It's back for 2012! The first 'big ride of the scooter season'.
We meet at the iconic London Eye on the South Bank of the Thames River at 11am on Saturday March 24th.
The ride leaves at midday sharp, heads through London to end up at the magnificent Old Royal Naval College in the Royal Borough of Greenwich!
This is a once in a lifetime opportunity to park in the grounds of this amazing property, check out the history of this (soon to be) Olympic site and unwind with friends with a Hog Roast (outside) and some locally produced beer from the Meantime Brewery (indoors)...
Scooter competition: This year trophies are kindly sponsored by Raihna Santa Roast Hog and will be awarded for
Best Mod Scooter
Not only that, but our 'official' photographer and man about town, Darren Russell, will be providing the lucky winners with a printed photograph of their triumphant moment as part of the prize!
Marshals required. Please message me if available. Bar Italia meet sunday 11th and 18th to discuss.
Spread the word- it's gonna be a big one!
ROUTE- please print off for the day.
11am- Meet at Base of London Eye: Riverside Building, London SE1.
12pm SHARP depart Belvedere Road
Turn RIGHT onto York Road and follow roundabout onto Westminster Bridge Road
Turn RIGHT opposite Big Ben onto Embankment DO NOT CONTINUE TO WESTMINSTER ROUNDABOUT!!!
FOLLOW EMBANKMENT/LOWER THAMES ST/UPPER THAMES ST
(Observe catch up points along this road)
Turn LEFT onto Minories at Tower Gateway and follow road around one way system.
Turn RIGHT at bottom of hill following sign for TOWER BRIDGE
Continue STRAIGHT over Tower Bridge (20mph limit)
Take SECOND set of traffic lights turning LEFT onto Jamaica Road (Beware of roadworks at this junction)
Observe catch up points along this road
FOLLOW JAMAICA ROAD STRAIGHT TO BIG ROUNDABOUT
YES WE CAN USE BUS LANES ON THIS ROAD
Take 3RD exit at roundabout to SURREY QUAYS/GREENWICH (Lower Road)
FOLLOW LOWER ROAD/EVELYN STREET STRAIGHT TO Deptford Church st junction
Observe Bus lane rules along this road
Vier LEFT onto Creek Road (Greenwich) at junction to Deptford/Lewisham/BlackheathA2.
FOLLOW CREEK ROAD STRAIGHT INTO GREENWICH
Follow ONE WAY system
Enter Old Royal Naval College through black gates (West Gate) SE10 9NN
Follow signs to park in designated area ONLY
NB there is a 5MPH limit in force on the grounds. This is a space open to pedestrians too so please adhere to these rules.
Polish scooters for competition and photos!
Enjoy Hog Roast provided outside by Raihna Santa
...and drinks from the brewery inside courtesy of Greenwich's own Meantime Brewery
NB Venue has a Painted Hall to view, Chapel to see and generally great architecture courtesy of Sir Christopher Wren. All for free!