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commuter bike ride to central London August 2nd

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Sally Eva
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Joined: 20 Nov 2009, 07:29

The Bike train is run by me, my husband Bob and our friend and fellow cyclist Andy Cawdell. There's a picture of us all here. https://southwarkcyclists.org.uk/events ... -beyond-3/. Harmless, I think.

It's called a train but it goes at about 8mph because I lead it and I'm a slow and steady cyclist. Despite the slow pace the journey to Blackfriars Bridge from Peckham Rye takes only 30 minutes. It's really a very short distance -- I guess 4 miles, doing a swift sum in my head.

About three of those four miles are completely off road -- parks (2), pavement cycle lanes (legal) and the excoriated segregated cycle lanes north of the Elephant. I love them myself. I still haven't got over the feeling of astonishment every time I use them.

The Bike Train starts at 7.45am from Nunhead station, 7.55am from Peckham Rye Station and 7.55am from Denmark Hill Station. The Peckham Rye and Denmark Hill lines join in Burgess Park which is why it?s OK that they start at the same time.

The starting point in Peckham is the bike stands behind McDonalds and at Denmark Hill from outside the cafe in Windsor Walk. Camberwell Grove and Windsor Walk have both been closed since we started so this route keeps getting better.

We get to Blackfriars at 8.30am and anyone who wants can be buddied wherever they want. Return rides arranged on request. For further details or to book your place text 07842 640 207 (me). Or just turn up

The map is here: https://www.google.com/maps/d/viewer?mi ... 99991&z=12

Nota Bene that the bit from Dulwich Village to Denmark Hill only runs for special occasions and subject to bribery (surprisingly small amounts accepted). So if that?s the bit for you let us know asap so that we run it.

And the cycle.travel map is here: http://cycle.travel/map/journey/41005. The info with the map says we do 500m on major roads so it may not know about the on-pavement cycle lanes on the New Kent Road ? and 130m pushing. No pushing. I?m fine to push when required but it?s not required.

Southwark Cyclists is the borough branch of the London Cycling Campaign which campaigns for more, better cycling in London. Most of us are members but you don?t have to be. Most of us live in Southwark but some of us don?t and you don?t have to. And everything we do is free. More stuff here https://southwarkcyclists.org.uk
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