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RIP Farmer Barry

Barry Mason, manager of Surrey Docks City Farm in London, workaholic public servant, and tireless cycling and environmental campaigner, is no more. Barry died while swimming in the sea off the coast of Asturias, and the London cycling community will miss him dearly. Our Barry was an extrovert and prickly character, with a reputation for […]

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Cycle ride: Locks, Docks and One Smoking Ferry

Where: Locks, Docks and One Smoking Ferry When: Sunday 25 June 2017 Meet: 10:00 @ Cutty Sark Gardens, SE10 9LW (by the foot tunnel entrance) It has been nearly three years since I left the Great Wen for pastures East Anglian, and I so miss leading social cycle rides for the Dog & Bell Crew. […]

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Cycle ride: Locks, Docks & One Smoking Ferry afterworker

Where: Locks, Docks & One Smoking Ferry afterworker When: Thursday 3 April 2014 Meet: 18:30 @ Cutty Sark Gardens, SE10 9LW (by the foot tunnel entrance) Spring has sprung, so it’s time for some mid-week afterworker rides. My first for 2014 will be a variation on the late Barry Mason’s Locks, Docks and One Smoking […]

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Mithrasmas Mass 2013 – a Christmas Day cycle ride in London

What: Mithrasmas Mass 2013 When: Wednesday 25 December 2013 Meet: 10:00 @ Cutty Sark Gardens, London SE10 9LW Esteemed Velopedists of Greater Londinium, The festive season approacheth, and the Southeast London Commissariat for Social Cycle Rides Planning (aka the Dog & Bell Crew) invites you to join many, various and adventurous local cyclists for a […]

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Midsummer Madness – London cyclists to greet the solstice dawn

With Britain’s cold, wet spring now a fading memory, we can all look forward to midsummer. Friday 21 June 2013 is the longest day of the year, and since time immemorial people of all faiths and none have marked the occasion of the summer solstice by rising to greet the dawn. London cyclists do this […]

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Cycle ride: Locks, Docks & One Smoking Ferry, Sunday 12 May 2013

Following Monday’s 120 kilometre epic, my next ride for the Dog & Bell Crew will be a short and leisurely London loop, being a variation on the late Barry Mason’s Locks, Docks and One Smoking Ferry ride. Only 45 kilometres or thereabouts (70 Li), but still worth getting out of bed for. Starting at Cutty […]

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Mithrasmas Mass and the need for amphibious bicycles

The Thames Path on Tuesday morning was almost as wet as the adjacent river. Torrential rain deterred many of those who had previously expressed an interest in joining the xmas day ride through London. Not even the promise of movie stardom could persuade them otherwise. For the 13 who departed from Cutty Sark Gardens in […]

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Mithrasmas Mass 2012 & Christmas in a Day

What: Mithrasmas Mass – a Christmas Day cycle ride in London When: Tuesday 25 December 2012 Meet: 10:00 @ Cutty Sark Gardens, London SE10 9LW Esteemed Velopedists, The Southeast London Commissariat for Social Cycle Rides Planning (aka Dog & Bell Crew) invites you to join many and various southeast London cyclists for the 11th Mithrasmas […]

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Dunwich or bust (or Dunwich and bust)

Later today I shall set off on a 200 kilometre cycle ride from London to Dunwich on the Suffolk coast. The Dunwich Dynamo, in which I have a miniscule role in the organisation, is a turn-up-and-go ride with over 1,000 participants. It’s not a race, and the mixed-ability mass of riders will spread out over […]

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