Sat, 19 Jun | Greater London

London Brutalist Architecture Ride - 20 miles

This 20 mile leisure ride will visit some of the Top Brutalist Architectural style Buildings in London.

Time & Location

19 Jun, 10:00
Greater London, 4-6 West Ln, Bermondsey, London SE16 4NY, UK

About the Event

Meet for coffee to leave from 10am.

On this ride we'll be visiting some of the Top Brutalist Architectural style Buildings in London. The route is approximately 20 miles.

What is Brutalism?

Brutalism is a post-war architectural style defined by the use of simple block-like forms, usually made from cast concrete or brick. It is characterised by ‘Massive’ heavily-textured raw concrete (beton brut) and angular geometric shapes. Brutalism thrived between the mid-1950s and 1970s. Brutalism has its roots in modernism but emerged as a movement against the architectural mainstream. It placed an emphasis on materials, textures and construction as well as functionality and equality. The brutalist architects challenged traditional notions of what a building should look like, focussing on interior spaces as much as exterior.

Ride Details

The ride will start from outside Servewell Cafe in Bermondsey.

  • The latest rules on Covid-19 must be followed at all times. 
  • All riders will need to be self sufficient in dealing with any punctures, mechanical breakdowns etc
  • All riders will be riding at their own risk
  • Please bring enough layers to keep you warm, a face covering, hand gel, lights, a waterproof and snacks to help keep you going, money for the train ticket back to London, cash for coffee and a spare inner tube just in case!
  • We will run a WhatsApp group during the weekend of the ride.

The route will be emailed to those you have registered just before the weekend of the ride.

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