Saturday 29th July is the Prudential RideLondon FreeCycle, now in its 5th year.
It’s a unique chance to experience central London on two wheels without the noise, danger and pollution of motor traffic. The eight mile closed road loop takes in sights like Big Ben, St Paul’s Cathedral, the London Eye and views along the Embankment. There’ll be music, sights, food and fun – and the whole thing is free.
Getting there from South London on a bike can seem pretty daunting to the uninitiated – especially if you’re travelling with kids in tow, or aren’t as nimble as you once were. It’s not all that far – even the outer reaches of our route are just seven or eight miles from the centre of town – but if you don’t know where you’re going, it can be a confusing tangle of busy main roads and unfamiliar neighbourhoods.
So we’re teaming up with an array of community groups, cycling advocacy organisations, schools and bike shops to bring you.. the RIDE (SOUTH) LONDON COMMUNITY FEEDER RIDE.
Just turn up at any one of our ten designated start points across south London. Bring a working bike (please get yours checked by a mechanic if it’s been in the shed a long while) and a few other bare essentials – water, snack, maybe sunscreen – and we’ll escort you to the main event through parks and along quiet back streets and traffic free cycle paths.
See you on the 29th – if you’re coming, please RSVP on the Dulwich page (there are also Crystal Palace, Peckham and Camberwell pages if the locations below don't suit).
Approximate distances including one lap of the FreeCycle circuit:
Dulwich Kingsdale – 20 miles (recommended minimum age 7) 9.15am
Dulwich Common – 18 miles (recommended minimum age 7) 9.30am
Dulwich Park – 17 miles (recommended minimum age 7) 9.45am
Dulwich Green Dale – 16 miles (recommended minimum age 6) 10am
To sign up and find out more, please visit https://ridesouthlondon.wordpress.com/dulwich/