Cutty Sark to Beckenham Place Park and Southwark Flood Risk Ride

Cutty Sark to Beckenham Place Park

Report from Ride Leader Bill

Group photo at Beckenham Place Park

Nine riders set off around 10:15 with Jamie back-marking. Early rain had stopped and the ride went fine, without any rain and with bright sunny skies most of the time. We arrived an hour later at the Beckenham Place Park, cycled through a fun fair at the Mansion and then had coffee at the Homestead Cafe enjoying the sunshine. Left the park around 12:00 and arrived back at Deptford almost an hour later, where half of the people peeled off. Five of us ended the ride at Cutty Sark and all went home dry and happy.

Route track

Southwark Flood Risk Cycle Ride

Report from Ride Leader Simon S.

The weather was very poor at 8am, and this presumably deterred riders. Just 2 of us set off from Peckham Square at about 10.15am, heading through cycleways to Stompie the Soviet tank at the end of Mandela Way. Then along to City Hall – where the sun started to come out – and over London Bridge. Onto CS6 at Blackfriars Bridge and south past Elephant and Castle. Along Newington Butts and into the Walworth LTN. Past Iliffe Yard artisan workshops and into Pasley Park near Walworth Garden. Enjoyed the signs about the Royal Surrey Zoological Gardens, located here in the mid-1800s. Over Vassall Road and through Eythorne Park to the lovely Myatt’s Field Park. Skirted the site of the now-closed Camberwell Railway Station and weaved through back streets south of Peckham Road to the start point. Peckham road follows closely the projected 2030 flood line. We both really enjoyed a fascinating ride that showed lots of items of interest. And the rain had stopped and the sun was shining. (11 miles, 1h 45min)

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