Nine new Southwark Healthy Rides for everyone

2008 Southwark Healthy Rides Credit: Southwark Cyclists

LCC local group Southwark Cyclists have put together a new 2008 series of nine free easy Southwark Healthy Rides.

They're designed for anyone who wants to use their bike more - but would like better cycling skills, experience and advice.

Starting 19 April, all these Saturday rides are free. There's no booking either. Just turn up on your bike, smiling. (If you need to rent a bike, you can download a list of bike hire shops in London using the link on the right.)

Southwark Cyclists are using professional police-checked trainers from Cycle Training UK to help on the rides and give cycling tips along the way. And you can talk to them direct about arranging more training if you need it.

They'll check all bikes from 10am onwards before the rides head off at 11am. The rides will be back at the start point by 3pm and will stop for a snack lunch along the way, and any other stops needed. The rides will be paced for all who turn up and are designed to be interesting, friendly and fun. No-one will get left behind.

These rides are for people to improve their bike skills and confidence.

And more experienced cyclists who simply want a slow local ride in good company are also very welcome.

The three starting points are Southwark Park cafe, Peckham Pulse and Dulwich Park cafe so as to cover the whole borough. Try as many of the rides as you can.

Southwark Cyclists say: "We hope you'll then want to try the many other Southwark Cyclists rides we run all year round. Even on 25 December. And it's really crafty... the last of the Healthy Rides is on the first Saturday of Bike Week 2008...and loads more rides!"

The nine Healthy Rides

All rides meet on Saturday at 10am for Dr Bike inspection and adjustments with an 11am ride start.


19th: Southwark Park Cafe.

26th: Peckham Pulse.


3rd: Dulwich Park Cafe.

10th: Peckham Pulse.

17th: Dulwich Park Cafe.

24th: Southwark Park Cafe.

31st: Peckham Pulse.


7th: Dulwich Park Cafe.

14th: Southwark Park Cafe.

Riders under 14 years of age must be with their parent or guardian. For more information follow the link to the Southwark Cyclists website on the right or phone Barry on 07905 889 005.