Uxbridge Loiterers

TIM'S TOOL

How to Use: This rides library is a selection of Loiterers rides, starting from Uxbridge or from somewhere local to Uxbridge. The idea is to give people a resource to use and also act as inspiration as to what rides and routes are possible.

It is ordered by distance and self explanatory, except for the RideWithGPS column. This has a link through to the RWGPS website where the route file lives. You can see a map of the route, and also download the route file to use on your own device. Also you can see the profile (elevation) of the route.

It is strongly recommended that you recce the route, as things may have changed.

It is also strongly recommended that you do NOT use the route “cold” as the route file you download is just a track, a line on a map only – it will not give turn by turn instructions, plus also it may have different start end/points e.g. my house!

The recommended approach is to use the library route as a guide to reconstruct the route on your own device.

Routes will be added from time to time as interesting ones turn up.

Sample rides put together by Tim Oakley.

Title Miles Hills and Climb Coffee Lunch Tea GPS Link Comment
Perivale, Mylett Arms 22 Flat - 160m Café Estrala Do Norte - Kingshill Avenue Perivale - Mylett Arms Ruislip Manor LINK A local West London bimble. AntiClockwise and quite convoluted.
Three Households, White Hart – Chalfont St Giles 25 Some Hills – 250m Beaconsfield Services Three Households – The White Hart Denham LINK Hilly in parts but a glorious decent to Denham to finish. Some roads particularly Denham Rd at the start of the ride have fast moving traffic.
Sarratt, The Cock Inn 25 Hilly – 400m Rickmansworth Aquadrome Sarratt - The Cock Inn Maple Cross LINK Starts at Uxbridge GC. This is a ride that feels a lot longer than it actually is. A couple of tough hills near the pub.
Kenton, Duck in Pond 27 Some Hills – 235m Café Estrala Do Norte - Kingshill Avenue Harrow Weald – The Duck in the Pond Wimpy - Ruislip LINK This is a ride that is longer than you’d think. Quite hilly too – and only going to Kenton. Very urban.
Burnham, Old Five Bells 28 Some Hills – 252m Black Park Burnham – The Old Five Bells Iver Golf Club LINK Quite a wiggly route. Quite a bit of off road. Lots of cut throughs.
Langley, Red Lion 28 Mostly Flat – 230m Thorney Park Golf Club Langley – The Red Lion Langley Park LINK Quite a lot of “round the houses” to add miles.
Cassiobury Park, Essex Arms 30 Some Hills – 365m Harefield Hospital Cassiobury - Essex Arms Durans, Maple Cross LINK Basically, going to West Watford.
Fifield, Fifield Inn 30 Mostly Flat – 250m Datchet/Windsor Fifield - Fifield Inn Burnham Beeches Cafe LINK Long way round slough. Careful of last bit down A40 to Denham.
Round Heathrow 30 Flat – 184m Moniz, Cranford Staines - The Bells or Wraysbury - George or Perseverance None LINK Basically round Heathrow. Just one dodgy bit through Staines.
Windsor Great Park via Eton 30 Flat -200m Langley Park Eton - Watermans Arms or Windsor - King and Castle Richings Park LINK Gentle ascent through Windsor Great Park. Descent of Crimp Hill needs care.
Richmond via Twickenham 30 Flat – 145m Moniz Cranford Twickenham - Barmy Arms or Richmond - White Cross Café Estrala Do Norte - Kingshill Avenue LINK Flat. Pleasant off road through Crane park but beware of narrow underbridges - walking advised. Can also go over Teddington Lock to Ham.
Hillingdon Polish Heritage Trail 31 Some Hills – 200m Costa - Northwood Hills Sudbury – The Greenwood Battle of Britain Bunker Cafe - Uxbridge LINK This takes in the Hillingdon borough PHT – the RAF Bunker, The Polish War Memorial, The Orchard and the War Graves @ Northwood.
Wraysbury, The Perseverance 32 Flat – 188m Burnham Beeches Cafe or Farham Common Costa Wraysbury - George or Perseverance None LINK Pretty flat. Lots of variants possible round Burnham Beeches/Taplow/Dorney etc.
Runnymede 32 Flat – 180m Colnbrook - Orange Blossom Cafe Runneymede - Italian Concept Five Bells - Harmondsworth LINK Very flat.
Kew, the Greyhound 33 Flat – 226m Cranford - Moniz Kew - The Greyhound Northala Cafe if wanted LINK Several choices in Kew. Short afternoon.
Eel Pie Island 33 Mostly Flat – 250m Osterley Twickenham – The Barmy Arms or White Swan Moniz - Cranford LINK Lots of wiggling in W. London.
Richmond Palace via Kew 34 Flat – 200m Pitzhanger Pantry - Walpole Park Kew - The Greyhound Osterley LINK Incredibly wiggly route. Good luck with following it.
Chesham 37 Hilly – 465m Little Chalfont Chesham - Queens Head Rickmansworth Aquadrome or Chorleywood if wanted. LINK Quite a few nasty hills. Long stretch along canal at the end
Hammersmith Bridge and Barnes 37 Mostly Flat -300m Bridge Café - Park Royal Barnes - Red Lion None (Osterley Park possible) LINK A very jiggly route. A lot of care needed – many, many cut throughs.
Windsor, Prince Albert 37 Mostly Flat -300m Thorney Golf Club Windsor - Prince Albert Black Park LINK Optionally cross the M4 using Old Slade Lane, to avoid the Colnbrook A4 roundabout.
Richmond and Bushey parks 37 Mostly Flat -300m Osterley Ham House (NT Members) or Ham Common - New Inn or Teddington - Angler or Tide End Cottage Moniz - Cranford LINK Incredibly wiggly route. Good luck with following it.
Mosquito Museum, Shenley 40 Hilly – 682m Rustic Cafe or Perk Coffee, South Oxhey Shenley Park - Cafe in the Orchard Hatch End LINK This was a Solo ride by a club member. The Museum is worth a visit.
Marlow 41 Hilly – 577m Loudwater business park Picnic Bourne End LINK A lockdown ride hence the picnic. Quite a few hills.
Birds Hill, Paley Street 42 Some Hills – Unknown Queen Mother Reservoir Birds Hill Golf Course Burnham Beeches Cafe or Farnham Common Costa LINK An odd detour on the map to the Bear on the Barge adds 8 miles – 42 miles if omitted.
Little Missenden 48 Very Hilly – 800m Costa - Chorleywood Little Missenden - Red Lion None noted, maybe Chalfont St Peter. LINK
Cholesbury 50 Very Hilly – 692m Little Chalfont Cholesbury - Full Moon Amersham High St LINK The Full Moon is a very decent pub.
Wendover 50 Very Hilly - 800m Little Chalfont Wendover – White Swan or Crumbs cafe Chalfont St Giles LINK GPS File shows some extra at start and finish – so only 50, not 61
Knowle Hill, Sunningdale 50 Some Hills – 400m Burnham Beeches Cafe or Farham Common Costa Knowle Hill - Royal Oak Dorney Court LINK Crosses the river at Maidenhead and then the W end of Dorney Lake.
Aldbury 52 Very Hilly – 710m Little Chalfont Aldbury - Greyhound Chorleywood or Rickmansworth Aquadrome LINK Greyhound or The Valiant Trooper are both equally good.
Chesham and Great Missenden 55 Very Hilly – 815m Cassiobury Park Chesham - Queens Head or Great Missenden Chalfont St Giles LINK No comment.
Turville 58 Some Hills -600m Dorney Court Turville - Bull and Butcher Burnham Beeches Cafe LINK One very nasty hill coming out of Wooburn Green. Cross River at M4 and then Remenham Lock.