Ride number one, planned by Wheelie Boarder and myself. A route we discovered by purposely getting lost heading to a mates house near the Olympic Park. Starting at Cycle PS we headed down Kimpton road towards New Church Rd and then hammered it through the darkness of Burgess Park. A quick jump across the road and we ended up on my favourite short cut heading towards Peckham Library, The Surrey Canal path. At the library we turned left towards Queens Rd Peckham station hanging a left before the station and Beer Rebellion and shooting down to Asylum tavern and Brimmington Park. On the otherside of the park we were back on the main road cruising up to New Cross and a left turn at the New Cross Inn. This took us down to Fordham Park and through to Douglas way and Deptford High St and The Birds Nest. After that we hung left back on the main road and then onto Greenwich High Road. Flying fast, past all the evening drinkers of Greenwich we shot through the village coming back out the other side looking for our left turn down Lassell Street and our first stop, The Cutty Sark.
After a little tipple in the Sark it was down to the Greenwich tunnel which we approached via Crowleys Warf, cutting through Greenwich University. Thankfully the tunnel lift was quiet and our small crew fitted in easily allowing us to track stand all the way down to the depths. Cold and quiet we shot through the tunnel and out onto the North bank and the next step of our adventure along the riverside starting at Newcastle Draw Dock and ending at Blue Bridge. The weather was beautiful and the lights from the O2 shone bright against the nights sky. Next on our path was Blackwall way and a route up to Bow Creek traversing The River Lea and taking us up Newham Way. Now on Stephenson street we were running strong and nearing our next destination. Passing The Durham Arms, possibly one of the scariest pubs I've ever seen, we hung left onto Cody Road powering on till we arrived at our next stop, the dead end and The Imperial Gas light and Coke company, pictures please!
After a short break we left our historic stop and pedalled on to our next stop The Galvanisers. Traversing the River Lea once again and then ducking under the A12 we arrived at The Galvanisers for a short break. Still warm, we sat outside enjoying the clear evening sky and discussing the next leg of our journey.