Thursday, 27 October 2011

More rides starting locally

Friday 28 Oct, 6.30pm - Critical Mass
On the last Friday of every month you can enjoy London as it should be, cycle the streets with a carnival atmosphere and show the world what life could be like. This ride has happened on the last friday of every month since April 1994 without being organised by anyone.
Cyclists meet from 6pm under Waterloo Bridge, South Bank. Critical Mass rides off about 6.30pm.
Check:
http://www.google.co.uk/search?q=london+critical+mass
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Critical_Mass

Sunday 30 Oct - The Country Retreats of South London
Lambeth Cyclists Architecture Ride
We'll be looking at several big houses on our journey from Streatham to Mitcham via Wimbledon; houses that were once country retreats. There's more than one might expect!

We start in Brockwell Park: the house there will be our first stop, then on to Streatham Common, Furzedown, then on to Mitcham, where we'll have a pub lunch.
After lunch, we will look at a house on the south side of Mitcham next to the Wandle, then Morden Hall and Morden Park, and then perhaps finish with a glance at a house on Merton High Street.
Meet: 10.00 am (for 10.15 am start) by Brockwell Park, Herne Hill gate
Those who wish can return by train (SW Trains or the District Line) from Wimbledon Station.
Ride will finish about 4.00pm. Some hills, overall distance no more than about 10 miles, but at a fairly leisurely pace.
All welcome - no need to register - make sure your bike is roadworthy!
Sunday 30 Oct - Southwark by Land and Water
Discover Southwark's former waterways, now transformed into cycle routes. Approx 3 - 3.5 hours.
Starts at 13.00 from Emma Cons gardens, opposite the Old Vic, The Cut, SE1.
One-star easy ride, led by Colin Wing (cw@colinwing.me.uk or 020 7828 1500)
A Central London CTC ride

Sunday 30 Oct - In search of Lutyens
Passing through Thursley, the birth place of Sir Edwin Lutyens we get glimpses of some of the houses he went on to build.
Meet Waterloo 08.30 for 09.00 train to Godalming, arrive 09.55.
Moderately paced ride, led by David Vines (dvines1971@btinternet.com or 07787 718707)
A Central London CTC ride

Wednesday 2 Nov (and weekly to the end of term) - Pedal Power Kennington Ride
Pupils from Years 6 - 9 from Charlotte Sharman, Walnut Tree Walk, Crampton, Archbishop Sumners, Lilian Baylis and Notre Dame schools are invited to join in this weekly ride exploring London
Meet 3.45pm at the Sports Pavilion (to the left of the Imperial War Museum as you face the entrance) in Geraldine Mary Harmsworth Park. Ride returns at 6.30pm.

Sunday 6 Nov - Mixing it with the Veteran cars to Brighton
Time again for that most curiously British of events, the London to Brighton veteran car run. As has been the practice for the last four years, a motley crew of cyclists will meet and follow the ride to the coast…. This year the ride is a collaboration between Lewisham Cyclists and Southwark Cyclists.
Meeting outside Lambeth North tube station at 7.15 for a quick getaway

Saturday 12 Nov - Tour of TfL's Top Ten Cyclist Collisions Hot Spots
Kennington residents live within a couple of miles of seven of TfL's top 10 collision hotspots, according to a recent response at a Mayor's Question Time. The Cyclists in the City blog is arranging a tour - please read his blogpost and join in
Meet by the stairs at the front of St. Mark's Church, The Oval, Kennington, SE11 4PW at 10.30am

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