Clapham Common to Hyde Park and Brompton Cemetery

Friday 14th June 2013 at 9.45am This is what time the ride will set off. It’s best to get to the starting point at least 15 minutes beforehand to avoid missing the start.

Starting Point & Postcode
Clapham Common Bandstand, Clapham Common, London Borough of Lambeth, SW4 7AJ Nearest underground service - Clapham Common, Clapham North and Oval (Northern Line) and Stockwell (Northern and Victoria Lines). Nearest Barclays Cycle Hire docking stations are: Kennington Oval and Kennington Road Post Office.  SW4 7AJ
Overall Duration On a long ride, it’s sometimes good to have a little break in the middle, or maybe a catch up at the beginning or end to keep it sociable. This means that the overall ride duration may be longer than the actual cycling time.
1 hours 45 mins  (1 hours 45 mins cycling)
Breeze Bike Rides
Guided Rides Great routes and support from trained leaders

Wandsworth

Breeze Bike Rides in Wandsworth

PLEASE NOTE THAT THIS RIDE STARTS ON CLAPHAM COMMON, BUT FINISHES ON ST JOHNS HILL IN WANDSWORTH.

Starting at the Bandstand on Clapham Common, we will head down to Battersea Park, and over the River Thames on the lovely Albert Bridget.  Then we  weave our way through the back streets of Chelsea, Belgravia and Knightsbridge to enter Hyde Park and do a loop up to Hyde Park Corner, along the Serpentine and over to the Round Pond. 

We'll leave Hyde Park near Kensington Palace, and then take quiet residential streets through South Kensington before cycling through the unusual surroundings of Brompton Cemetery. whose elaborate Victorian gravestones and buildings have hosted a number of films including scenes in Goldeneye, The Wings of the Dove and Johnny English.

We then go past Imperial Wharf and Chelsea Harbour before crossing the river again at Wandsworth Bridge and finishing our ride at the Birdhouse Cafe on St John's Hill, where those who wish may enjoy a coffee and really delicious cakes.....

This ride is all on tarmac, and mostly flat other than a short climb up to St John's Hill at the end,  so suitable for all types of bikes. 

Be aware that the sections between Battersea Park and Hyde Park, and between Kensington Gardens and Brompton Cemetery can get quite busy with cars, vans and taxis.  We do our best to find the quietest route possible, avoiding main thoroughfares and bus routes as far as possible.  However this ride does go through central London, and inevitably on a weekday morning there will be some traffic. 

Be prepared for wet weather e.g.  warm gloves and socks, and a waterproof jacket.

We'll look forward to seeing you there!

Judith and Michelle and Georgina

 

Starting Point
Clapham Common Bandstand, Clapham Common, London Borough of Lambeth, SW4 7AJ Nearest underground service - Clapham Common, Clapham North and Oval (Northern Line) and Stockwell (Northern and Victoria Lines). Nearest Barclays Cycle Hire docking stations are: Kennington Oval and Kennington Road Post Office. 
Starting Postcode
SW4 7AJ

Meet the Champions

  • Judith  Kent
    Judith Kent When I hit 40, I got my family to buy me my first bike in 20 years so I could start commuting to work - with two small children at home it was the only way I could see to get some exercise into my daily routine. With the kids a little older, I then found I loved the cycling and wanted to do more - but got a bit bored going out on rides by myself. So I trained as a Breeze Champion and have really enjoyed getting out and exploring the parks and commons of South West London in company with other women. My rides start on either Wandsworth or Clapham Common, are always at a gentle pace, fit within school hours (for juggling mums like me) and finish with coffee at a local cafe. My profile picture shows me crossing the finish line at the Cycletta sportive on the Sussex Downs in September 2012. Five of us (complete sportive novices) from my regular Breeze rides thought we would give it a try, and we all made it round the 25 hilly miles.....what a sense of achievement.....Breeze rides can take you to unexpected places...!
  • Georgina Busch
    Georgina Busch Hi ladies, welcome to Breeze! I love riding my bike and encouraging others to take up two wheels! We are a fun group that always welcome new comers and no one's ever left behind. I hope to see you on one of our Breeze rides soon!
  • Michelle Miller
    Michelle Miller Having lived in Manhattan and Central London, it is just in the last few years that I've started cycling again. I so enjoyed the Breeze rides led by a fellow school mum, I decided to become a ride leader to keep sharing the thrill that comes with two wheels. My husband is a keen cyclist and we love passing the joy of cycling on to our two boys. See you soon! Michelle

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