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 Post subject: 1st May - Enfield Lock to Canary Wharf and Back
PostPosted: Thu Apr 24, 2014 8:09 am 
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I will be doing this ride from work so if anyone else wants to join in they can. Meet at Enfield Lock by what was the Riffles club now demolished. I'll be leaving from work in Innova Park so its about 5 mins away.

Looking at about 5:40/6:00 start.
Its about a 26 mile route and feature less and fairly flat as mostly down the canal tow path. but good for a mile muncher and stamina test.
Will take just over two hours to do (dependant on pace) so get back in good time before it gets too dark...

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 Post subject: Re: 1st May - Enfield Lock to Canary Wharf and Back
PostPosted: Thu Apr 24, 2014 3:42 pm 
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Can the bike be taken on the Chelmsford-London train during peak hrs in the morning? I dont think so.

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 Post subject: 1st May - Enfield Lock to Canary Wharf and Back
PostPosted: Thu Apr 24, 2014 3:55 pm 
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Not likely matey... i can give you a lift home though :-)


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 Post subject: Re: 1st May - Enfield Lock to Canary Wharf and Back
PostPosted: Thu Apr 24, 2014 4:02 pm 
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The problem is not coming back to Chelmsford, it is bringing the bike with me in the morning to Liv St. Thinking about it, I still need to get to Enfield during pm rush hour. Its not gonna work, is it?

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 Post subject: Re: 1st May - Enfield Lock to Canary Wharf and Back
PostPosted: Fri Apr 25, 2014 8:57 pm 
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Whytey wrote:
The problem is not coming back to Chelmsford, it is bringing the bike with me in the morning to Liv St. Thinking about it, I still need to get to Enfield during pm rush hour. Its not gonna work, is it?


Im pretty sure you can take your bike with you on the overground trains. Ive seen loads of people do it before.

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 Post subject: Re: 1st May - Enfield Lock to Canary Wharf and Back
PostPosted: Fri Apr 25, 2014 9:04 pm 
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Unfortunately not during the morning & afternoon peak hrs. I saw the signs at Chlm station this pm.

Chatman, what if I leave my bike with you the day before, will you have room for both mine & yours?

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 Post subject: 1st May - Enfield Lock to Canary Wharf and Back
PostPosted: Fri Apr 25, 2014 9:26 pm 
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Whytey, I see a guy this morning take his road bike on the train at chelmo, he got on the 7:55 same as me.. I make that peak time train....

And getting to Enfield lock station is never a problem or packed either....


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 Post subject: Re: 1st May - Enfield Lock to Canary Wharf and Back
PostPosted: Sat Apr 26, 2014 7:16 pm 
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Ok, good to know. Maybe the staff turn a blind eye. When i bought the bike in London, at Liverpool Street they would not let me until 7pm so i thought its the same in Chelmsford since the signs are up. Sorted then.

The front derailleur got damaged today and it has moved - 6 miles to the end of the ride with half the gears. I will try to fix it tomorrow, if not then I get CycleUK at the station to fix it so should be OK for Wednesday.

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 Post subject: 1st May - Enfield Lock to Canary Wharf and Back
PostPosted: Sat Apr 26, 2014 7:19 pm 
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Whytey wrote:
OK forWednesday.


Ride is Thursday


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 Post subject: Re: 1st May - Enfield Lock to Canary Wharf and Back
PostPosted: Sat Apr 26, 2014 8:37 pm 
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Yeah, the bike should be ok BY Wednesday I meant to say. Thats my Spanglish for you.

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 Post subject: Re: 1st May - Enfield Lock to Canary Wharf and Back
PostPosted: Sun Apr 27, 2014 6:29 pm 
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Chatman, how easy is the route to follow once you get to Tottenham hale? I assume its route 1 all the way?
Cant get to the start on Thursday in time so thinking of doing it from Fishers Green further up the river On Saturday


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 Post subject: Re: 1st May - Enfield Lock to Canary Wharf and Back
PostPosted: Sun Apr 27, 2014 6:36 pm 
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Had a look on Greater Anglian Trains to see what they say

Restrictions of non-folding bikes on peak services

For the comfort and safety of all passengers, only folded cycles can be accommodated during busy times. This applies to the following Stratford and London Liverpool Street station services:

These restrictions apply Monday to Friday, except Bank Holidays.
• AM – any trains arriving at Stratford or Liverpool Street between 0745 and 0945*
• PM – any trains departing from Stratford or Liverpool Street between 1630 and 1830*


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 Post subject: 1st May - Enfield Lock to Canary Wharf and Back
PostPosted: Sun Apr 27, 2014 6:43 pm 
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AgentOrange wrote:
chatman, how easy is the route to follow once you get to Tottenham hale? I assume its route 1 all the way?
Cant get to the start on Thursday in time so thinking of doing it from Fishers Green further up the river On Saturday


Very easy to follow the route, when you get right down by Canary Wharf you turn left by the big grey bricked curved wall.. Go through small park and cross road and through gap and your at Canary Wharf by the boat taxi dock.... Have rest admire view then head back....

I've not done the route since last year so any diverts in place I wouldn't know... But do know the route very well in case of divert.


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 Post subject: Re: 1st May - Enfield Lock to Canary Wharf and Back
PostPosted: Wed Apr 30, 2014 11:52 am 
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The latest I can get on the train with a bike to Enfield Locks is 4.12pm from Liverpool St. Not allowed thru the gates until 6.30 after that. What are the chances that you may skip work a tad early Chatman? I reckon I could be there by 4.40pm. Otherwise I can do a warmup ride up the tow path for a bit and back down again in time to join you. Not fussed, I know where the cafe is by the canal ;-)

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 Post subject: Re: 1st May - Enfield Lock to Canary Wharf and Back
PostPosted: Wed Apr 30, 2014 12:46 pm 
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Whytey wrote:
The latest I can get on the train with a bike to Enfield Locks is 4.12pm from Liverpool St. Not allowed thru the gates until 6.30 after that. What are the chances that you may skip work a tad early Chatman? I reckon I could be there by 4.40pm. Otherwise I can do a warmup ride up the tow path for a bit and back down again in time to join you. Not fussed, I know where the cafe is by the canal ;-)


Cant really finish work until 5:30pm and as I'm going to be leaving from right outside the office. No chance of skipping out early I'm afraid.

Weather looks a bit suspect for tomorrow so bring a waterproof.

I'll PM you my mobile number...

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