Sat, 19 Aug|
Cycle to Chislehurst Caves and Private Tour.
This will be an easy summer ride to visit Chislehurst Caves in Kent together with a private tour of the Cave for London Clarion members which lasts about 45 minutes. The cave also has a cafe.
Time & Location
19 Aug 2023, 09:00
London, 4-6 West Ln, London SE16 4NY, UK
About the Event
Chislehurst Caves has a facinating history, the sprawling maze of tunnels occupies the area of six rugby fields, they were excavated by human hands over many centuries, mining the earth for chalk and flint. Records go all the way back to 1250, although some believe the earliest tunnels may even date back to Roman times. The caves have been used as an ammunition store, mushroom farm, and deep-level bomb shelter during World War 2, when it became home to as many as 15,000 civilians seeking refuge from the Blitz. The caves were also used as a convert venue during the 1960s, with the Rolling Stones, Jimi Hendrix and David Bowie all playing shows
The ride will start at Servewell cafe.
- Date / Time - Saturday 19th August 2023 - Meet 08:30am to leave at 09:00
- Ride start Location - Servewell Cafe, 4-6 West Lane, London SE16 4NY
- What3Words start location - https://what3words.com/robot.lights.repay
- Ride length - c25 miles / 40 km
- Eleveation Gain TBC
- Ride Leader - Alex