Saturday 13th October 2012 10:00am

Starting from - , RM13 9HY

  • Distance (miles) 7
  • Level 0
  • Bike types All bike types
  • Duration minutes 120
  • Location London

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Starting point

Rainham C2C Train Station (by platform 1 - London bound)
Ferry Lane
Rainham
Essex
RM13 9HY

Rainham

If you’re fairly confident on your bike on dirt and gravel surfaces and ready to broaden your cycling horizons, our Off-Road Steady rides are ideal. At a comfortable pace, and possibly with some modest hills along the way, there is barely a metre of tarmac in sight on these rides so come and enjoy the scrunch of gravel and the squelch of mud under your tyres with us! Rides are between 6 and 15 miles long, at a moderate pace of between 7 and 10 miles an hour.

This is an off-road ride where you can spot a variety of interesting, sometimes rare, birds, mammals, reptiles and amphibians as well as bugs and beasties of all kinds. RSPB Rainham Marshes is just a stone's throw from London, easily accessible by public transport, on foot and by bike. Located on ancient marshland nestled beside the river Thames, it really is a special place to enjoy the great outdoors.

A new cycle route links the villages of Purfleet and Rainham. This runs beside the reserve, following the Thames, looping round and passing the WW2 concrete barges and the "diver".

The reserve itself offers a leisurely amble in a superb setting with fantastic facilities in the eco-friendly visitor centre where we will have time to stop and enjoy the cafe and shop.  For more information on Rainham Marshes RSPB Reserve please click on the link below.

https://www.rspb.org.uk/reserves/guide/r/rainhammarshes/

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