Open House Ride 2019

Meet Saturday 21 SEP 9:30 AM at Dulwich Clock Cafe, Dulwich Park, SE21 7BQ

In previous year our Open House ride has been attended by about 20 people. But this year hardly anyone is signing up to it. However, I'd die in a ditch rather than cancel it. Regardless of how many people attend, we can still show that using bikes is an excellent way to see an interesting selection of the multitude of properties that will be open to the public free of charge for the Open House Weekend (see https://openhouselondon.org.uk).

Finding the source of the River Peck - Canada Water feeder ride

Meet on Sat 28th Sep at 9am at Deal Porter Square, next to Canada Water Library, opposite Canada Water Station, SE16 7AR

You may well be asking - why go all the way to Greenwich to do what is essentially a "Southwark" ride. Some of us are asking the same question about the EU!!

The answer, my friend, is bike politics. Elections are not "elephant traps", but rather are an opportunity for us to choose who should be in charge of us. And it is only those who have a mandate to organise rides who can expect people to turn up to them.

Dulwich Clock Cafe to Godstone Vineyards - Ride Report Sep 7th 2019

There were only three of us (all from North London) on this ride and unfortunately it had clashed with a London Bike & Beer group ride to Rye (https://www.facebook.com/events/918624888507803/). The low turnout emphasised the need for us to consider ourselves to be a "branch" of Southwark Cyclists rather than a standalone "Southwark" cycling group. In wonderful LCC parlance, we can be a branch where they are the tree!

Cutty Sark to the London Stone - Ride Report Aug 31st 2019

It is only fierce rivalry between factions that is going to stop cycling groups like ours from becoming defunct ones like the London Cycling Club, the Cranky Cyclists Club and the Orpington Pedal Pushers. So we are not too disheartened by the fact that only 6 people came on this ride, when we used to get 20 a couple of years ago, before Spokes - London Cycling broke away to form a separate group.

The 6 who met up at Cutty Sark Gardens do this 50 mile Barry Mason ride to the London Stone at Yantlet Creek included two who had done this year's Dunwich Dynamo. Our ride was one that that we had read about on the internet at https://thebikeshow.net/london-stone/. After having to abandon a previous attempt to do this ride because of bad weather and having to curtail some other rides for the same reason, it was great to find that the weather was ideal for cycling on this occasion.

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