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.