Thursday, 2 September 2010

Quick run to Biggin Hill

Penny’s first day at work, sun is shining so an ideal opportunity to go for a quick cycle run.  Set off towards Biggin Hill, then turned around and headed for Keston Ponds.  I had seen that the source of the River Ravensbourne was at a place called Caesars spring – this is the river which flows past the back of my house and runs into the Thames at Dartford.  More info at :

So a short run of 21.5km over an hour and a half – so not too energetic at all.  Max speed 43.6km/h and an average of 14.5km/h


Source of the River Ravensbourne at Caesars Spring just above Keston Ponds in Bromley


Spitfire flown by Pilot Officer Geoffrey Wellum 92 Squadron RAF Biggin Hill in the Battle of Britain.  His memoires “First Light” makes interesting reading.


Stopped for a refreshing pint of Harveys Bitter at the Grayhound in Hayes.

Google Earth KML file available here : JW 2 Sept 2010

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