Streatley 100km cycle

 

Challenge: Maidenhead – Streatley 100km cycle.

Details: Roundtrip ride on scenic route route from Maidenhead to Streatley-on-Thames, via Sonning and Goring.

Where? Start point: Maidenhead, Berkshire.

Transport? 40 minute train from London Paddington to Maidenhead. Set google maps/ GPS to The Boathouse Deli & Café (aka The Swan) and off you go. I’d recommend going there and back again on the same route.

When? Anytime.

Bring? Bike, helmet, cash/card for food and transport.

Food & drink? The Boat House café at Streatley.

Cost? £11 train + £6 for coffee and snack.

Cookham to Streatley Strava map

Cookham to Streatley Strava map

eXerK 52in52 story: This weekend’s 100k cycle to Streatley-on-Thames reminded me what a pleasure it is to cycle outside of London. Our Sunday 9am departure meant that cars were few and far between and, with the added bonuses of dry weather and a route free of traffic lights, it was a far cry from my usual city commutes.

As you may have read in my January wrap up, I had some work to do to learn to keep warm…so…I donned ski gloves, ski socks, Castelli toe overshoes, a Buff neckwarmer, long leggings, padded shorts, an Underarmour long sleeved top, my shortsleeved cycling top and a high vis wind proof jacket. Enough? Yes!  It worked a treat – it was only when I dismounted at the end of the ride that I realised how freezing the day was, whilst I was toasty in my gear.

Team Exerk