ROBERT ELMS, WAYNE HEMINGWAY AND SUSTRANS WILL GO ON A 8 MILE BIKE TOUR THROUGH LONDON TOWN, DOWN TO THE URBAN VILLAGE FETE.
ON SUNDAY MAY 21ST they will take to the streets of London to the Emirates cable car, where you will cross over the River Thames to Greenwich Peninsula. The tour will continue around ecology park, home to a fascinating variety of wildlife and conclude at the Urban Village Fete, where general jollity will commence.
Check it out this wonderful way to get to the event:
- St Paul's Cathedral - After Old St Paul’s was destroyed in the Great Fire of London in 1666 Sir Christopher Wren was charged with the creation of its replacement. This London landmark still dominates the city of the skyline, with views of the building being protected in law.
- Cycle Superhighway 3: One of the longest segregated cycleways in Europe. When complete it will run from Acton to Barking
- Tower Bridge - Opened in 1894, this iconic bridge was designed to allow ships to freely move into the Pool of London. Even to this day the bridge is opened for river traffic an average of 1000 times a year.
- Cable Street - Site of the famous battle between Oswald Mosley’s Blackshirts and local anti-fascist groups in October 1936
- Limehouse Basin - The link between the Regents Canal and the River Thames. This was once the main entry point to all of Britain’s canal network from the Thames.
- The Grapes pub - One of London’s oldest pubs. With great views out over Old Father Thames, this 500 year old pub was once a haunt of Charles Dickens himself and is even referenced in his novel ‘Our Mutual Friend’
- Rotherhithe-Canary Wharf cycle and pedestrian bridge (site of) - A brand-new project developed by Sustrans to create the only bridge in London, East of Tower Bridge. Once built the bridge will enable 13,000 trips to be made by foot or bicycle each day.
- Docklands - Was once the largest port in the world bringing in goods from all over the globe to Britain.
- Emirates Air Line - The only urban cable car in the UK. The 1 kilometre line crosses the Thames at a height of up to 90 metres- which is taller than the O2 area itself!