Sunday, 18 May 2014

FREE Brixton Neighbourhood Ride - Sun 18 May 2014

All are welcome on this free family-friendly ride on Sunday 18 May gently exploring Brixton and its neighbouring area.

We'll see a few of Brixton's fantastic and long-lasting murals and rock down to Electric Avenue (as Eddy Grant sang); and touch upon sugar lumps and ice cubes. We'll discover the planned route for an urban motorway, cross an underground river, see the last 'old style' windmill in inner London, and pass by houses where Charlie Chaplin and David Bowie lived.

The ride starts at the junction of Brixton Road and St John's Crescent, SW9, by Max Roach Park. Arrive from 10 am onward for a bike check; the ride will set off promptly at 10.30am and cover about four miles over a couple of hours.Riders of all ages are welcome on the ride, but under 16s must be accompanied by an adult. To book a free place visit the Cycle Confident website.

FREE Chelsea Fringe Ride, Sun 18 May 2014

Join me on a bespoke Chelsea Fringe at Nine Elms on the South Bank Cycling Tour – stopping off at a number of fringe projects as well as pointing out places of interest and pop-up bits of guerrilla gardening.

Meeting outside the Garden Museum by Lambeth Bridge at 2pm, the gently-paced 11 mile ride starts at 2.15pm and will amble down towards Battersea Park and back, ending up at the Tea House Theatre in Vauxhall around 5pm

 Along the ways we'll visit a Doorstep Green

explore a community garden

mosy around Bonnington Square

spy upon rooftop gardens

gaze up at wall gardens

visit an edible bus stop

and see much more

To book a free place on the ride email with Chelsea Fringe Ride in the header and the names of participants in the message. Numbers are limited and you will receive an email letting you know if you have a place. Bikes are not provided so you will need to bring your own or use a Cycle Hire bike (docking stations nearby). Should you or any of your party need to drop out subsequently please let me know so I can offer the place to another person.