Monday, 14 April 2014
A free seven mile ride for those who live, work or study in Westminster covering highlights of its rock and pop history.
Along the way we'll pass the location of the Beatles last performance, discover how Handel and Hendrix are linked, spot the studio where the first three Queen albums were recorded, and visit the world's most famous Zebra crossing.
Book on the Cycle Confident website
This ride zig-zags madly so you can chance upon 26 and more historical and quirky places in alphabetical order (except X, sorry).
From Architecture to Blake
the Canterbury Music Hall
and the home of Drugs
En-route we'll visit the true centre of London, see the grand entrance to the Necropolis (the railway for the dead) and spot astronauts in trees.
Accompanied by experienced cycling instructors the ride will cover a dozen or so miles within a very small area, mainly on quiet back streets.
Extend your familiarity with bollards, crossings, grit boxes and other essential aspects of the streetscape. Along the way we’ll discover the first place in the world to have traffic lights, and stumble across the likes of the Duke of Wellington’s Mounting Block.
We will also visit the English Heritage Carscapes exhibition en-route, so you'll need to bring £4.20 or an English Heritage membership card to gain admittance, plus some money for lunch (or a packed lunch).
There is no need to book for this free c10 mile ride, just turn up from 10.15 for a 10.30 am departure from the entrance to Vauxhall Pleasure Gardens next to the Royal Vauxhall Tavern, 372 Kennington Lane, London SE11 5HY. The ride will end around 4pm near the Elephant and Castle.