Design Museum Ride
A solid 10 at Cutty Sark Gardens on what felt like the first weekend of spring. We rode westwards along the river passing loads of joggers. We arrived at the Design Museum just before 11.00. Two decided against going in to view the Cycle Revolution exhibition so were in charge of bike watching. Those who saw the exhibition thought it interesting and enjoyable and could maybe have spent longer going through it. We left Shad Thames just after 12.00 noon arriving at a very busy café at Surrey Docks Farm. Four left us at this point to make their own way home. Everyone finally got what they’d ordered to eat before we had a chat with Gary the Farm Manager erstwhile Southwark Cyclist. The remaining six returned to Cutty Sark Gardens which
was very busy by 2.00 pm. Thanks to all who joined us and hope you enjoyed your day out. -Sarah
New Year’s Day 2016
A healthy eight left Cutty Sark Gardens promptly at 10.30am after one extra had decided he was too unwell to make the ride. We met one further rider at Ballast Quay and struck east.
The path was not too busy at the beginning of the ride but got busier throughout the day with walkers and other cyclists all trying to shift a few Christmas ounces and New Year hangovers. Four joined at Woolwich Arsenal Riverside where one left. One of the joiners soon got a puncture but was able to fix it with the equipment he was carrying so only a short delay.
Arrived at Erith at about 12.40pm where two left as they lived nearby. We had lunch at greasy spoon Starburger which was very hospitable and made space for us. We started our return journey at 1.40pm as the weather was beginning to cloud over a bit. Some left us at Woolwich and others at various points along the path.
We met the cycling group from St John’s Church, Blackheath (hello Andrew, hello Henry) at the Barrier. Four arrived back at Cutty Sark Gardens just as the rain started. We all felt virtuous, uplifted and refreshed. Thank you all for joining in and hope you all had a good day.
(Sarah and Ian)
New Year’s Day 2016
When: Friday, 1 January, 2016 at 10.30
Where: 10.30 am at Cutty
Sark Gardens outside the foot tunnel entrance, SE10 9HT, or near the “little men” statues on the Woolwich Arsenal riverside at about 11.15 am
Join Greenwich Cyclists to start the New Year. A 25 mile round trip ride along the easy and flat Thames Path to the fair town of Erith. We will take lunch at one of the cafes open in town before returning along the same route to Greenwich.
The ride will suit all ages, abilities and temperaments and should end about 15.00 at Cutty Sark Gardens. Get rid of any hangover or surplus ounces and enjoy our now customary jaunt.
For those who wish to take the train back to Greenwich, there is a truncated service to Charlton twice an hour. We believe the service via Blackheath is running.
The BBC weather forecast is dry but cooler for Friday.
Bring a spare inner tube, lights and your remaining good cheer.