If you want to see the amazing evolution of the London Docklands then this route is for you. The route provides the full range from rustic derelict buildings, contemporary art, new converted warehouse ‘loft’ apartments’ and all set along the nature rich river.
Starting off at Waterloo we jump on to the South Bank and follow the river downstream, past the South Bank Centre, under the new eco Blackfriars station, past the Shakespeare Globe and Tate Modern through to London Bridge. There we cycle in front of the Mayors office along the river with great views of the Tower of London and London Bridge.
From London Bridge its back streets through Bermondsey, past ‘The Mayflower’ pub (http://themayflowerrotherhithe.com/) and Brunel Museum and into the South London Docklands area through to Deptford in to Greenwich.
We can then have a short rest break here (lost of shops, etc) and then continue the route around the Dome, through rustic docklands, under the new Thames Cable Car, past the London Yachting centre and numerous river abstract art works, ending up at the Thames Barrier (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Thames_Barrier).
To be honest there isn’t a lot to see at the end apart from the barrier, so it will be a quick turnaround back to Greenwich for Lunch.
The route is a mixture of tarmac and track and therefore would be suitable for mountain bikes, hybrids, folding and road bikes.
The route may vary a little due to challenges we hit on the day and each rider is responsible for their own health & safety.
I have scheduled the event for this time to maximise quieter trains and roads. In terms of how you get to the start and from the finish I would recommend using the London TFL website.
The event will be cancelled giving a minimum of 48 hours notice if there is a risk of bad weather. By the same token, if you do not plan to attend please change your RSVP.
Map of the Route - https://maps.google.co.uk/maps/ms?msid=208581985762937908080.0004daf78f839bdeb46de&msa=0