Sunday 7th May 2023 10:00am

Starting from - Inside Roundwood Park in front of the Lodge Cafe. We meet at 10.00 for a 10.15 departure. (Parking available on the link road at the entrance to the park on Harlesden Road, or free on weekends at surrounding roads), NW10 3SH

  • 35.3 miles
  • Hybrid (off road tyres), Hybrid (road tyres), Road
  • 7 hr 30 mins
  • Challenging
  • Brent
  • Children aged 8-15*, Children aged 11-15*, Adults 16+ only, Children aged 5-15*

Led by experienced ride leaders, these rides are a great way to explore new places and to meet new people who enjoy cycling. They are suitable for all levels of experience, so whether you are a beginner or a seasoned cyclist, you can find a ride that is right for you.

Starting point

NW10 3SH

This ride was last run in July 2022. This ride is not hilly or fast-paced, it’s only classified as challenging because of the long distance. We also have to cycle through some busy junctions and roads (although it is mainly a quiet, segregated route) so you need to be confident in traffic.

This is a day out in the Greenwich Peninsula and Isle of Dogs, stopping at various points of interest for pictures and admiring the views. When cycling, we will go at a steady pace, but we don’t rush through our stops. We also take the IFS Cloud cable car (yes, with our bikes!) to cross the river from Greenwich to the ExCel, which sometimes have a bit of a queue. We aim to be back at Roundwood Park by 17.30.

We head off to Westminster Bridge to cycle south of the river all the way to Rotherhithe where we will see some interesting points, like the Salter statues. We carry on cycling along the river until we reach Greenwich and the market. If the weather is nice we can have a picnic at Greenwich Park (note no cycling is allowed in the park).

After our well-deserved lunch break, we continue in the direction of Greenwich Peninsula until we get to the cable car. To avoid the ticket office queues, please bring a contactless card, phone with a pay app or Oyster card which can be used at the gates in and out of the cable car (single adult fare £6). With our bikes, we are allowed 2 in each car.

On the other side of the river, we continue our adventure along the Thames at the Isle of Dogs with beautiful views of Canary Wharf. When we get to Limehouse, we have our final refreshment stop at the quirky Yurt Café. Thereafter, we will visit the Battle of Cable Street mural before we head back to Brent via CS3 from Tower Bridge till Hyde Park.

In Hyde Park we will pass the Serpentine Lido (and Hyde Park Toilets) , the Princess Diana Memorial Fountain, the ISIS/Serenity statue, Kensington Palace, the Queen Victoria statue and the Diana Memorial Playground. We leave Hyde Park northbound returning to Roundwood Park..

Those who feel tired or don’t want to carry on will have several options along the route to take a train back (DLR, Overground and even the ferry from Greenwich to Westminster).

eBikes are welcome.

Children are welcome when accompanied by a responsible riding adult; please bear in mind the ride length.

All participants are expected to bring:
• A bike in good working order with tyres pumped to the correct pressure. Please conduct a pre-ride safety check on your bike.
• A cycle helmet.
• Carry at least a spare inner tube, pump and tyre levers.
• Refreshments plus a payment method for the refreshment stops.
• Oyster card in case you need to return by train.
• Dress for the expected weather.

Ride Leader Contact: Yves – 07446 231839

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Yves Remedios

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Alan Kirby

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Michael Phillips

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