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Healthy Ride Report – Burgess Park to Design Museum
The regular Saturday morning Healthy Rides are continuing to be strongly supported in 2017.¬† Last week (March 18th 2017) was one of the longer “+” rides.¬† Here is a short report from Jane Champion who led this ride.
24¬†riders (with a couple of new faces)¬†followed the route as planned. We saw all ‘the sights’¬†– Parliament, Commonwealth Memorial Gates, Hyde Park Corner & Apsley House. We virtually had the new South Carriage Drive section¬†of CS3 to ourselves and were treated to¬†the splendid sight of the Household Cavalry exiting Knightsbridge Barracks. A brief detour gave us a closer look at the Albert Hall and memorial before passing Kensington Palace and on to the Design Museum – recently relocated from Shad Thames to the former site of the Commonwealth Institute.¬†Plenty of bike racks available for parking but only enough time for a 15 minute refreshment/comfort stop – must return for a proper look. We managed to stay together in busy traffic on Earls Court Rd but were able to¬†relax a bit¬†on the ride through Brompton Cemetery. Some highlights of the route once we were back South of the river:-
  • Spring blossom & magnolias in bloom in Stockwell gardens
  • Volunteer gardeners keeping Van Gogh Walk¬†looking lovely
  • Newly laid streets & landscaping in Oval Quarter between Brixton Road to Camberwell – a useful and attractive¬†short-cut.

Back at Burgess Park with 10 minutes to spare!

Route at http://gb.mapometer.com/cycling/route_4497331.html.   Or gpx here.

Next ride March 25th, 10am, Peckham Square, 4 Parks & a Prison, see Events listings for details and for information about more Healthy Rides

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