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February 10 @ 9:30 am - 2:00 pmFree
Peckham Rye Park to Chinbrook Meadows – Ravensbourne and Quaggy Rivers
Please register on Eventbrite so we can limit numbers, link: https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/small-se-london-rivers-peckham-rye-park-to-chinbrook-meadows-cycle-ride-tickets-819208403387
New route devised by Bruce who will be leading. Will take us on an 18 mile loop through SE London that is focussed on the Ravensbourne River and its tributary, the Quaggy River. These rivers spend much of their time out of sight in narrow concrete culverts. But occasionally they are released and form attractive landscape features and wildlife habitats. The route includes 3 such areas, Brookmill Park, Sutcliffe Park and Chinbrook Meadows.
Ride will start at the Peckham Rye Park Café (The Round, Straker’s Rd., SE15 3UA). Note NOT our usual Peckham starting point. Begin by heading up to Nunhead then down to Brookmill Park. From there we will ride to Lewisham where the confluence of the Ravensbourne and the Quaggy lies amongst the new buildings next to Lewisham Station. The main part of the ride will then follow the Quaggy to Sutcliffe Park in Kidbrooke and on to Chinbrook Meadows near Grove Park. The route then heads west to find the Ravensbourne as it exits Beckenham Place Park and we finally head back to Peckham Rye Park via Bellingham, Ladywell Fields and Nunhead.
Total distance is 29 km (18 miles) and we climb up to Nunhead twice. Am allowing 4½ hours, starting at 9.30 am and finishing around 2pm. We will have a Cafe break but bring drink and snacks. And make sure your bike and your legs are in tip top condition! Route map at https://www.google.com/maps/d/edit?mid=1Lo1Rx-SH5AdrXu13iX1vCm5CtizXXvI&usp=sharing.
- Bruce Lynn
- 07729 279 945
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- Peckham Rye Park Cafe
London, SE15 3UA United Kingdom + Google Map