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April 6 @ 10:00 am - 12:30 pm


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Dulwich to Vauxhall Bridge via the Effra Valley

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A flat route from Dulwich following the River Effra. The Effra is one of London’s “Lost Rivers”, small rivers that have disappeared into underground pipes. Starting 10am from Dulwich Park Café we will first divert to Belair Park, the only place where the Effra is visible above ground. Next quiet streets to Brockwell Park, exit on to Brixton Water Lane, then take Effra Road to Brixton Central.  Long run down Brixton Rd to the Oval where we join Cycleway 5 to Vauxhall Bridge.  You used to be able to see the exit of the Effra into the Thames just downstream, but the Tideway Tunnel people have built lots of stuff concealing this.  May be just visible again now. Short stop on Vauxhall Bridge then a ride past the American Embassy with its moat and defensive rampart and a look at the Sky Pool.  Interesting quiet back streets route to Myatts Fields.  Then Elim Open Space, across Coldharbour Lane at Cambria Rd, and along Milkwood Rd to Herne Hill.  Finally Burbage Rd, past the Velodrome (maybe pop in if we have time) and back to Dulwich Park (expect that to be at 12.30).  11 miles, a mixture of quiet and busy streets, some cycle lane. Should have time for a coffee stop – maybe the Black Cab Café off 9 Elms Rd. Bruce leading. Route at http://tinyurl.com/y7ul6r9r


April 6
10:00 am - 12:30 pm
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Bruce Lynn
07729 279 945
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Dulwich Clock Cafe, Dulwich Park SE21 7BQ
Dulwich Park Cafe
London, SE21 7EA United Kingdom
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