• Ride 1. Greenwich to Woolwich
  • Ride 2. Isokon Gallery, Belsize Park

Greenwich to Woolwich and Thamesmead Tor

Nine riders led by Mike on this easy, flat ride on the excellent Thames-side cycle paths around the Greenwich Peninsula and east of Woolwich. Started at Cutty Sark then along the Thames Path past the O2 and the Thames Flood Barrier to Woolwich. In good time so kept going to Thamesmead and up the spiral path to the top of the Tor. Returned the same route with a coffee stop at the Woolwich Arsenal.

“Nice cycle today Mike – thanks – nice coffee too”. Post on WhatsApp from John, who also took the photos.

Burgess Park to the Isokon Gallery

Eight riders led by Jane on this 16.5 mile ride. Here is her account.

All went well, with the route followed as planned and nothing untoward encountered. At the gallery, the group learned about the history of the building and visited the current exhibition ‘Modernism at The Mall’, a nearby enclave occupied by artists since 1872 and home in the 1930s to ground-breaking British artists such as Barbara Hepworth, Ben Nicholson and Henry Moore. Happily we were able to meet and chat with the curator Celia Scott, a noted artist-architect resident of the Mall Studios and sister of Southwark Cyclist Stephen. Hopefully people will be able to make their own way back to the gallery to spend more time absorbing the details as the exhibition is on until the end of October.

For the return journey, it was all downhill with a coffee-stop at the Broad Walk Café in Regents Park then back south via Fitzrovia, Covent Garden & Waterloo Bridge. By this time it had been raining quite heavily for a while, cagoules & ponchos were on and decisions were made to peel off for home at this point leaving just 2 of us to return to Burgess Park. Many thanks to Jackie D (Breeze) for back-marker duties and seeing us safely through some busy junctions. 

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