Friday 17th May 2024 9:30am

Starting from - Meet at Ealing Broadway Station on Platform 4, in time for the first Elizabeth Line train after 9.30am to Paddington. If you prefer, you can meet us at Paddington at 10am, by the Elizabeth Line exit on Eastbourne Terrace.
We should reach the South London Gallery by 1.30pm; you are free to visit the exhibition and make your way home in your own time. W5 2NU

This West London Breeze ride is open for anyone to join

  • 12.3 miles
  • All bike types
  • 4 hr
  • Steady
  • Ealing
  • Adults 16+ only
  • Women only

Free, women-only bike rides led by experienced Breeze Champions. They are a great way to get started in cycling or to improve your skills, whether you are a beginner or a seasoned cyclist.

Starting point

W2 3RG

This is a train-assisted ride to South East London.

We ride down from Paddington through the Royal Parks to cross the river at Vauxhall Bridge, then make our way around the Oval, through Kennington Park to Camberwell, and on to Burgess Park. Here we turn south, along the route of the Surrey Canal, into Peckham.
Our destination is Peckham Rye Park , which offers extensive green space and a range of garden styles, including the peaceful Sexby Garden , where we hope to see the beautiful wisteria pergola.

After lunch in the Park (either at the café or bring a picnic), we will ride up to the South London Gallery, where we can visit the free exhibition, Acts Of Resistance: Photography, Feminisms And The Art Of Protest .

If you don’t want to visit the exhibition, it is a short ride from the Gallery to Queens Road Peckham Station, where London Overground services connect at Whitechapel for the Elizabeth Line, or at Highbury & Islington for services to Willesden Junction.

Depending on the time we leave the Gallery, we might take the above route home, or else ride a further 6km/4 miles to Farringdon for Elizabeth Line or Metropolitan Line services.

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Train-assisted ride from Paddington to Peckham Rye Park and on to South London Gallery. Optional visit to free exhibition. Return by public transport from Queens Road Peckham or Farringdon.

Traffic free segregated cycle tracks; shared paths through parks; quieter back roads. Some short stretches on busier roads.

Refreshment stop at Peckham Rye Park and time to visit the gardens. Optional visit to South London Gallery exhibition.

Locks for your bike. Water & snacks for the ride. Money/card for cafe stop and train fare.

First-timers welcome!

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