Saturday 17th February 2018 9:30am

Starting from - Cyclists in Southwark was brought to its knees by a mass boycott of its rides about 6 months ago. There is now an urgent need for us to call a short AGM to hand the group over to an elected Chairman, Secretary and Treasurer. We will first call for a volunteer to write up the AGM minutes - if we can't find one, the meeting will be very short indeed! If we fail to hold the AGM, we keep on trying to organise one every Saturday morning at Southwark Healthy Ride start points until we succeed. Meet at Cutty Sark Gardens by the entrance to the Greenwich Foot Tunnel, SE10 9HT

This Cyclists in Southwark (@dogbellcrew) ride is open for anyone to join

  • 33.7 miles
  • All bike types
  • 5 hr

Starting point

SE10 9DR

This ride will be preceded with a short Cyclists in Southwark AGM.

Nigel Bee will be standing down as Chairman of Cyclists in Southwark but will be willing to stand for reelection. He will call for volunteers to be Chairman, Secretary and Treasurer of Cyclists in Southwark. People standing for election to these posts will all need to be proposed and seconded by someone present at the meeting.

We will then proceed with a ride to the mysterious source of the River Quaggy. Discovering this Barry Mason ride is a bit like finding a lost manuscript to a famous composer - it astonishes me that, to the best of my knowledge, no one has done this ride in the last six years since Barry died. Why should be just be doing his Christmas Day and Midsummer Madness rides, when there is also Source of the Quaggy ride? So, to make amends, we will be setting out on an expedition to find the Holy Grail of cycling in SE London - the source of the River Quaggy. We will discover that, in Bromley, this river meanders in a way that other rivers can only dream of.

We will start by following the Waterlink Way to Beckenham Place Park, Shaftesbury Park and Elmstead Wood and we will then continue on to find glimpses of the Quaggy at Chislehurst, Jubilee Country Park, Petts Wood and Locksbottom, where the source of the river can be found.

We will then cycle to High Elms and stop for a refreshment break there. We will then return to Cutty Sark Gardens via the Wilberforce Oak, the source of the Ravensbourne at the Keston Lakes and Bromley.

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