What could be better than a great day out cycling along leafy lanes or by a seaside vista, a decent pub lunch and all in great company. The accent is social with some pleasant exercise too.

Our first Barts Cycle Ride:

Ashford and across the Kent marshes to Camber and Rye. April 9th

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 Snaps from the day

On April 9th Barts wheeled away from London in the choir's first cycling Sunday, simply for the social fun of it all. Though we'll say we welcomed the exercise too! We were blessed with excellent weather, sunshine and blue skies all day. We went by High Speed train from St Pancras to Ashford - just a half hour to the middle of rural Kent. The 150 mph journey was followed by feet to the pedals at an average speed of less than 10 mph across Romney Marsh, so it was none too strenuous. One of the rest stops was more of a rest ride (!) as we took the miniature train which trundles from Hythe to St Mary's, bikes stored in a separate carriage that was attached for us. Then it was back to peddling along country lanes in the direction of the Star Inn at St Mary's in the Marsh for a splendid pub lunch with vegi options. The final ride was along to Camber Sands with its beachside cycle way, before heading on to Rye and the train journey home..

Our Next Rides - and you are very welcome!

June 18th         July 23rd        Aug 13th

Our aim is a great day out! So with the fickle nature of UK weather we keep an eye on the forecast and then head to the best area, reasonably close to London, for a route which includes as many traffic-free byways as possible on good surface tracks.

Starting at Kings Cross/St Pancras just before 10 am gives us an option of direct trains for an under one hour's journey to the Kent Coast, Sussex Lanes or the Fens north of Cambridge - where we'll follow a planned route, stopping off for lunch at a rural location.

If you have a bike - great - if not, it's possible to hire one at a reasonable rate from 'On Your Bike' at London Bridge. We can get a group discount on rail travel but together with lunch you should allow about £30 to £40 for the day out.

You'll find a warm welcome and not too much 'music speak' - it's a chance to find what else we might have in common. Spouses / partners are welcome too. If you would like to join one of our upcoming rides, please complete your selection (any or all) below. You'll be asked to select the day(s) and then check out - the software is a bit like an e-commerce site. Please follow it through. We'll ask for your contribution to the day's expenses after the ride.

Reserve your ride(s) here

Walker?

A few members have suggested they would enjoy a rural ramble. If there's enough interest we'll look at setting up a summer 'fair weather' walk or two.

If you are interested in the idea please send an email to  and tell us us what distance you like to walk. Say 2 or 3 miles, up to 5 miles or up to 10 miles. With your response to hand we can look at something that works well across the choir