Friends Ride: An East London Excursion

Join other listeners and friends of The Bike Show on a leisurely 35 kilometre ride this Saturday 24th September.

We’ll meet at Look Mum No Hands! at 49 Old Street at around half past nine and set off not long after. We’ll head east along the canals, through Victoria Park, over the Lea Navigation and up onto the Greenway, past the Olympic stadium and the Joseph Bazalgette’s nineteenth century temple of sewage (pictured above). With the Beckton Alp in view we’ll turn south and ride through a park, past pylons and horses and around the Royal Albert Docks and the University of East London. The Woolwich free ferry will take us across the River to lunch by the river at the Anchor and Hope in Charlton. Then it’s upstream past the Thames Barrier, through Greenwich, Rotherhithe and Bermondsey to end up at Resonance FM for a quick studio tour and perhaps a lemonade at a nearby pub.

Bring a bike with pumped up tyres, a spare inner tube and some wet weather clothes if it looks like it might rain.

If you are joining us, please drop an email to If you can’t make the start, try to join us en route. Email for a mobile phone number.