The 2nd Women’s Ride 2012

The 2nd Joint Women’s Ride took place on June 2nd   2012. Women and girls from Tower Hamlets Cycling Club joined with others from Tower Hamlets Wheelers and those who had heard of the ride on the Wheelers website or by word of mouth. The route was planned for the Isle of Dogs and Waterlink Way.

For many of the riders it was the first time they had cycled on the road; they managed very well, but their experience wasn’t helped by impatient drivers and a couple of insults.

We cycled across the Isle of Dogs, taking in some of the boats preparing for the Queens’ Jubilee Flotilla the following day.

Just before getting to Island Gardens we had our first puncture; a second puncture happened after we had crossed the foot tunnel under the Thames. Fortunately, there was plenty to look at on the Greenwich side whilst Caroline did an excellent job of fixing the bikes. The quote of the day was, “That’s amazing! I never knew what was inside a bicycle tyre before!”

The group then cycled on towards Ladywell Fields where we stopped to relax with a cup of tea and a slice of homemade cake from a convenient cafe there. We then returned to Island Gardens and took the Thames River path home. We had covered 18 miles but it had been a very relaxing ride amongst good company.

Our next Joint Women’s Ride is planned for July 14th. Check out the Wheelers website at www.towerhamletswheelers.org.uk  nearer the time for more details.