Dartford Cricket Club
Hesketh Park Pavilion
Location of new
junction of Park Road and Princes Road, off roundabout BP petrol station.
Access to club is only possible from Pilgrims Way, which is a two way road accessible
from Watling Street or Park Road, main gate 50 m on left in Pilgrims Way, from
top end (Park Road). There are cycle paths along Princes Road from lights at VW
garage on the left (Crayford end) and also from Darent Valley Hospital down ,
please use right hand cycling subway under main tunnel roundabout then pick up
path around to the club.
Entrance to the club.
If the gate is locked
please get off the road, there is enough room for quite a few bikes, if driving
up please find a suitable parking place until gate is open, do not queue
outside. Inside the car park, the car park is made from plastic honeycomb filled
with road stone and rolled to a flat finish; it is safe to cycle over. Bike
stand will be to the right of the main entrance, dedicated for bikes. Please do
not cycle around the car park or on the grass areas.
Use of the Clubhouse.
The clubhouse is on 2 levels, with stairs and a disabled
lift, most of the flooring is carpeted but there are some wooden flooring
areas. I would ask everyone to walk on the carpet with cleated shoes and keep
off the wooden floors to avoid slipping and not to damage or scratch the
floors. The nearest toilets are on the ground floor, walk straight in reception
is on the right, go through double doors and turn left along front of bar, toilets
are located in left hand corner, please leave clean and tidy. Every paid up
member will eventually receive a membership card to use, this has been
provisionally planned to be a swipe card which will allow access to the main
entrance, and to get discount on drinks and food from the bar.
Health and Safety
As part of British Cycling, the following points have been
noted as possible risk of injury within the Clubhouse and car park and exit.
Entrance, kerb entrance, risk of fall …..Be aware when
turning off road, either bump up small kerb square on, or dismount
Entrance, road, risk of collision……Do not stand or wait in
Car Park, Moving cars, risk of collision……keep to dedicated
cycle stand by the shortest route on edge of car park, be aware of cars.
Car Park, Wet surface, risk of fall……do not cycle around the
Clubhouse, walking in cleats, risk of fall….. There are
several areas within the building that could be slippery in cycling shoes;
stair case front nosing is metal, wooden floors, toilet vinyl floors. Just be
aware and if necessary please remove your shoes.
Exit from car park, risk of collision…. When leaving the club
on rides into Pilgrims way, try to leave a one complete group so everyone gets
out safely, rides will either go left or right and riders will be made aware of
the direction before leaving.
Perimeter Roads, turning right risk of collision… The main
risk area is exiting via Park road end and onto roundabout, please be aware you
must give way at end of Pilgrims into Park road, before entering
roundabout. Turning left to bottom of
Pilgrims, parked cars, and a T junction with Watling Street, obscured vision
with parked cars.