Email: info@southwarkcyclists.org.uk
Phone:Barry Mason 07905 889 005
eGroup: http://groups.yahoo.com/group/southwarkcyclists/

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Social rides

Regular Rides & Events:

Every Monday 18:30 - 19:00: Resonance 104.4 FM Bike Show.
Resonance 104.4 FM weekly radio bike show More info and archives . . .

2nd Wednesday of every Month: Our Monthly Meetings.
7pm Blackfriars Settlement, 1-5 Rushworth St, SE1. More info . . .

Every Saturday Morning: Dulwich Paragon North Downs More info . . .

Last Friday of every month: Critical Mass
The monthly spontaneous ride round central London. Meet 6pm on the National Film Theatre riverside, South Bank. (Bit political). More info . . .


2008


January

Thursday 17 January: Woolwich Afterworker: Meet 6.30pm at Southwark Needle North bank to Woolwich Ferry and over and back.
Barry 07905 889 005.

Saturday 19 January: Rainham Marshes Meet 10am Cutty Sark Gardens. The Marshes and the RSPB reserve. 20 meandering riversidish miles to lunch and a very good look round the reserve. Train back from Purfleet, or Gravesend after the ferry ride. Or ride back all the way on the southside post-ferry.
Barry 07905 889 005.

Saturday 26 January: Waterfront London Meet 10am Cutty Sark Gardens and 11am at Southwark Needle. for meandering ride to excellent New London Architecture, Store Street WC1 to see their free riverside exhibition. And the 6 designs for the 2012 velopark.
Barry 07905 889 005.

Sunday 27 January: The Condor Years film. Meet 10am Cutty Sark Gardens or 11am Southwark Needle for riverside ride to The Riverside Studios, Hammersmith and the film. Buy your own ticket in advance. £7.50: www.riversidestudios.co.uk Lunch there, ride back after.
Barry. 07905 889 005


February

Saturday 2 February: Sustrans Southwark Ranger Ride Meet 12 noon outside closed for 2 years Rotherhithe East London Line station on Brunel Road. (See here) for easy explore and audit of Sustrans National Cycle Network Route 4 through Southwark. Circular ride so we do it in both directions... Western Oxo Tower to the downstream border with Lewisham. (Route 4 rides from St David's in Wales through here to Cutty Sark Gardens where it meets Route 1 - Dover to John O Groats).
Ian 07828297699

Saturday 16 February: Richmond Park
More details at Lewisham Cyclists.....
Ray. 07963 349 993

Sunday 17 February: Ashridge and Tring A winter ride into the country and out into the National Trust Estate that is Ashridge. Meet Southwark Needle 08.15 sharp for the 08.53 to St Albans. From St Albans we cross out through the old Roman Town, skirt Hemel Hempstead, and pick up the tow path along the Grand Union Canal which quickly takes us to Berkhamstead. We’ll follow some circular rides well marked around the area, with plenty of opportunity to relax in a tea shop and wait for the ride to return if the need arises, so something here for all. Map Lunch will be in Aldbury, quite possibly the definitive English Village with duck pond, fully functional Post Office and Village Store, a green and a fine selection of beers, even a lime tree planted by Queen Victoria. Afterwards we have quite a steep climb through woodland onto the Ashridge Estate where we should experience some splendid woodland scenery before descending alongside the Whipsnade Perimeter fence into Luton. Plan on some 40 / 50 mostly easy miles, couple of steep but short hills. Train Fare £9 or groupsave/railcard etc.
Bill. 07973 668642.

Wednesday 20 February: Lewisham Cyclists AGM: Meet 6.30pm at Southwark Needle for slow ride to get to Catford Town Hall for 7.30pm and Lewisham Cyclists AGM.
Barry 07905 889 005.

Thursday 21 February: Woolwich Ferry Afterworker: Meet 6.30pm at Southwark Needle. People have been asking about the Rotherhithe Tunnel. We'll use it to cross north and the Woolwich Ferry to get South again.
Barry 07905 889 005.

Saturday 23 February: Bike Monitoring Survey: Meet 9.45am at Tate Modern entrance slope for 10-2pm Bankside bike monitoring/survey. Help needed.
Barry 07905 889 005.

Saturday 23 February: The Crays
More details at Lewisham Cyclists.....
Ian. 07986 872 205 - no texts please

Sunday 24 February: Oxted and Back
More details at Lewisham Cyclists.....
Paul. 07957 209 322- no texts please

Wednesday 27th February : Rides Meeting Meet 18:30 Dog and Bell, 116 Prince Street, SE8 3JD. This is the regular, mostly monthly meeting to decide on and coordinate future rides with Greenwich, Lewisham and Southwark Cyclists. We usually arrange rides for the following month. These meetings are informal with the business side taking about 30 minutes. If you have a ride you want to do or want to lead feel free to come along; everyone is welcome. Please note you have to be a member of the LCC before you can lead a ride for insurance reasons. Anyone can come to a meeting or on a ride, member or not. See you there . . .
Ian. 07986 872 205 - no texts please

Thursday 28 February: Putney Afterworker: Meet 6.30pm at Southwark Needle. To Putney along the South side, over, refreshment stop, back. Easy paced for all.
Barry 07905 889 005.


March

Saturday 1st March: Easy Going - South London Ride
More details at Lewisham Cyclists.....
Liz - 07963 761 039 (no texts please)

Sunday 2 March: Locks Docks: Meet 9am at Southwark Needle or 10am at Cutty Sark Gardens or 11am at the Firepower Cafe at Woolwich Arsenal. A leisurely, always different, exploring docklands ride via the wonderful Woolwich Ferry. Stay all day for tea at Wapping Pumping Station or drop out whenever.
Barry 07905 889 005.

Saturday 8 March: Burnham-on-Crouch Meet 9.15am Stratford E15 station for the 9.40am train to Burnham. Lovely St Peters on the Wall chapel - 654AD. 35 very flat lovely Essex miles. The route is listed here.
Anil. Newham Cyclists. 07958322447.

Sunday 9 March:: Flood Barrier Flash Ride: Only 3 hours notice but meet Cutty Sark Gardens at 11am for long look at the Thames Path around the Woolwich Flood Barrier. Work on getting the path driven due east past the Barrier starts here. End that detour!
Barry 07905 889 005.

Sunday 9 March: Eynsford ride with Pollards Hill
More details at Lewisham Cyclists.....
Paul. 07957 209 322- no texts please

Sunday 16 March: The Serpentine and Derek Jarman
More details at Lewisham Cyclists.....
Paul. 07957 209 322- no texts please

Friday 21 March: The Good Friday International Event: Excellent international day of racing and events at Herne Hill Velodrome. Great spectator day out at a very special bit of bike culture. Entry fee of £12 for adults. Meet 9am at Southwark Needle or 10am at Cutty Sark Gardens for leisurely ride to the 11am start. Main events start at 1pm. Find own way home. See the VCL or the event's web site for more details.
Barry 07905 889 005.

Saturday 22 March: Rainham Marshes and the RSPB reserve: Meet 10am Cutty Sark Gardens for the 20 or so easy meandering miles to the reserve and a walk round. Train back from there or stay on for newly discovered Purfleet riverside to the Tilbury Ferry and over. Train back from Gravesend or might ride back.
Barry 07905 889 005.

Thursday 27 March: Woolwich Afterworker: Meet 6.30pm at Southwark Needle North bank to Woolwich Ferry and over and back.
Barry 07905 889 005.

Sunday 30 March: Barry's Two Tunnel Summer Time Starter: Thames Path east to the M25 and over. Meet 10am Cutty Sark Gardens for a very exploring riverside ride to Erith and the Dartford Marshes. Then a lift under the Thames at the M25 crossing. Back west to Purfleet and the half-hourly train home to Liverpool Street - or ride back all the way down the rather good A13 bike lanes and the Isle of Dogs and Greenwich Foot Tunnel. About 50 miles if you ride the lot. Thames Path fine for tourers, tough on skinny tyres. Paced for all.
Barry 07905 889 005 (And yes, the clocks will have changed. 10am is the time on the day).


April

Wednesday 2 April: Southwark Council/Police HGV/cyclists education session: St George's Road by West Square: 7am-12 noon. Go see what happens.
Council number: 07983 443545.

Thursday 3 April: Canals Afterworker: Meet 6.30pm at Southwark Needle for towpaths. Loop and back to start for about 8.30pm.
Barry 07905 889 005.

Tuesday 8 April: Lambeth/Southwark GLA election hustings meeting. It's the GLA elections on 1 May. This public meeting organised by Lambeth Cyclists and Southwark Cyclists is so that candidates for this constituency can tell us about their plans for local and London cycling, and more besides. Short speech from each then questions. Meeting starts 7pm at Herne Hill Baptist Church, Half Moon Lane, SE24 9HU, here.
Barry 07905 889 005.

Wednesday 9 April: The London Walking and Cycling Conference. At City Hall. For anyone seriously interested in the best ways to get around. Free. Register and details here and join the 9am pre-conference ride led by, of course, Southwark Cyclists. Meet outside City Hall 8.45am. No need to register for the ride only.
Barry 07905 889 005.

Thursday 10 April: Mystery Moggies Afterworker: Meet 6.30pm at Southwark Needle for back-alleys ride to the Kings Head on Borough High Street and Neil Arnold's £2.50 8pm South East London Folklore Society first-ever talk about the mysterious cats that have prowled our city for ever. Careful on the way home.
Barry 07905 889 005.

Sunday 13 April: Rapha's Battersea Rise Hell of the North screening: screening then Dunwich Dynamo 2007 short on their tele. ITV1 at 6pm. http://www.rapha.cc/index.php?page=444 Meet 10am at Southwark Needle or 11am at Cutty Sark Gardens Barry 07905 889 005.

Saturday 19 April: Southwark Healthy Ride: For all. Meet 10am at Southwark Park cafe for Dr Bike check-up and adjustments. Ride starts at 11am. More info here.
Barry 07905 889 005.

Thursday 24 April: Canals Afterworker: Meet 6.30pm at Southwark Needle for ride up the Lea Valley Path for an hour. Then back. Barry 07905 889 005.

Saturday 26 April: Southwark Healthy Ride: For all. Meet 10am under the arch at Peckham Square cafe for Dr Bike check-up and adjustments. Ride starts at 11am. More info here.
Barry 07905 889 005.


May

Thursday 1 May: May Day Afterworker: Meet 6.30pm at Southwark Needle for every inch (nearly) of Southwark's 17 mile border.
Barry 07905 889 005.

Saturday 3 May: Southwark Healthy Ride: For all. Meet 10am at Dulwich Park cafe for Dr Bike check-up and adjustments. Ride starts at 11am. More info here.
Barry 07905 889 005.

Thursday 8 May: Fertile Afterworker: Meet 6.30pm at Southwark Needle for long way round to SE London Folklore Society £2.50 8pm talk by Janet Dowling on the Green Man in medieval carvings at the Old King's Head, Borough High Street.
Barry 07905 889 005.

Saturday 10 May: Southwark Healthy Ride: For all. Meet 10am under the arch at Peckham Square for Dr Bike check-up and adjustments. Ride starts at 11am. More info here.
Barry 07905 889 005.

Thursday 15 May: Heaven and Hell Afterworker: Meet 6.30pm at Southwark Needle for ride to Farringdon Station and Scott Wood's One Eye Grey 7pm 90 minute walk in the footsteps of wizards, mystics, visionaries, quacks, giants, criminals, brawling women, holy warriors and parading bears. http://www.fandmpublications.co.uk/pages/pennydreadfulevents.htm
Barry 07905 889 005.

Saturday 17 May: Southwark Healthy Ride: For all. Meet 10am at Dulwich Park cafe for Dr Bike check-up and adjustments. Ride starts at 11am. More info here.
Barry 07905 889 005.

Saturday 24 May: Southwark Healthy Ride: For all. Meet 10am at Southwark Park cafe for Dr Bike check-up and adjustments. Ride starts at 11am. More info here.
Barry 07905 889 005.

Saturday 31 May: Southwark Healthy Ride: For all. Meet 10am under the arch at Peckham Square for Dr Bike check-up and adjustments. Ride starts at 11am. More info here.
Barry 07905 889 005.


June

Thursday 5 June: Old London Bridge Afterworker: Meet 6.30pm at Southwark Needle. Alan's explore of where the old bits went.
Barry 07905 889 005.

Saturday 7 June: Southwark Healthy Ride: For all. Meet 10am at Dulwich Park cafe for Dr Bike check-up and adjustments. Ride starts at 11am. More info here. Barry. 07905 889 005
Barry 07905 889 005.

Sunday 8 June: Rotherhithe Road Tunnel 100th Birthday: Meet 10am at Southwark Needle for leisurely local ride to 12 noon meeting of local people here and a birthday party for Rotherhithe Road Tunnel which was opened on Friday 12 June 1908 until 2pm when all adjourn to the Southwark Park bandstand concert.
Barry 07905 889 005

Thursday 12 June: Happy Hundredth Birthday Rotherhithe Road Tunnel Afterworker: Meet 6.30pm at Southwark Needle. Rotherhithe Road Tunnel was opened on Friday 12 June 1908. We'll ride through the tunnel to a Rotherhithe house and watch clip a from Basil Dearden's 1950 Pool of London and the tunnel chase. Then optionally to the Old King's Head, Borough High Street for 8pm £2.50: Scott Wood's Adventures in Urban Folklore talk.
Barry 07905 889 005.

Saturday 14 June: Southwark Healthy Ride: For all. Meet 10am at Southwark Park cafe for Dr Bike check-up and adjustments. Ride starts at 11am. More info here.
Barry 07905 889 005.

Saturday 21 June: Midsummer Madness: The summer solstice. Longest day of the year. Magic about. Meet 2am Cutty Sark Gardens. 2.30am Southwark Needle. 3am Bar Italia, Frith Street. 4am top of Primrose Hill. 4.43am sunrise! 6am breakfast at the Island Cafe, Flat Iron Square, where Southwark Bridge Road kisses Union Street. Unmissable.
Barry 07905 889 005.

Saturday 21 June: London Festival of Architecture ride: All That Life Can Afford. Design guru Stephen Bayley on artists and architects houses. Meet 2pm. Tate Modern North Side garden. Ends 5.30pm. Streetmap reference Barry. 07905 889 005

Wednesday 25 June: London Festival of Architecture ride: If Buildings Could Speak. Architectural writer David Littlefield on embedded dreams. Meet 6pm. Waterloo Millennium Green. Ends 9pm. Streetmap reference Barry. 07905 889 005

Saturday 28 June: London Festival of Architecture ride: Fresh Water. Chris James of Lambeth Cyclists on water, London and the engineering and architecture. Meet 10.30am. St Bartholomew the Great, West Smithfield. Ends 4.30pm. Streetmap reference Barry. 07905 889 005

Sunday 29 June: London Festival of Architecture ride: Bikes And Bridges. Engineer Mark Whitby and architect Alex Lifschutz. Meet 10.30am. Corner of Carriage Drive North and Carriage Drive West. Ends 5pm. Streetmap reference Barry. 07905 889 005


July

Wednesday 2 July: London Festival of Architecture ride: Designer Wayne Hemingway on Public Back Gardens. Meet 6pm. Bernie Spain Gardens. Ends 9pm. Streetmap reference Barry. 07905 889 005.

Friday 4 July: London Festival of Architecture ride: Rediscovering central London's Public Realm. A provocative look at London's public spaces with Professor Richard Burdett, chief architectural adviser to the 2012 games. Meet 6.30pm. Paternoster Square. St Pauls. Ends 8.30pm. Streetmap reference Barry. 07905 889 005

Saturday 5 July: London Festival of Architecture ride: The Mayor's 100 Open Spaces (Boris may change this! Or not). Ex-Southwark planning chief Fred Manson on the varying identities of new spaces. Meet 2.30pm. Tate Modern entrance ramp.Ends 5.30pm. Streetmap reference Barry. 07905 889 005

Sunday 6 July: London Festival of Architecture ride: Public Space in Politics. Emily Thornberry MP on public spaces and political protest. Meet 2pm. Cumberland Gate. North-east corner. Hyde Park. Ends 5.30pm. Streetmap reference Barry. 07905 889 005

Thursday 10 July: London Festival of Architecture ride: Concrete Buildings 1. Meet 6pm. Bath Terrace/Harper Road junction. Andrew Scoones, Director of The Buildings Centre. Ends 8pm. Streetmap reference Barry. 07905 889 005

Saturday 12 July: London Festival of Architecture ride: Beneath The Streets. Barry Mason on Subterranean London. Meet 11am. Mecklenburgh Square. Ends 6pm. Streetmap reference Barry. 07905 889 005

Sunday 13 July: London Festival of Architecture ride: Cultural Shift. Meet 2pm. Calthorpe Project. Grays Inn Road. Streetmap reference Katy Marks of Haworth Tompkins and Ian Taylor of Feilden Clegg Bradley Studios on some of London's best arts buildings. Ends 6pm. Barry. 07905 889 005

Thursday 17 July: London Festival of Architecture ride: Concrete Buildings 2. The versatility of concrete with Andrew Scoones, Director of The Buildings Centre. Meet 6pm. The Building Centre, Store Street. Ends 8pm. Streetmap reference Barry. 07905 889 005

Saturday 19 July: London Festival of Architecture ride: The Great Freshway. A proposal for a cycle-superhighway linking London's major spaces and buildings with Keith Bradley of Fielden Clegg Bradley studios and Dan Pearson, gardening correspondant for The Observer magazine. Meet 10.30am. Royal Albert Hall. Ends 4.30pm. Streetmap reference Barry. 07905 889 005

Saturday 19th July: Dunwich Dynamo 16 The legend. Much more detail here including early bird coach tickets back.

Sunday 20 July:London Festival of Architecture ride: Fit for Purpose. Some of London's best sports buildings. Meet 10.30a. Primrose Hill Road entrance to Primrose Hill. Andy Myton of David Morley Architects and Brian Ditchburn of HOK. Ends 5pm at Herne Hill Velodrome. Last in use legacy of the 1948 Olympics. Streetmap reference Barry. 07905 889 005


Rides and events are also posted on our eMail group.


Tons of rides for all ages and abilities.


Ride Meeting Points

Peckham Pulse (PP) is underneath the big awning (background picture at top of page) on Peckham High Street opposite the end of Rye Lane Map.

Southwark Needle is at the end of London Bridge, by the Evans store. Map

Cutty Sark Gardens (CSG) are in Greenwich, by the exit to the foot tunnel Map.


Ride Reports & Pictures

Essex Swim

Suffolk Ferries  Pictures

Good Friday Race Meet  Pictures

Norman Foster Feb 05  Pictures

Stour Estuary Jan 05

Whitstable Nov 04  Pictures

Water Link Way Dec 04


For more ride news see also:

Greenwich Cyclists

Lewisham Cyclists

Lambeth Cyclists


Rides Archive, Our past rides, to give you inspiration:

2007

2006

2005

2004


Rides picture

Whiltstable to Dover Nov2004
Dr Bike - Bike Week June 2005
Picture Sue Richards

Whiltstable to Dover Nov2004
Having a go on the Stunt Rider Ramps - Bike Week June 2005
Picture Sue Richards

Group picture 

Track helpers
Healthy Rides 2007 Peckham
Picture garyse16

Track helpers
Healthy Rides 2007 Peckham
Picture garyse16

Whiltstable to Dover Nov2004
I'll regret this later
Whitstable to Dover Nov 2004
Picture Paul Hayward

Track helpers
Some of the Burgess Bike Track helpers, Bike Week 2005
Picture Sue Richards