Southwark Cyclists' Healthy Ride, Saturday 4th January
Posted by: Dulwichvisitor
02 January, 2020 07:26
Start/finish Dulwich Clock Cafe, Dulwich Park, SE21 7BQ. 10am to 12 noon
First Healthy Ride in 2020! Usual easy-paced ride on, as far as possible, quiet streets and paths. Do you really know Dulwich? Come and work off some calories while exploring this part of Southwark. Easy ride, suitable for all types of cyclist.
Starting from Dulwich Park we will head up to Dawsons Heights. Great views from here of the skyline of central London and across to the northern part of Dulwich. Next to East Dulwich and the Dulwich Hamlets football ground. When we first rode this route there was uncertainty about the future of this old (since 1890s) ground, but it appears the future of Hamlets is now assured (for background read this). Next back though Dulwich Village and up College Rd to the tollbooth. Dulwich Estates charge a small toll on the south part of College Rd. Is this the last working tollbooth in London? Now down to the south end of Dulwich to a castle. Yes, Dulwich has a castle – or at least a Kingsdown House that looks just like a castle. Finally down to Belair Park and on to the Herne Hill Velodrome. Alway lots of activity at the velodrome – on the track and the mountain bike trail plus plenty of children learning to ride in the area inside the track. From the velodrome just a short hop back through Dulwich Village and into Dulwich Park. Route at https://goo.gl/CJRHNu ; gpx file attached.
Photos from Dec 21st V&A ride now at https://southwarkcyclists.org.uk/healthy-rides/healthy-ride-reports-2019/v-and-a-400-healthy-ride/