Christmas Day Ride through Southwark

  • From: 10:00am 25 Dec 2014
  • To: 02:00pm 25 Dec 2014
  • Event type: Ride
  • Contact: Nigel Bee at
  • Difficulty: Easy

Those of you who remember Queen Victoria turning up unrecognised at Blackadder's house on Christmas Day, will know that Christmas Day and Southwark are inextricably linked. We want to celebrate this fact by cycling through Southwark on Christmas Day.

Meet at 10am at the Cutty Sark Gardens, London SE10 9LW or at 11 am at the Southwark Needle.

We are hoping that the new Deptford Creek Footbridge will be finished by the end of the year, so that we can try it out on this ride. The bridge has now been delivered to the site and looks spectacular:

We want to continue with the tradition established by the late Barry Mason and carried forward by Francis Sedgemoor.

Our route will take us past the site of the Marshalsea Prison in Southwark:

We then cycle past the sign in the south east corner of Lincoln's Inn Fields warning us that Camden tickets are not valid in Westminster bays:

We then continue the ride and cycle past the Dickens Museum.

Previous years have seen upwards of 100 cyclists of all ages, genders, ethnicities and body-mass indices take part, and we usually get a few skiving Santas thrown in.

Active parents are most welcome on the ride, provided that they are accompanied by at least one responsible child, and behave themselves.

This ride is brought to you by the Southeast London Commissariat for Social Cycle Rides Planning (aka the Dog & Bell Crew) under the auspices of the London Cycling Campaign.

This post was edited by nigelbee at 01:08am 21 Sep 2014.

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