Is there life north of the Thames? We will cross the Thames on this ride to find out. We start by cycling along the Thames Path to Woolwich and then, having crossed to the north bank using the Woolwich Ferry, we cycle up to the A13 along a scenic cycle route. We then follow the A13 cycle path for a short distance and then turn off onto side roads which take us past Eastbrookend House. We take a detour around Beam Park and then take paths through Rainham Marshes and along the coast to the cafe at the Rainham Marshes nature reserve, where we stop for a refreshment break.