- Riding in London again…(riding content)
Right people. Those lucky souls that enjoyed the last London ride will have the chance to do it all again.
Quite a few of you missed it (some by mere minutes), so now’s your chance to make the next one.
I’m thinking along similar lines.. meet centrally, explore for a couple of hours, end at a pub somewhere.
Two things need to be settled:
Aaand….Go!Posted 9 years ago
Also cut down on the time in the pub.
Are you mad?? That’s the whole point!!!! 😯
Could do one Eastwards, past Docklands, over on the Woolwich Ferry, then up along past the Dome to Greenwich and that. End up back on the South Bank (convenient for most people). That’s quite an inertesting route. West of the City tends to be a bit fiddly for bikes, as there are less decent cycle lanes and that. Westminster isn’t very cycle friendly, ime. West End is a nightmare, really, too. I think it’s best to keep to places away from roads. A route along the River, past Chelsea and to Hammersmith is not bad, but not a great deal to see. A pleasant summer afternoon pootle, mind.Posted 9 years agoneilnevillMember
Ah good I can do this one :o) and I’m easy on route, it would just be nice to meet people.
I’ve cycled the tandem (and GF) eastwards and back from Greenwich past the dome, thames barrier and a bit further and can confirm it is cycle friendly and pleasant but nothing more than a nice pootle.
When I visited a mate near city airport I didn’t find the roads from Westminster to there to be very cycle friendly, but I didn’t hunt out the small roads so there are probably better routes.
Westward does offer Richmond park which is quite pleasant.
NeilPosted 9 years ago
10am by the Eye for a 10.15 departure worked nicely last time. I’m easy on the route too. We have to end at a pub though. If we go East the next one can be West, or vice versa.
If we’re going West this time (more people have talked about that) let’s have West experts suggesting good bits to weave into the route. What’s been said so far sounds like a good basis, but rolling along a pedestrian-heavy river route might need spicing up a bit.
Oh yeah, did I mention we need a pub to end at?Posted 9 years ago
Eye-South Bank-Tat Modern-London Bridge-Tower-Wapping-Canary Wharf-Docklands-Woolwich Ferry-Dome-Greenwich* (pub stop)-Deptford-Rotherhithe-Tower Bridge-City Hall-Borough Market (pub stop)-South Bank-Eye.
*Option of getting the Riverbus back into Central London. Bring Oyster card, as you’ll get a discount. A couple of quid more without.
History, culture, engineering stuff, boat ride(s), architecture, beer- what more could you want or possibly need???
The odd step thing to jump off, for the
Virtually all along paths, or quiet roads. A good 2-3 hours of riding, plus some very good pubs, and fantastic views of London.Posted 9 years ago
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