Some explanation perhaps is needed for this ride!
We’ll assemble at Reading station at 9.00am and depart on trains with available space, re-assembling at Paddington before starting the ride. There are fast (i.e. 125 trains with 6 spaces) London bound trains every 10-15 minutes on this day.
In the morning we’ll visit some of the quirky parts of London, historical talk included, showing some of the oddities of our capital city.
We’ll then take lunch in Greenwich with a picnic in the park or, if the democracy decides, at Goddard’s traditional pie and mash shop. Crossing the Thames will be either by the foot tunnel (no cycling please!) or the cable car from Docklands to the O2 arena in North Greenwich (which costs £4.20 or £3.20 with either an Oyster card or a Travelcard).
In all a leisurely ride of 40 miles around some of the streets of London. For the faint hearted I’m choosing quiet roads where possible but may use the cycle super-highways where these make sense. Remember that there’s a far higher participation in cycling in London than Reading so drivers are more used to seeing cyclists.
Questions or concerns then do let me know.
Simon 07846 219114