Join us for Cyclists in Southwark's legendary Christmas Day Ride around the streets of London, an event which has taken place every year since 2001. It is brought to you by the Dog & Bell Crew. We meet at Cutty Sark Gardens at 10am or at the Southwark Needle at 11am. Barry Mason 1950-2011 - the legend continues ...
We start the ride by crossing the Deptford Creek bridge and then follow a route which takes us past Russia Dock and Rotherhithe to meet up with more cyclists at the Southwark Needle at 11am. We then ride around the City and the West End looking at some of London's fascinating and lesser-known features and then make our way via the Mall and Hyde Park to Edgware Road. Many people just come for a couple of hours, but if you can stay longer we can have lunch at the Beirut Cafe, where we have eaten for the last three years.
Previous years have seen upwards of 100 cyclists of all ages, genders, ethnicities and body-mass indices take part, and we usually get a few skiving Santas thrown in.
Those wishing to come on the ride are asked to bring warm clothing, some cash, lights, basic tools and a spare inner tube in case you have a puncture (particularly important for this ride as otherwise you might end up having a long walk). Active parents are most welcome on the ride, provided that they are accompanied by at least one responsible child, and behave themselves. All should have at least basic road cycling experience.
Distance of the ride: 16 miles (one way)..
Ride organised by Nigel Bee (tel 07415 315 690, email email@example.com)
To book, and see the route, go to https://www.letsride.co.uk/rides/cyclists-in-southwark-christmas-day-rid...