The River Lea (East London Nature Trail)

  • September 22, 2013 · 10:30 AM
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Start point for this ride will be Turkey Street Station, but those in London meetup outside McDonalds, Liverpool Street Station train departs 10:55 Platform 3.

Description:

Meet up at Liverpool Street Station we travel up by train to Turkey Street Station (approximately 25 minutes and £7 train fare).

 

(Not our video and not the exact route but we doff our cap to the creator)

At the picturesque Enfield Lock we join the River Lea (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/River_Lea) in under 1 minute, following the calm river and natural trail for approximately 13 miles to Lime house Basin.

After that you have the option of heading home or continuing around the Isle of Dogs, under the Greenwich Tunnel (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Greenwich_foot_tunnel few steps and bikes may have to be carried) popping us out by the famous and recently renovated Cutty Sark (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cutty_Sark ... a valuable piece of history or the Transit van of its day).

This is where I suggest we have Lunch. There are plenty of places to sit out in the sun and lots of places to grab food.

Once we have had lunch it will be a gentle ride back in to central London which entails a small bit of road (1 mile, Greenwich to Plough Way) and then in to the back streets of Canada Water, Bermondsey, London Bridge and ending up at Waterloo.

The route would be suitable for mountain bikes, hybrids, folding and road bikes.

We 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 (www.tfl.gov.uk) checking engineering works that day too.

The route may vary a little due to challenges we hit on the day and each rider is responsible for their own health & safety.

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.

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  • Nathan

    Thanks to all those that attended. Have to say I found the ride a little challenging but still fun. Hope everyone got home safe and see you at the next one !

    September 23, 2013

  • Z

    Good ride, great route. Had fun.

    September 23, 2013

  • Ruihua W.

    Good ride! Nice to meet you all and hope to explore other parts of London with you guys again.

    September 22, 2013

  • Kate M.

    Thanks for organising Nathan. Sorry to leave before the end. Had some with to do so thought I'd get back and get them over with!

    September 22, 2013

  • Justin A.

    I'll meet you all at Turkey Street.

    September 22, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    My rear disc brakes are faulty. Hope someone can take my place.

    September 21, 2013

  • Kate M.

    I'll meet you at Turkey Street.

    September 21, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    Sadly I am down with flu which looks like is here to stay. Very disappointed but hope someone can take my place. Have fun!

    September 21, 2013

  • Z

    Hi Alannah,
    Miriam and I will be arriving at London Bridge station at 10:06 to ride to Liverpool street from there. If you like we could meet you there... maybe just outside the station where the bus park is? from there we can ride across london bridge towards bank. my email is [masked] and mobile 07596141116. let us know.

    Seymour & Miriam

    September 21, 2013

    • Alannah

      Hi Z, emailed you just now. Hope you have received message.

      September 21, 2013

  • Z

    [masked]... (just noticed an error in my email address)

    September 21, 2013

  • Alannah

    Hi all, hope this is ok to ask Nathan. If anyone going from London Bridge to Liverpool Street, and since we are not allow to take bikes on the underground, would like to cycle together to Liverpool Street?

    September 20, 2013

  • Judith

    Hi Nathan
    My name is Judith
    It is my first time cycling with you all
    I am looking forward to meeting you and of course cycling
    Is it possible that I can have your telephone no.
    Just in Case I cannot find you on Sunday morning ?
    My number
    Is [masked]

    Thanks
    Best regards. See you sunday
    Judith

    September 19, 2013

    • Nathan

      Hey Judith ... so this event its largely all newbies, I think I recognise only a couple of faces that have been before. So you wont be alone :)

      September 19, 2013

  • Clair

    Hi there I'm Clair and this will be my first ride with you all so I wave a big "hello" and can't wait to start. I'll be on the bianchi road bike with a pink altura jacket on so come and say hi!
    Looking forward to seeing you all soon. Clair

    September 18, 2013

  • Claire c.

    I've had a couple of emails saying spots available but when I check its still saying wait list only. May I come please?
    Claire[masked]

    September 18, 2013

  • YuMei

    Hi I haven't bought bike yet , will it be okey if I just ride the Barkley's bike for this trip ?

    cheers

    September 17, 2013

    • Nathan

      Dont see why not although they always look very heavy to me

      September 18, 2013

  • Cheryl

    Hi love the idea of cycling to Greenwich along the river; as I live in Tottenham Hale would it be possible to meet you all near me? And is there an option to cycle back the same way? I couldn't cycle across London from Waterloo.

    September 9, 2013

    • Nathan

      Train gets in at 11:15 to Turkey Street. Its a very small station so you shouldnt miss several cyclists exiting. My number will be posted closer to the event ...

      September 15, 2013

    • Ruihua W.

      Thank you, Nathan.

      September 15, 2013

  • Kate M.

    Excellent, been a bit slack planning the route and you've done it. Thanks Nathan, this looks great. Sorry if you were waiting on me.

    September 9, 2013

  • Carsten

    Shame I can't make this, hopefully you'll rerun later.

    September 8, 2013

  • Kate

    Unfortunately I'll be in Portugal ;-)

    September 8, 2013

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