Author Topic: Cycle access over Hambledon Wier, nr Henley on Thames  (Read 369 times)

Cycle access over Hambledon Wier, nr Henley on Thames
« on: September 17, 2020, 08:08:24 pm »
Does anyone know how easy it is to push a bike, specifically a tandem, over the wier at Hambledon Lock over the Thames?

And access from south east to north.  Thinking of staying at Hurley Riverside Park for a spot of BCQ ing.

Thanks

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Re: Cycle access over Hambledon Wier, nr Henley on Thames
« Reply #1 on: September 17, 2020, 09:17:24 pm »
It was doable this time last year. I don't think there were any steps. Not that wide so look out for pedestrians.

IIRC, from the south you want the unmarked track immediately left of the Flower Pot pub.
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Re: Cycle access over Hambledon Wier, nr Henley on Thames
« Reply #2 on: September 17, 2020, 09:28:48 pm »
Often pushed a solo over, it's quite narrow but usually not very busy. Some of the corners on it might be a bit tricky with a tandem, but maybe a pair of you could lift it above railing level if necessary.

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Re: Cycle access over Hambledon Wier, nr Henley on Thames
« Reply #3 on: September 17, 2020, 09:41:31 pm »
IIRC I managed to ride my Trice over it.
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Re: Cycle access over Hambledon Wier, nr Henley on Thames
« Reply #4 on: September 17, 2020, 10:02:13 pm »
The footpath over the lock is so narrow that it's better to stay on the bike, to make it easier for pedestrians to pass you.  Wheeling a bike means that you take up almost the whole width.

Most (but not all) pedestrians get that.

Re: Cycle access over Hambledon Wier, nr Henley on Thames
« Reply #5 on: September 18, 2020, 10:16:03 am »
Thanks all, very usefull.

Re: Cycle access over Hambledon Wier, nr Henley on Thames
« Reply #6 on: September 18, 2020, 10:46:25 am »
It's on google Streetview (dated March 2019) if you want to take a look at it.

https://goo.gl/maps/GRD8BxmCCmvX5SkGA
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Re: Cycle access over Hambledon Wier, nr Henley on Thames
« Reply #7 on: September 18, 2020, 11:02:34 am »
Gosh, you can see the photographer's Brompton.  Looks OK, slightly scary maybe!