Next Southwark Cyclists healthy ride
Posted by: Dulwichvisitor
03 May, 2019 21:02
Dulwich to the Thames at Vauxhall Bridge.
Starting from/finishing at - Dulwich Clock Cafe, in the middle of Dulwich Park, SE21 7EU
We did this route last year (see report at http://healthyrider.weebly.com/healthy-ride-reports-aug-sept-2018.html) to demonstrate that you could do a non-hilly ride from Dulwich. Route follows the the “lost” river Effra to the Thames. Outward leg 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. Will have a stop on Vauxhall Bridge to note where the Effra was marked as flowing into the Thames next to MI6. Note Effra buried in a sewer by Bazalgette in the mid-1860s. Return ride is via Kennington Park and Myatts Fields. There really are no significant hills on this Dulwich ride. Starting at 131ft and descending to 16 ft. With all the small bumps there is a total of 245ft of ascent, all low slope stuff. Route at https://goo.gl/p7bpWJ
An easy 2 hour ride. Everyone welcome.