Where: Greenwich feeder for Dunwich Dynamo XXI
When: Saturday 20 July 2013
Meet: 18:00 @ Cutty Sark Gardens, SE10 9LW (by the foot tunnel entrance)
We are now but 10 days away from the Dunwich Dynamo nighttime ride from London to the Suffolk coast. Last year I led a southeast London feeder to the Dynamo start point in London Fields, Hackney. The 2012 feeder went via Southwark Needle, over Tower Bridge and through Whitechapel during the evening rush. It was not particularly pleasant.
This year I propose a more sedate ride following the Regent’s Canal to Hackney, with the intention of getting people to London Fields in a less stressed state. For those coming from Southwark, I recommend that they follow National Cycle Route #4 along the Thames Path to Greenwich. For them the feeder ride length will be greater than last year, but the difference is insignificant when compared with the 1,000 furlongs of the Dunwich Dynamo itself.
We shall depart Cutty Sark Gardens shortly after 18:00, walk our bikes through the Greenwich Foot Tunnel, and ride up through Millwall Dock to the start of the Regent’s Canal. We then cycle along the canal towpath past Victoria Park, exiting by Lock 7. From there it’s just a few hundred metres by road to London Fields, and another few hundred along a cycle path to the Pub on the Park.
We should arrive at the Pub on the Park by 19:00 at the very latest, leaving time for a pre-ride pint and chinwag with friends before streaming northwards into the fading evening light.
RSVP, but it’s OK to turn up unannounced on the day.