Arsenal riverside route - Saturday 11 November
- Our gentle 30 mile ride this Saturday leaves CSG at 10am for
Gravesend and the ferry over.....and was going to celebrate the
opening of the Woolwich Arsenal stretch en route.
The developers, the London Development Agency (ex-English
Partnerships) promised me a couple of weeks ago that the path, which
is ready behind the fencing and which was open for the day on 8
October, would be open by 10 November. It won't be.
I had a look on Wednesday....still shut tight. The site manager (Paul
Dyer on 8316 1061) told me that there were some nasty holes that
needed making safe and that the path would be open by the end of
November. So I phoned Maria Jones at LDA HQ (7680 2056), it was she
who told me open by 10 November. Her version...."Oh, sorry, legal
This path could have opened over a year ago had EP/LDA been bothered
to put a fence alongside their site. The delays drag on and start to
spoil a huge achievement...the riverside link between Woolwich and
We'll ride it as soon as it's open and if you care do please phone
the above to check the latest excuse.
Good meeting with Beth tonight.....web-site nearly
ready....www.greenwichcyclists.org.uk of course.
And, no, I won't be tooled up on Saturday. But I'm sorely tempted.
weather looking ok again.