park. The next parks are Northwick and Preston, and after that we have a break at The Preston pub. We carry on to King Edward VII and then Barham Park, where we should quickly spot their walled garden and then move on to Brent River Park, our last park. We safely cross the North Circular and cycle in front of Neasden Temple to our starting point.
The terrain at Welsh Harp is rough and can get muddy after rains, so a road bike with skinny tyres may struggle there. All the rest of the ride is suitable for all bikes.
Please bring a mask to get inside the pub and their toilets (unless you are exempt). Unless the weather takes a nasty turn making it unsafe or unpleasant to cycle, this ride will go ahead even if it rains. Dress for the weather and bring a rain coat just in case.