Come along and join us on this easy paced social ride to Severndroog Castle located in Oxleas wood. Our usual type of Healthy ride aiming to reach back to Danson park for midday.
Severndroog Castle is a folly situated in Oxleas Wood, on Shooter's Hill, It was designed by architect Richard Jupp, with the first stone laid on 2 April 1784
It was built to commemorate Commodore Sir William James who, in April 1755, attacked and destroyed the island fortress of Suvarnadurg (then rendered in English: Severndroog) of the Maratha Empire on the western coast of India, between Mumbai and Goa. James died in 1783 and the castle was built as a memorial to him by his widow, Lady James of Eltham.
Designated a Grade II* listed building in 1954the Gothic-style castle is 63 feet (19 m) high and triangular in section, with a hexagonal turret at each corner. From its elevated position, it offers views across London, with features in seven different counties visible on a clear day.
We return via Eltham using quiet roads and paths where possible 12miles, Harry leading.
We will wait for all riders no one is left behind.
Please ensure your bike is in roadworthy condition and that the tyres are fully inflated and ideally you have at least one spare innertube, and that you are dressed for the weather for this time of year.
This ride is part of a series of Healthy rides by Bexley Cyclists an LCC local group. https://lcc.org.uk//