Upshire Diamond Jubilee Tea
This perennial Wheelers' favourite is an easy/moderate expedition up the Lee Valley, then through lanes and Epping Forest to Upshire for the famous tea. This time it is the special edition Diamond Jubilee version - maybe we can expect Union Jack decorated fairy cakes?
Meet at the Green Bridge at 09.30 or join at Springfield Marina cafe - we won't leave there until 10.30 earliest. Lunch in Chingford (bring a picnic if you like, plenty of green space to sit around on) and then to Upshire via forest tracks (weather permitting). After tea we'll roll back down the hill to Waltham Cross. There are trains back to London but they are only one an hour and slow so probably best to hope for a fine day and cycle back with us.
Suitable for all bikes except possibly narrow tyred road bikes, a good beginners' ride if you want to try a longer distance than your normal journeys, and also a good sociable ride for more experienced riders who are happy to take it easy!
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