Posted by: Dulwichvisitor
02 April, 2017 10:48
Also from Southwark Cyclists:
Fed up with the trains? Take your bike instead — cheap and reliable
Starting again from 5th April, we will be running Bike Trains from Nunhead and Peckham Rye stations up to Blackfriars — taking in two parks, a traffic-calmed backstreet, a cyclists only bypass around the E&C and the lovely new segregated cycle lanes.
Our leader will be an experienced cyclist trained to do this sort of thing — backed up by volunteers keeping the riders safe at the back and sides.
First one Wednesday April 5th and then weekly on Wednesdays until October 25th.
Despite the award we are still friendly, cheerful, relaxed and free. We are a bit earlier because a survey suggested that our customers wanted to get to work a bit earlier.
That means 7.45am from Nunhead station, 7.55am from Peckham Rye Station and 7.55am from Denmark Hill Station. The Peckham Rye and Denmark Hill lines join in Burgess Park which is why it’s OK that they start at the same time.
The starting point in Peckham is the bike stands behind McDonalds and at Denmark Hill from outside the cafe in Windsor Walk. Camberwell Grove and Windsor Walk have both been closed since we started so this route keeps getting better.
Our route takes us through two parks, up a traffic calmed back street, onto the on-pavement cycling lanes on the New Kent Road, around the Elephant and Castle by-pass and onto the still lovely but no longer so new segregation up St George’s Way and Blackfriars Road. All legal and all as safe as your mother would make it.
We get to Blackfriars at 8.30am and then a group goes north to Kings Cross and anyone who wants can be buddied wherever they want. Return rides arranged on request. For further details or to book your place text 07842 640 207 (me). Or just turn up.
A bit more information and a pretty picture is here: [southwarkcyclists.org.uk] and the map of the route is here: [www.google.com]