Join us on Saturday 29 March 2014 for an easy going ride around suburban South London looking at the surviving medieval and Tudor buildings from Croydon to Cheam.
Despite the passage of time many buildings still remain dating from this period when Croydon was a significant market town and home to the Archbishop of Canterbury at Croydon Palace.
Archbishop John Whitgift, set up a foundation to provide charitable care for residents. The buildings constructed by the Whitgift Foundation such as the almshouses (pictured) will be amongst those we visit on this ride along with Croydon Minster, All Saints Church in Carshalton and Whitehall in Cheam.
This ride will explore some of the lesser-visited parts of South London travelling down, in many cases, quiet lanes through suburbia. This ride is suitable for all riders and all types of bike.
Join us for this easy going ride.
Meet Saturday 29 March 2014 10:15am (for 10:30) at Streatham Common Station. Or meet us at East Croydon station at 10:50.
We will stop for lunch at about 1pm at the Little Windsor pub in
Greyhound Road, Sutton, and end at about 4pm in Cheam, returning from a
railway station in Cheam or Sutton or cycling back to Lambeth.
Please make sure your bike is in good order. This ride will be led by Anthony
Gilmour - contact 0795 1572330.