New Newham Ride
The stimulus of the development of the East London Corridor, Stratford City, Westfield Stratford and, of course, the 2012 Olympic Games started a renaissance of the London Borough of Newham, a borough with undiscovered scenic and architectural interest.
Like the Glastonbury Festival the New Newham Ride was on sabbatical in 2012. The rides return in 2013 on:Saturday 27 AprilSaturday 18 MaySaturday 15 JuneSaturday 6 JulySaturday 27 JulySaturday 17 AugustSaturday 7 September All rides start at 10.30 from outside Stratford Station and finish back at Stratford Station at about 15.00. No need to book. Just turn up on the day with your bike.These leisurely, social rides with a café stop are almost entirely off-road along paths suitable for all types of bikes in good working order. The places of scenic and architectural interest on this Newham route include - the Greenway, The Olympic Park, Three Mills (Grade I listed), River Lea Park, Cody Dock, Bow Creek Ecology Park, Royal Docks, Siemens Urban Sustainability Centre, Thames Barrier Park, Brick Lane Music Hall, London City Airport, Beckton Alps and St Mary Magdalene Church (Grade I listed).Although intended for adults the rides are suitable for older children accompanied by a parent or guardian.Dr Bike (free cycle safety check) will be available from 9am before the ride.Bernard McDonnellEmma HarperNewham Cyclists07947236965