The 2017 Tour de Penge – a free community bike ride from Penge to Greenwich and back – will take place on Sunday 11th June. Sign on in Penge Recreation Ground SE20 8HU from 08:30am with the ride starting at 9:30am.
The Tour de Penge is a popular fixture in the local calendar and is part of the annual Penge Festival, taking up to 300 cyclists of all ages and abilities on a guided, safe and off-road route from Penge to the iconic Cutty Sark in Greenwich and back, a round trip of 16 flat miles.
You don’t have to be a member of Penge Cycle Club to join in. For first timers, the revelation that you can cycle along canal paths and through parks all the way to the Thames will come as a wonderful surprise. For regular Tour riders, it is a great chance to enjoy a family ride, take in an ice cream and (hopefully) enjoy the sunshine.
Finish party – Alexandra Junior School, Cator Road, Sydenham, SE26 5DS
In a slight change from previous years, the tour will only stop for a short drink break in Greenwich and start the return in the same groups as on the outward ride. A big party is planned for the finish which will be at Alexandra Junior School in Penge. There will be BBQ food and drink so remember to bring some cash – which will also come in handy for ice-creams. We don’t have prices yet – but we’ll keep costs low. There are also some surprises planned to make a great day even more special. More details to follow!