Physician, Heal Thyself

Photos from the two recent rides from Dulwich Park to Wimbledon. Both were attended by just three people. Surely there could have been 20 or more people on these rides? In the past we might have replaced the ride by a longer ride to get more people to come. However, we have now decided to stop doing as we have found that doing longer rides simply gives an illusion that we have lots of members, when, in reality, the people coming on our rides have no interest in giving long term support to our cycling group. We need people to act as back markers, introduce people to each other, make people feel welcome, inform us what the reasons are then when people can't attend, facilitate social events and collect membership subscriptions.

Can the Dog & Bell Crew ride again, or is this the end of the road for cross-borough cycling?

With representatives from Southwark, Tower Hamlets, Bexley and Camden joining forces with a person of female persuasion from our neighbouring borough Lewisham, going on Bermondsey. Bill's Locks, Docks and One Smoking Ferry ride felt like old times. But can the Dog & Bell Crew ride again, or is this the end of the road for cross-borough cycling? Watch this space...

Locks, Docks and One Smoking Ferry - The Final Chapter

Meet Friday 5th October 2018 18:30 at Cutty Sark Gardens by the entrance to the Greenwich Foot Tunnel, SE10 9HT.

It is the stuff of legends, that Sunday ride by the late Barry Mason that had many different variations and introduced many of us into Social Cycling and Campaigning. Copied many times it remains a popular ride with many to date.

The Woolwich Ferry was a feature of many after worker rides that ran on Thursdays as a loop crossing the river on the Ferry.

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