I will be leading an All Day ride to Greenwich on Saturday 12 September. Inspired by Harry and Ged, I have planned and tested a route through South Norwood Country Park, Clock Tower, Cator Park, River Pool (they just won the league!) Linear Park, along the Ravensbourne River and Ladywell Fields, across Blackheath to Greenwich Park, back through Evelyn Green, Folkestone Gardens, along the Surrey Canal, through Burgess Park, Tooting Bec Common, Wandsworth Common and along the Wandle Path.
Sounds so much better than Croydon, Catford, Lewisham, Deptford, Millwall, Camberwell, Brixton Nick and Earlsfield.
Roughly 65 Km (40 miles) at a leisurely pace, starting and finishing at Beddington Park, mostly flat (I can't help that Blackheath is on a hill), mostly park paths and quiet roads but, hey, this is South London and we have briefly to cross a few busy places, the busiest of which is Greenwich itself. We will have to start fairly early (9.30 from Beddington) if we wish to enjoy relaxing coffee and lunch breaks and finish by five.
Final details to be established over the next few days and broadcast on this blog and on Beginners WhatsApp, but it will be advanced booking in groups of six and if there is a demand we will find a way of picking people up from Nonsuch if some are not sure how to get to Beddington Park.
If you are interested, meanwhile, put the date in your diaries.
Volunteer sub-leaders would be very welcome; if you want, I will take you round the route before the day.