Rotherhithe to Peckham Routes - Southwark Healthy Ride
Easy paced, 10 mile, ride using mostly quiet roads and paths. Start/finish at Deal Porter Square, next to Canada Water Library and opposite CW Station (SE16 7AR). Part of the regular Saturday Morning Healthy Rides Programme of Southwark Cyclists, more information at www.healthyrider.weebly.com
Rotherhithe to Peckham Routes
The Mayor has announced funding for a new cycle route from Rotherhithe to Peckham. This ride will look at existing routes and at places where new developments offer opportunities to improve routes or provide additional quality cycle path. Plan is to go from Canada Water to Peckham, then back all the way to the Thames by a different route, then return to Canada Water.
We will look at the site proposed in the Canada Water Masterplan (for the redevelopment of the Surrey Quays Shopping Centre and the Printworks) for a new pedestrian/cycle route from Canada Water to Lower Rd. Then through Southwark Park to Drummond Rd. Will have a look at the old Peak Frean Biscuit Factory where a new ped/cycle route through railway arches to Blue Anchor Lane is planned. Will finish the outward leg at Peckham Rye Station. On the return plan to look at the route of the proposed Peckham Coal Line from Rye Lane to Queens Rd. Then down Asylum Rd, across to the paths through Bridgehouse Meadows and on to Surrey Quays. Next follow the NR425 route past Greenland Dock, through Russia Woodland to the Thames at Durands Wharf. This is the original location proposed for the Rotherhithe-Canary Wharf Bridge. Complete the ride by returning through Russia Woodland to Canada Water with a look at the proposed alignment of the “Greenway” through the old Printworks site.
Any easy ride of 9 miles with plenty off-road. Route with annotation at https://goo.gl/5yFntw
Bruce Lynn, 07729 279 945