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sociable cycle ride Sat January 11th starts 10am

Sally Eva

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This is lovely ride along the River Ravensbourne. It starts with a train ride from Canada Water (suggestions on getting to Canada Water station further down) the weather forecast is clear, mild and the strongish wind is blowing south to north so should blow you home.

East Dulwich station is walk-on access with a bike and the Overground trains to Canada Water are across the platform at Peckham Rye. The lifts at Canada Water are very good and hold three bikes. The meeting place is outside Canada Water Library (Deal Porter Square, opposite CW Station, SE16 7AR) 10am so if you come by train you will need to come up and then go down again to catch the 10.08 am Overground train to Sydenham. The Overground is well-designed for carrying bikes and the lifts get you to the right platform at Canada Water. There's a good cycle route from East Dulwich to Canada Water and a map is here https://cycle.travel/map/journey/131783. If the suggested route isn't quite right for you cycle.travel is easy to change to fit.

Once in Sydenham the group will ride down to Bells Green and join the Waterlink Way (Nat Route 21). Turning north they will follow the Waterlink Way via Ladywell Fields and Brookmill Park until it meets Cycleway 1. From there they will follow Cycleway 1 through Deptford to Folkestone Gardens, on to Deptford Park, along Surrey Canal Linear Path and past Greenland Dock to Canada Water. Easy 1.5 hour ride with lots of off road paths. The map of the route is at

Please bring an Oyster or contactless card (fare ?1.50). Riders can also join ride at Sydenham Overground Station at 10.25am but please, please take on board that this is Sydenham not Sydenham Hill or Lower Sydenham. Ride reports and photos from Christmas rides and last Saturday's Dulwich ride are at https://southwarkcyclists.org.uk/healthy-rides/.

These rides are organised by Bruce Lynn and friends on behalf of Southwark Cyclists. Like everything we do they are free and as welcoming as we can make them. We are the borough branch of the London Cycling Campaign. Our website is here https://southwarkcyclists.org.uk, the LCC website is here https://lcc.org.uk. You can shower us with praise, ask questions or make suggestions to [email protected], tweet us @southwarkcycle or (on this) text Bruce on 07729 279 945.

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