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The Wandle Trail & Cycle Route

Congratulations to all those who successfully completed their Level 2 Cycle training in May.

To celebrate student’s progress and achievements this year Afterschool Bike Club organised a cycling trip along the Wandle Trail to Deen City Farm and back.

We joined the Trail at Garratt Park and took a relaxing ride that followed the Wandle River passing a couple of historical landmarks along the way. 

Some of which being Wandle Meadow Nature Park that used to be a sewage works, but is now managed as a Local Nature Reserve.

We briefly stopped for a water break at Merton Abbey Mills, a large former water mill building and wheelhouse built in the late 18th century which was linked to Wandsworth by the Surrey Iron Railway.

We then cycled on to Deen City Farm, one of London’s oldest community run farms and home to a variety of animals including horses, cows, sheep, lama, pigs, goats, chickens and a resident barn owl called Edna. The farm also has a riding school, garden, café and shop where we bought ice-cream and watched horse riding lessons before cycling back to school.

The weather was warm and sunny, the ice-cream was yummy, everyone enjoyed themselves and it was the perfect way to end Afterschool Bike Club for the year!