Deep South East London to High Downs North - Strong Plus

Sunday 25th November 2012 at 9.00am 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
North side of Manor House Gardens (by Pistachio's Cafe) Old Road SE13 5SY
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.
3 hours 0 mins  (2 hours 20 mins cycling)
Bike Type You probably don’t want to drag your road bike across bumpy trails. Maybe you want to make the most of the suspension on your mountain bike. This helps you match your ride to your bike.
Suitable for Child Trailers
Sky Ride Local
Guided Rides Great routes and support from trained leaders


Sky Ride Local in Lewisham

Challenging rides on the road for adults only If you've been riding a road bike for a while, and perhaps been thinking about joining a cycling club, these rides – brand new for 2012 – are for you. The prospect of a speedy pace over twenty to fifty miles, and the strong likelihood of some hills thrown in along the way, means our Ride Strong Plus rides are not for the faint-hearted.

A challenging route from the heart of South East London into rural Kent, and back again! After a steady climb out of built up London, through to Bromley, the buildings give way to trees and fields and it's hard to believe you're only 40 minutes from London. Please note: the route stops just short of the North Downs but there are still some extremely steep hills! Definitely a ride for those who like a challenge!

If you've already tried one of our Ride Strong Plus rides and you're ready for the next challenge, why not try a British Cycling Sportive?

Additional Information

As these are adult only rides, designed for cyclists progressing from the standard Ride Strong level, the pace of the ride could increase to 15mph at the discretion of the Ride Leader.

Helmets must be worn by all under 18's regardless of ride level.
Please bring equipment with you to repair punctures, Ride Leaders are there to help but are not responsible for your bike.
All rides leave at the time stated you must arrive early Ride Leaders will not wait.

Nearest Train Station
Hither Green, 0.6 miles 

Meet the Ride Leaders

  • Simon Scott
    Simon Scott Hi my name is Simon , I have been cycling in some form most of my life ...... I have tried most things from track to mountain and now even Boris biking and managed to enjoy them all . I am really excited about getting people onto their bikes and having fun, as thats what cycling is all about ,the fitness side is just a bonus ! I look forward to meeting lots of people this Summer and having some fun .
  • Monjurul Haque
    Monjurul Haque
  • Dennis Rink
    Dennis Rink - Hi. I have been cycling since I was at primary school. I ride off-road and on-road, but mountain-biking is my passion. I have twice finished the Cape Epic, an eight-day 500-mile stage race in South Africa. I worked for 33 years as a journalist, and now

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