Sun, 16 Jan|
Secret Nuclear Bunker Ride
A ride from Bermondsey to Essex to visit Kelvedon Hatch Secret Nuclear Bunker.
Time & Location
16 Jan 2022, 08:30 – 15:00
London, 4-6 West Ln, London SE16 4NY, UK
About the Event
- Start Location - Outside Servewell Cafe, SE16 4NY
- Start Time - 08:30am.
- Ride length - approximately 25 miles
- Climbing - TBC
- Finish Location - Train back from Brentwood or Shenfield station (trains to Stratford or Liverpool Street).
We are starting this ride a little earlier than normal to ensure there is plenty of time to look around the Secret Nuclear bunker. Entry to the Bunker costs £10. Please note: Sometimes being underground there is no WiFi signal for card payment so please bring cash.
The route will be emailed to those you have registered just before the ride.
The plan is to ride to Kelvedon Hatch, look around the Bunker then ride to somewhere nearby to grab some lunch before getting the train back to London from either Brentwood or Shenfield stations.
About the Secret Nuclear Bunker
The Kelvedon Hatch bunker was built in 1952–53 as part of ROTOR. ROTOR was a programme to improve and harden Britain's air defence network. It was constructed by Peter Lind & Company of London who still trade today. The bunker was a hardened (three level 'R4') Sector Operations Centre (SOC) for RAF Fighter Command. It was to provide command and control of the London Sector of Fighter Command.
During the 1960s, 1970s, 1980s and early into the 1990s, the UK government (Home Office) maintained the bunker as an emergency regional government defence site. Bunker Tour
The tour is self guided by personal handsets. This is included in admission price. There are several films to watch en-route. As a rough guide the tour takes about an hour and a half to complete.
For this ride Online registration mandatory, limited number of entries.