Our rides are now a Dog & Bell Crew rather than "Southwark" rides. Has been thus for the past few years. I'm still trying, so far without success, to get Southwark Cyclists involved in more social rides planning than Healthy Rides.

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Bar Italia 2022

A self-convening EGM for our cycling group. When a quorum is not met, the assembly can only take limited procedural actions. These limited actions are to fix the time to which to adjourn, adjourn, recess, or take measures to obtain a quorum, such as a motion that absent members be contacted during a recess. For pictures, see: https://www.strava.com/activities/7343438423

Whitechapel Station

Now that the Elizabeth Line goes to Whitechapel, it will be much easer for people to do the Tour of East End rides on the second Saturday of the month.

Lifts working

Please note that people who are members of Greenwich Cyclists are welcome to attend our rides, but they are not necessarily classed as members of our Group in terms of rights and obligations, as specified in the our constitution.

Wey Bridge Group

This ride was an experiment in democracy to see if the ride could be organised by our cycling group rather than by just one member of it. We tried out no publishing a weblink for the ride. However, five people did still turn up at the starting point at the Roehampton Gate Collicci Cafe, Richmond Park. On much of the early part of the ride, we met hundreds of runners who were carrying heavy rucksacks. It turned out they was running in a 100 mile ultramarathon along the Thames from Richmond to Oxford. We were told it's a toughie - if you do't complete the court within the time limit, the inflatable gateway at the end point for the race collapses and you have to go home, despite having to put a great deal of effort into doing the run. We only went a far as the River Wey, which is a tributary of Thames which runs alongside the Wey Navigation canal, which goes out to Guildford. We visited the very narrow Victorian Wey Bridge and then stopped off for a refreshment break at the Wilde Brunch Cafe at Walton Bridge. There is a ferry we could have used to get to the north bank of the Thames, but decided not to use it, using the Walton Bridge instead.

Farningham Group

Two can play the game of letting people come on rides as many times as they want to without having to be paid-up members of a local cycling club. On this ride, we had only sold one Billetto ticket and the ride was nearly cancelled, but, against all the odds, we were able to comply with the "Rule of 6"!

Swains Lane Group

Not to be outdone by 7 finest views of south London, we were able to take in two fine views of north London on our ride to the far north. It was reminiscent of a Southwark Healthy Ride +, as it started at 9.30am and we were back by 1pm. We were pleased that we did have more viewers than views - numbers were back to normal, with 8 people joining us for this ride. However, the jury is out as to whether we visited Swains Lane or Swain's Lane as both are shown on the various street signs and in Google. There was sting in the tail - we had to climb up to the Ridge to get back to Finsbury and Clissold Parks, before following the A10 back to the Needle.

Alexandra Place Group

Secret Nuclear Bunker

The Secret Nuclear Bunker Ride is an iconic ride, but there are fierce battles going on regarding how the revenue that accrues from doing such rides is distributed amongst the various cycling organisations. The ride used to be a Newhmam Cyclists/LCC one, but now a variant of the ride is being done by the "committeeless" London Clarion Cycle Club.

Embassy Gardens Group

Nine of us met up at the Southwark Needle at 11am to do this ride. The route and ride pictures are posted on Strava. Six of us continued all the way to Edgware Road, where we had a very reasonably priced Christmas Day lunch at the Beirut Cafe. This year Bermondsey Bill led a different ride - an LFGSS one that started at 9am at Oxford Circus. None of us were expecting LFGSS  to be a British Cycling affiliated club!

Blackbird Bakery Group

The East End and Southwark have a long history of welcoming outsiders. But what happens when two people who are outsiders to both places organise a ride there? Watch this space…