Steve’s Ride Report – River Ride

River ride 10th July

Both sides of the Thames between Greenwich and Wooliwch, using the foot tunnel and the Woolwich Ferry.
Although only 7 came on this ride, one member had travelled across London from Ealing to join us. The weather was warm and humid with some fine rain, but still comfortable riding conditions. We followed the rive Lea down as far as the Limehouse Cut at Bow Docks, where we did the usual loop back to the east bank of the Lea, and Cody Dock. A lovely ride along the Thames down to the Greenwich foot tunnel, where the lift was not working and we had to carry our bikes. Then east along the south bank of the thames to the cafe at the cable car stop by the O2. At Woolwich we took the ferry across and rode past the Tate and Lyle refinery, crossing the vast docks, where next week the Great London Swim takes place. Through to Beckton Alps, where the cycle path is in sore need of repair, across the A13 we picked up the Greenway, one of the best cycling highways in London, back to Stratford where the ride finished and this photo was taken

River Ride 10.07.16