26th June 2010

Part of the London Festival of Architecture

Meet 10am at Leon’s bar/cafe on Sumner Street behind Tate Modern for easy paced, all day, much stopping, exploring ride along the Thames Path.

Hosted by: van Heyningen and Haward Architects

The route, devised by van Heyningen and Haward Architects and Barry Mason of Southwark Cyclists, will take us through Rotherhithe to Deptford Dockyard and Greenwich’s World Heritage Site, round the perimeter of the O2, past the Thames Flood Barrier, to Woolwich Dockyard then Woolwich Arsenal. Then over the Woolwich Free Ferry and the Royal Docks and London City Airport to a lunch stop at Barking Riverside, the site of the emerging 10,000 home eco town and vHH’s Neighbourhood Centre. Then to the RSPB bird reserve at Rainham Marshes for tea at vHH’s Visitor Centre. Then back to Tower Bridge home on the bike lanes of the A13 via the Lea Crossing, North Barrier Park and the Wapping Ornamental Canals. Pub option after.

Just over 40 miles in all. Lots of train stations en route and at the halfway stage for those who don’t want to do the whole ride. Suitable for all types of bike, not a race, paced for all but not so slow as to get nowhere.

Van Heyningen and Haward Architects and Southwark Cyclists, in partnership with London Borough of Barking & Dagenham and Barking Riverside Ltd.

More information about booking can be found on the London Festival of Architecture website.