"Plus ça change, plus c'est la même chose" - Jean-Baptiste Alphonse Karr: https://greenwich-cyclists.eventbrite.co.uk. 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 Cycle Routes

Saturday, April 17, 2021 - 09:30
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Reports

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.

Ride to Chislehurst Caves


Coronavirus is not the only thing that needs social contact to survive. The same is true of our cycling group. But what should we do if more than 6 people turn up to a ride? Can the extra people tag along at the end, or should we send them home?

One way out is the “sports exemption”, but a simpler solution is to split the group into a number of separate bubbles of up to 6. This is what we did on this occasion.

Multi-bubble Ride to the Bookstore Cafe, Erith - Sat Oct 17th

We are now having to adapt both to the "Rule of 6" and Tier 2 regulations. Insisting on everyone having Eventbrite tickets for our rides doesn't work for us. Not everyone with Eventbrite tickets turns up and it is often the proactive people without Eventbrite tickets who facilitate the running of a ride and make it a success. We have found that the solution is to organise "dual bubble" rides for 12 people.

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