The Bike Train uses the lovely segregated cycle lanes up St Georges Way and Blackfriars Road. Come with us and learn off-road and segregated routes to Kings Cross via Blackfriars. We bike-buddy riders to their final destination. Escorted all the way and totally free.
The Bike Train is at an earlier time than last year due to and inexplicable popular demand to get out of bed earlier. That means 7.45am from Nunhead station, 7.55am from Peckham Rye Station and 7.55am from Denmark Hill Station. The Peckham Rye and Denmark Hill lines join in Burgess Park which is why its OK that they start at the same time.
The starting point in Peckham is the bike stands behind McDonalds and at Denmark Hill from outside the cafe in Windsor Walk. Camberwell Grove and Windsor Walk have both been closed since we started so this route keeps getting better.
Our route takes us through two parks, up a traffic calmed back street, onto the on-pavement cycling lanes on the New Kent Road, around the Elephant and Castle by-pass and onto the still lovely but no longer so new segregation up St Georges Way and Blackfriars Road. All legal and all as safe as your mother would make it.
We get to Blackfriars at 8.30am and then a group goes north to Kings Cross and anyone who wants can be buddied wherever they want. Return rides arranged on request. For further details or to book your place text 07842 640 207 (me). Or just turn up.
The google map of the route is here: [www.google.com
]. The bit from North Dulwich runs by arrangement. Just ask.
And the cycle.travel map is here: [cycle.travel
]. The info with the map says we do 500m on major roads so it may not know about the on-pavement cycle lanes on the New Kent Road and 130m pushing. No pushing. Im fine to push when required but its not required.
Our website with info on all the stuff we do is here: [southwarkcyclists.org.uk