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Newham Ride – Tour de France themed
6th July 2014 @ 10:00 - 16:00Free
This ride will be a little bit different to our usual ‘Newham Ride’. Â We applied for – and received – some funding from the Newham ‘Let’s Get the Party Started’ fund and so we are laying on a French breakfast (coffee and croissants) at Moka East at the View Tube before the ride. Â Breakfast will be served from 9.30am.
We are also encouraging new or aspiring cyclists by providing a limited amount of free bike hire.
Most importantly, we want everyone to embrace the spirit of ‘Le Tour’ either by wearing a yellow/green/polka dot jersey, or by dressing to the nines in French chic, or of course, embracing the stereotype and donning beret and string of onions! Â (Alternatively you might be tempted by Bradley Wiggins sideburns).
A leisurely, mostly off road Â ride, with cafe stops. Â We start at the View Tube on the Greenway, and tour the sites of interest in and around Newham. Â We will also see areas of future development. Â The ride will visit the Olympic Park, Three Â Mills, Cody Dock, Bow Ecology Park, East India Dock, Trinity Buoy Wharf, the Royal Docks (including the Siemens Urban Sustainability Centre) Â Thames Barrier Park, Brick Lane Music Hall, London City Airport, the Beckton Alp, and Â St Mary Magdalene Church and nature reserve.
Although intended for adults, the rides are suitable for older children accompanied by a parent or guardian.
Hire bikes and special needs bikes are available by prearrangement.