Tour de Penge – 11th June 2017

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Penge Cycle Club announces 11th Tour de Penge
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!

Partners
We have great support from the local London Cycling Campaign Group: Bromley Cyclists and Bromley Council’s Sustainable Transport Team, along with the support of many of our neighbouring cycle clubs, including regular partners, Bigfoot CC from Bromley. Local police will also be on hand to get us off to a good start and help us on the route.

The ride is free to enter.
To sign up early please complete this registration form and email it to tourdepenge@pengecc.org before Thursday 1st June or just print it off and bring it with you on the day to save time completing forms when you arrive – REGISTRATION FORM.

Children must be accompanied by an adult. Please bring puncture repair kit, spare inner tubes. We recommend you wear a helmet, wear suitable wet weather gear or sun cream if it’s sunny and bring a drink and some ice-cream money.
We will have Dr Bike at the start to help sort any simple mechanical problems but do make sure to check your bikes over before the day.
We will also be selling Tour de Penge t-shirts on the day at the start and finish – kids and adult sizes all for £10 each – or if you wish to buy and collect beforehand contact us by email at tourdepenge@pengecc.org (Sizes = kids M(7-8yrs), L(9-11yrs), XL(12-13yrs) and adults S, M and L). There will be other Penge CC branded kit available on the day too.

So, dust down your bike, get those tyres pumped up and the chain oiled and get ready for a great day out.

For any offers of help, as a marshal, support driver or general helper or for further information, contact:
Conor Crossinggum – conor197@outlook.com
James Hanscomb – jameshanscomb@hotmail.com
Louisa Harding – hardinglouisa@gmail.com
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