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Cycle Ride (meet at Croydon Minster 9.15am)
Sunday 4th June @ 9:15 am to 6:00 pm
Meet at 9.15am at Croydon Minster for 9.30am start.
Coffee stop at Watermill cafe.Merton Abbey Mills.
Visit to near-by remains of Merton Priory.Archbishop Thomas Becket schooled here in c1130.
Henry IV was crowned here 1437, and his privy council met here.
Then cycle to the end of the Wandle where it meets the Thames.
Depending on the time we may cycle on to Tate Britain.to see large bronze sculpture outside the Tate by Sir Charles Bennent Laws outside because it was too big to go inside, Charles Bennent laws was President of the Anerley Bicycle Club in 1906 when he did the sculpture.A number of Copse members are or have been members of the Anerley Club.
We Might have to skip the visit to the Tate if the time is short.
Ride back up the Wandle, stop again at Merton Abbey Mills Cafe’s
Short detour off the Wandle Trail,to visit the oldest railway station in the world at London Road Mitcham . also close by a visit to Wandle Industrial Museum, then back to the Wandle Trail.The Museum is only open between 2pm and 5pm so we might need to miss the Tate visit!
Don’t forget to take a spare inner tube, better to take two.