Distance: 5.5 miles;
Hills: nearly all flat;
Traffic: *** none/virtually none: all on pavement or through the city – which has very little traffic at the weekend;
Surface Quality: *** generally good.
This is the description of the occasional Pre ESS (Pre Easy Saturday Skate) which happens from time to time on Saturday mornings. Check or post on the Easy Saturday Skate Facebook page if you want to do this skate.
We start at Liverpool Street station – by the clock at Bishopsgate, at 9.15am on Saturday morning to skate to the Easy Saturday Skate in Battersea Park. This is a lovely skate which usually takes about an hour – and is mostly (or all if you like) on pavements.
We start off skating through the City, and being a Saturday there is very little traffic. We join the Thames Path on the North Embankment just west of Southwark Bridge. The rest of the skate is along the river – except for a bit where we divert onto Whitehall from Embankment Station to avoid some of the people congestion on the approach to the houses of parliament.
We don’t race, and so we won’t leave you behind! But, you must be comfortable skating on and off pavements (we do a lot of that), and stopping of course.
To check if anyone else is going on a particular Saturday – check out the Easy Saturday Skate Facebook page – or put in a comment there if you are.
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