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Easy-paced cycling from Dulwich Park
Posted by: Dulwichvisitor 02 April, 2017 09:18

Southwark Cyclists organise a weekly Saturday easy-paced healthy ride for cyclists and as of yesterday (1st April, 2017), one of the regular departure points will be Dulwich Park. PM for the poster which I was unable to upload, but the details are as follows:

Southwark Cyclist’s Healthy Rides
Guided cycle rides on quiet roads or paths. Just turn up with a bike*, no booking required.
Rides starting/finishing in Dulwich Park 10am – 12 noon, Pavilion Café, SE21 7BQ
First Saturday every month i.e. next departures from Dulwich Park will be on: May 6th, June 3rd, July 1st, August 5th, Sept 2nd
Other rides as follows:
(10am-12 noon) 2nd Saturday, Canada Water Library
(10am-12 noon) 4th Saturday, Peckham Square (Peckham Library, Peckham Pulse)

Additional longer ''+Rides'' on 3rd Saturdays, check web for locations

Riders must be over 16 or accompanied by an adult

For more information or to borrow a bike* contact: Bruce Lynn, 07729 279 945 Or see for reports of the interesting rides we have completed recently.

Programme co-ordinated by Southwark Cyclists,
The local London Cycling Campaign Group,
Supported by Southwark Council


Edited 1 time(s). Last edit at 02/04/2017 10:45 by Dulwichvisitor.

Re: Easy-paced cycling from Dulwich Park
Posted by: Dulwichvisitor 06 May, 2017 08:43

This week we are doing the Dulwich to Crystal Palace Loop, starting and finishing at the Pavilion Cafe in the middle of Dulwich Park.

It's the usual gentle ride but a bit shorter than usual because there are a few hills . The route goes outwards via the Horniman Museum where there will be a brief stop and then through Sydenham Wells Park and into Crystal Palace Park through the small gate off Crystal Palace Park Road.

Next down to the lake to admire the dinosaurs and then up through the park and along the terraces (great views to south), eventually arriving at Crystal Palace Parade. Downhill all the way via Farquhar Rd, past Kingsdale School and on to Bel Air Park. Quick circuit of Bel Air then back to Dulwich Park.

The route is here []. We last did this route in August 2016, and there's a report here: []. Ride reports, photos and routes from earlier this year are posted at [] so if you can't come on Saturdays but would like to try them all the info is there. There are several photos from the last ride to Cody Dock

All our rides and others across London are advertised on the London Cycling Campaign website here: [] and Southwark Cyclists is their borough group []

Re: Easy-paced cycling from Dulwich Park 3/6/17
Posted by: Dulwichvisitor 02 June, 2017 18:00

The ride starts from newly refurbished Dulwich Park Cafe (SE21 7BQ) and ends 2hours later in the same place. Apart from getting up to the Park at the beginning and end there are no hills.

The plan is to ride from Dulwich to the Thames. The group did this route last year to demonstrate that you could do a non-hilly ride from Dulwich. It follows the the “lost” river Effra to the Thames.

The outward leg is via Brockwell Park to Brixton town centre where traffic can be heavy. Down Brixton Road and round the Oval is gently downhill and mostly uses bus lanes. There will be a stop on Vauxhall Bridge to admire the Effra flowing into the Thames next to MI6.

The return ride is via Kennington Park and Myatts Fields. There really are no significant hills on this Dulwich ride. It starts at 131ft in Dulwich Park and descends to 16 ft at the Thames. With all the small bumps there is a total of 245ft of ascent, all low slope stuff.

Route at[] or GPX attached.

These rides are organised by Southwark Cyclists which is the borough branch of the London Cycling Campaign. We are (mostly) members of the LCC but you don't need to be to go on these rides with us. We (mostly) live in Southwark but no one else needs to do so to take part. It's all free and everyone is welcome

All our events in June: []

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