Our rides programme is now published on Eventbrite - we're simply a bunch of local bikers who got together in May 2000 to push bikes up the agenda, press the Council for better bike facilities, do rides for all sorts of people, and have some fun at the same time. We've a proper Constitution and an Equal Opportunities Policy we believe in.

Upcoming Events

Saturday, January 23, 2021 - 09:30
Saturday, January 30, 2021 - 09:30
Saturday, February 6, 2021 - 09:30

Reports

Ride to the View Tube - Sat Nov 14th

The rule we now have for arranging our rides is that each bubble of two makes its own mind up about what it wants to do. Given the poor weather on Saturday, there weren't many bubbles of two and those that there were didn't want to cycle every far. However, one of these bubbles was able to try out a new route from the Southwark Needle to Cutty Sark via Bermondsey Square, Southwark Park and the not-so-well-known Cunard Walk cycle path. The Dog & Bell was boarded up, but both the Greenwich Foot Tunnel lifts were working. Cyclists were vastly outnumbered by runners in Victoria Park, but, unlike in the last lockdown, everyone was allowed to use the park. There was excellent food at the View Tube and, unlike the situation in South London, there was hardly any queueing needed to get a takeaway. The ride finished at Haggerson Station, but, as the Overground trains weren't running, we had to cycle home.

Ride to the Quaggy & East Greenwich Pleasaunce - Sat Nov 7th


We know that the "Rule of 6" has now become a "Rule of 2", but our WhatApp group didn't see this a a barrier for continuing to do Saturday morning rides starting at the Southwark Needle at 9.30am or at Cutty Sark Gardens at 10am. We had formed ourselves into three groups of 2 and the rule we follow is that each bubble makes its own decisions about where it wants to go.

Ride to the Faesten Dic - Oct 30th 2020


It was good news that we were were able to assemble a full complement of 6 riders for this ride to the Faesten Dic, despite the heavy rain that had been forecast. We had planned to run the ride in two groups of 6, but, when we met we found that, by not having staggered the rides, we could amalgamate these two groups into a single group. Given the looming lockdown, the threat of Zoom AGMs and with no one paying membership subscriptions to our Treasurer, it was particularly important for us to demonstrate, while we can, that we are a cycling group with "real" members, who want to meet up in person.

We did make it to Sidcup without there being too much rain, but the next section of the ride was very wet. The paths in Joyden's Wood appeared to be muddy, but many had a good surface hidden below the mud and leaves. We stopped off for photographs at the dyke and then continued to Hall Place,where we stopped of for a well-earned refreshment break. By then the rain had subsided and we were able to cycle back at a slightly faster pace to Cutty Sark Gardens, where the ride finished.

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