Highgate Cemetery and Alexandra Palace Ride
Time & Location
About the Event
- Start Location - Servewell Cafe, SE16 4NY
- Start Time - 09:00am.
- Ride length - approximately 30 miles
- Climbing - 1,000 ft
- Finish Location - Servewell Cafe, SE16 4NY
We've done this ride as a cycling club before but not since 2019.
Entry to the Highgate Cemetery (East) Self Guided Tour costs £4.50 and must be booked in advance via their website using the following link.
We suggest you book a ticket for 11am or as close to 11am as possible. Highgate Cemetery East Self Guided Ticket.
After visiitng Highgate Cemtery and Karl Mararx's Grave we will cycle to Alexandra Palace and then stop for a drink and a Pizza lunch at Goodness Brewery Company.
Visitors flock from all around the world to see the grave of Karl Marx, whose political philosophy has had such an impact on the modern world.
He was originally buried in his wife's grave on a small side path, but in 1956 a new monument featuring a gigantic bust by the socialist sculptor Laurence Bradshaw was installed in a more prominent location. Funds were raised by the Marx Memorial Fund, set up by the Communist Party in 1955.
Since then, many people who have been inspired by his thinking have been buried nearby – among them Yusuf Dadoo, the South African communist and anti-apartheid activist, and Claudia Jones, political activist and founder of the Notting Hill Carnival.
About the Highgate Cemetery
Highgate Cemetery opened in 1839. It was run by a private company. But when in the 1970s they found it was no longer profitable to run commercially, nature took over and vandals had their day.
Founded in 1975, the Friends rescued the cemetery and have battled ever since to reverse the damage.
For this ride Online registration mandatory, limited number of entries.