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November 4 @ 10:00 am - 12:30 pmFree
Christopher Wren and Greenwich – Healthy Ride
NB Please register on Eventbrite so we can limit numbers, link: https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/christopher-wren-and-greenwich-cycle-ride-tickets-743408574057
A nice easy ride to celebrate the 300th anniversary of the death of Christopher Wren and related architecture in Greenwich. It complements our earlier ride looking at Wren buildings in Central London. The ride is 10 miles most of which are getting us from Peckham to Greenwich and back using different routes. In the middle there is a short loop through Greenwich, stopping at the General Wolff lookout in Greenwich Park, then riding down to the Royal College.
Meet Peckham Square (Peckham Pulse Leisure Centre, Peckham Library) 10am. Finish back there approx. 12.30. Bruce Leading. Outward via canal path and Cycleway 10. Up the hill in Greenwich Park (walk if you need to). From the viewpoint you can see Wren’s Royal Observatory (built 1675-6) next to you. In front of you is a view of the Royal Naval College designed by Wren and built in 1696-1712. Slightly nearer is the Queens House. This is an earlier building constructed 1616-1635 and designed by Inigo Jones. Interesting to compare this neo-classical building with Wren’s designs 80 years later. The site architect for the Royal College was Wren’s associate Nicholas Hawksmoor. He was 20 years younger than Wren and himself built several prominent buildings in Lonon. One can be seen from the viewpoint slightly to the left, St Alphege’s Church, built 1712-14.
A nice balance of riding and culture. Mostly off road/quiet streets. Come and join us, everyone welcome on any kind of bike.
If you cannot make a ride, please cancel so that someone else can take the place. How to cancel link: https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/help/en-gb/articles/575010/how-to-cancel-your-free-registration/
These rides are organised by Southwark Cyclists and are part of a regular programme of Saturday rides, more information at https://southwarkcyclists.org.uk/healthy-rides/.
- Bruce Lynn
- 07729 279 945
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- Peckham Square, SE15 5JR
122 Peckham Hill Street
London, SE15 5JR United Kingdom + Google Map