Tag: Cycling in London

Tandem Adventures

The house is strangely quiet, the skies are leaden; perfect conditions for a quick blog post (it’s that or clean my chain!).  I’ve just said good-bye to my brother Stephen, and Sister-in-law Kate, after a weekend visit with their 30 year old tandem called…

An Adventure Bike tour of South London

A friend of mine recently returned from an epic adventure, cycling alone from Amritsar, via the Hill Stations of North India, to Kathmandu, and having returned home to no job, I invited her on a mid-week adventure road-bike ride.  I wrongly assumed she would…

Up the Ravensbourne

….and down the Darent.  That was the plan.  As part of my scheme to ride to the source of all the rivers entering the Thames along its passage through London, I thought I would start at Deptford and finish at Dartford; going up one…

Hoo Dunnit!

It was time to forge further east along the Thames and pick up a Thames-side route from Dartford to Rochester, and with the days getting longer and the weather forecast set fair, I seized the day. My mission was to stick close to the…

The Milk Churn Loop

This blog post records a winter ride with the Bella Velo cycle club.  Links to topics in this post include: The Rocks and Rivers. Maps of the ride showing what lies beneath the fields and tarmac (or what a ‘resting Geologist’ gets up to…

To Dartford (and not beyond)

After the surprise delight of my first trip ‘up east’, I decided to extend my route beyond Woolwich, with the original plan of getting to East Tilbury, via the Tilbury Ferry from Gravesend.  I was becoming increasingly aware of the disappearing summer, with every…

Going ‘Up East’

I think I’m at the start of a love affair.  I decided to ride to a friend’s house in Wanstead a few weeks ago and planned a route that was as traffic-free as possible.  It took me through parts of London that I had…