The cohesion of several clubs in and about London was brought about in 1907 by the establishment of the Union. The desire to do more effective spade work upon better organised lines, which inspired the few strong clubs then in existence, has been amply justified by the results. The aims of the Union are to organise upon co-operative lines, to inculate the spirit of fellowship and sociability, and to disseminate Socialist Ideas. - National Clarion Cycling Club, Annual Meet York 1913, programme and year book.
On Sunday 10th February we rode from Surrey Quays to Chislehurst caves and back and stopped off for lunch after visiting the caves at a nearby pub. Chislehurst Caves are a series of intersecting man-made tunnels and caverns covering some 22 miles (35 km). The caves have appeared in several television programmes including episodes of Doctor Who from 1972 titled The Mutants. In an episode of Seven Natural Wonders presented by Bill Oddie, the caves were presented as one of the wonders of the London area.
On Sunday 3rd February we set off from Old Street for a 20 mile ride to Alexandra Palace & Highgate Cemetery where we stopped to take in particular at the grave Karl Marx). Matt's You Tube video below tell's you more about the day.