The Loop of Henle

12th September 2021


Located in the mammalian kidney, the Loop of Henle is the portion of the nephron (or tubule) that leads from the proximal convoluted tubule to the distal convoluted tubule.

The Loop of Henle

The loop of Henle’s evolutionary function is to create an electrochemical gradient in the medulla region of the kidney to promote renal re-absorption of sodium (plus water, potassium & chloride) from urine back into the interstitial fluid via the process of osmosis.

Osmosis is a process by which molecules of a solvent (in this case, urine) pass through a semi-permeable membrane from a hypotonic concentration to a hypertonic concentration.

The Loop of Henley

The Loop of Henley is a Chelsea & Fulham H.O.G. motorcycle ride that will take in the beautiful scenery in & around Henley-on-Thames & Royal Berkshire. The ride being specifically designed as a loop to ensure the final Sunday lunch destination is conveniently close to London for the return journey (Also, so that you can imagine that you are a sodium, potassium or chloride ion being actively re-absorbed).

Route: Chelsea & Fulham H.O.G. will be heading west from Warr’s Harley Davidson, 611 King’s Road, London taking in the beautiful scenery around & alongside the River Thames.

Coffee Stop: Crossing over the Grade I listed, five arched historic bridge built in 1786, we will descend upon the town square of Henley-on-Thames to park up for a relaxed coffee stop (some of you may remember parking directly in the town square in back in 2015). Please feel free to individually explore the number of coffee shops, but don’t stray too far.

Petrol Stop: Those wishing to will be able to brim their collective sportster tanks at the local petrol station (on route to our final destination) (mileage: est. less than 66 miles from 611KR).

Final Destination: Upon leaving Henley-on-Thames we will then take in the panoramic sights of the rolling Berkshire downs & countryside before looping back, closer to home, to enjoy a Sunday Lunch at a welcoming Royal Berkshire country pub.

Jonathan Gooch - C&F Road Captain

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