Ride Reports

Saturday 5th January; South East London Parks Tour

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15 at Cutty Sark Gardens on a dull, grey morning, rode off up through Greenwich Park and out on to Blackheath to begin our tour of some of South East London’s beautiful parks. From Blackheath we headed down through quiet roads and crossed the lovely little bridge over the DLR on to the Waterlink Way, one of the best bits of cycling infrastructure in Lewisham. Shame the council can’t sort… Read More »Saturday 5th January; South East London Parks Tour

North Kent Ride to Shipwrights Arms, Faversham November 20th

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Thanks to everyone who came along Alison, Katie, Alan, Suley and Gary met with me outside Halfords and we met up with Jurek at Bromley in plenty of time for the train- me overplanning as usual. And on the train Joan and TJ and then in Bearsted car park itself Ian, Peter Jan and Alan, a local guy who asked if he could come along too. No problem, always grateful… Read More »North Kent Ride to Shipwrights Arms, Faversham November 20th

Peaks of Lewisham 2012

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Fifteen of us on the ride, including the imps from over the river – a bit less than last year but the doom-laden weather forecasts had clearly put some off. The usual motley collection of bikes for our Bike Week meander, including a fixie and a recumbent. Amongst a good sprinkling of regulars there were a lot of new folk as well, which is always good. Bob on the recumbent… Read More »Peaks of Lewisham 2012

Kelvedon Circular Saturday March 3rd 2012

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  Kelvedon Circular Ride Saturday May 3rd 2012 Just six of us headed off on the train to Kelvedon.  I had received several texts and a couple of calls in the week from people who liked the idea of a jaunt in Essex. Then, a couple more that morning, informing me that the weekend’s forecast had dissuaded them.  Well, a word to the weathershy.  Clouds threatened rain (which never actually… Read More »Kelvedon Circular Saturday March 3rd 2012

Golding Hop – Saturday February 5

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Golding Hop 5th February Twelve of us, including folks at Catford, Bromley and Otford. Slow progress at times which made me a bit nervous about hitting the Golding Hop’s increasingly narrow lunch window of a mere 90 minutes. No real events or mishaps en route, though two dropped out before lunch and some were bemused by a  route that took us through Leigh twice – hey it’s a scenic bike… Read More »Golding Hop – Saturday February 5

Mixing it with the cars November 7

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Five or so I think at Cutty Sark Gardens for the 7:15 off, not counting one who emerged from the foot tunnel off to the East Croydon pick-up. By the time we left Forest Hill I think we were ten, another joined in Sydenham and by the time we hit East Croydon no-one was quite sure how many – 35? Maybe more. They came from Southwark, Lewisham, Bromley, north of… Read More »Mixing it with the cars November 7

Pluckley Circular Ride 30th October

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Saturday dawned fair and bright, and with that came a large group of cyclists: Field Marshall Hughes, Captain Fergar, Alan, Eleanor, Gareth, Helmut, Ian, Jane, Katie, Martin, Miranda, Philip, Suleiman. Pluckley, as we all surely know is Britain’s most haunted village so it seemed like a good opportunity to imbibe the spirits at the start of the ride, and thus to imbibe them again at the end in the Black… Read More »Pluckley Circular Ride 30th October

Secret London Gardens 14th August

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Bill Owen’s Secret London Gardens ride took us from Walworth to Vauxhall via St Giles, Islington, Barbican, Kings Cross, Hyde Park,  Holland Park & Chelsea The individual gardens stunned us with their luxurious variety of colour and planting  – we could have happily spent an hour in each of them. Most it seems were loving cared for by local community groups and it would be probably true to say that… Read More »Secret London Gardens 14th August

70 flat (almost) Kentish miles

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I had planned to meet up with Oliver’s ride which, according to the Greenwich website, was heading out to Maidstone East on a train from London Bridge.  I picked up the train on the last leg of that journey from Bromley South.  I thought Oliver’s ride would pile on at Otford, but not one single bike got on the train there. So I headed out from Maidstone alone. Luckily I… Read More »70 flat (almost) Kentish miles

Peaks of Lewisham 2011

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Weather not as glorious as the last two years but decent in what’s been a rather damp Bike Week. It kept dry for us and the views were clear. A good bunch at Cutty Sark Gardens was mostly made up of newbies which was nice, including one who’d come all the way from Brighton. Along the way, we picked up two folk hanging around for the evening on top of… Read More »Peaks of Lewisham 2011