Time: 3.5 hours
Route: This ride runs along National Cycle Route 4 from Battersea Park to Windsor in Berkshire. It passes minor roads and riverside paths, with a decent number of traffic-free sections to enjoy. Cross Chelsea Bridge before following a trail to Battersea Bridge. Continue to Fulham and Putney, following the Thames again to Barnes Common, Roehampton and then Richmond Park. Get on the trail again at Ham, tracking it to Kingston-upon-Thames. The route continues along the river to Sunbury, Walton-on-Thames, Weybridge, Chertsey, Staines and finally Windsor Great Park.
Pub: Sit outside by the river at The Angler’s pub garden. It’s an old boozer that’s particularly popular with cyclists. There are five cask ales at all times as well as crowd-pleasing dishes like steak and ale pie, cod and chips, and fried chicken burgers.