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Posted by: Dulwichvisitor 26 June, 2019 09:47

This is one of the longer so-called Plus rides, starting at 9.30 and ending at 1pm. The idea is to make the rides longer so that those who want to cycle a bit further or learn new routes can do so. The rides are still easy-paced and as off-road as possible. Longer means longer not faster or more testing.

The ride starts at Dulwich Clock Cafe, Dulwich Park, SE21 7BQ and goes out via Peckham Rye Park and Beckenham Place Park. The return (to end back at the cafe) comes back via Crystal Palace Park, including the dinosaurs. The devisors of this route are really pleased with it. It's a nice mixture of off road path and quiet streets with very few bits of main road. And it uses the nicest stretch of Nat Route 21 from Catford to Bells Green – off road and very green.

There will be time for a long loop around South Norwood Country Park – even greener, and there may be trams. Crystal Palace Park has a new, enlarged, café where the group will stop for coffee. Then, rested and re-fueled, they will be ready for the stiff climb through the park, followed by the long downhill back to Dulwich. The route, complete with what looks to me like a pair of pants, is here:

This series of Saturday morning rides supplemented by occasional specials on Bank Holidays is run by Bruce Lynn and friends on behalf of Southwark Cyclists. We are the borough branch of the London Cycling Campaign which campaigns for more, safer cycling in London. Everything we do is free and open to all. Kids under 16 must bring an adult. Our website is here: []

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