Saturday 27th April 2024 9:30am

Starting from - "Lets Go Xtra" a longer easy paced social ride - Setting off from Danson Park @9.30am (in front of Danson House) aiming to finish around 2.30 pm - ask for Harry. Please bring water and any refreshments required for the ride. DA6 8HL

This Let's Go Cycling ride is open for anyone to join

  • 26 miles
  • Hybrid (off road tyres), Hybrid (road tyres), Road, eBike
  • 5 hr
  • Easygoing
  • Bexley
  • Adults 16+ only
Check the weather! Make sure you've brought the right clothing, equipment and provisions so you have an enjoyable experience. Thanks!

Organized by groups in the community, these rides are a great way to meet new people, explore your local area and to have fun riding your bike. You can find rides that are suitable for your level of experience and interests whilst enjoying being part of a social cycling community.

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Easy paced “Let’s Go Xtra” social ride for our exclusive visit and tour of the “ Massey Shaw" we cycle over to East London using many cycle paths & quiet routes, docks, green spaces where possible.

Massey Shaw is a unique London vessel launched in 1935, serving the London Fire Brigade until it was decommissioned in 1971. (search Massey shaw on you tube)

Named after Sir Eyre Massey Shaw, first chief fire office of the Metropolitan Fire Brigade, Massey Shaw served during WWII in 'Operation Dynamo' and during 'The Blitz' being credited with saving hundreds of lives and bringing troops back from the beaches of Dunkirk.

We have a brief refreshment stop along the route adjacent to the docks. We then ride to the Massey Shaw for our exclusive visit and tour of the vessel and hear about its history. Please bring 1 or 2 pounds cash, however this is not mandatory but will help towards the ongoing restoration and the up keep of the vessel.

This is a longer ride than our regular 2 hr ride, around 26 miles this "Xtra" ride starts at 9.30am sharp, aiming to reach back around 2.30pm (all being well) due to our tour and presentation and pace of ride and riders. We will be riding out via Blackheath & Greenwich, using the foot tunnel and lifts (if working). Crossing the Thames to the Isle of Dogs and its docks, on the return we use Tower bridge and have the usual climb back into Bexley, but nothing too bad. Why not Come along and join the fun. This ride starts/finishes from Danson park (Danson House). 26 miles, Harry leading, All Welcome.

Suitable for all bike types & level of rider - Please ensure you can cycle the mileage of this ride and have the fitness & stamina.

Please ensure your bike is in roadworthy condition and that the tyres are fully inflated and ideally you have at least one spare inner-tube, and that your seat is at the correct height also that you are dressed for the weather on the day, and that you have tools suitable for your bike.

“Our easy paced Lets Go rides take place every Saturday morning from Danson park”

All routes have been checked and risk assessed prior to the rides going ahead.

Covid-19 and safety info - Please respect others.

Riders are advised to bring face masks in case there is an incident where wearing a mask would be appropriate, hand sanitizer is also advised. Bring your own tools and equipment should the worst happend, do not touch other riders bikes or equipment, (respect others) don’t attend if you have been told to self-isolate or have covid symptom’s, please Inform the co -ordinator/leader if you develop symptoms and test positive after the ride by emailing: [email protected] Your bike must be in road worthy condition and tyres correctly inflated, you should have at least one spare innertube, and ensure that your seat is at the correct height for your comfort and riding position, and that you are dressed for the weather on the day, please inform the leader in confidence if you are taking any prescribed medication of have any medical conditions as this info will help greatly if first aid is required. Please bring water and any refreshments required for the ride.

Let's Go - Let's have fun!

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