Get on your bike; entries are open for the Tour de Thamesmead.

The race takes place on June 29 and is open to all ages. The event follows a loop and begins and ends at Crossway Park, covering Lesnes Abbey, Southmere Park and Birchmere Park as part of an 8.3 mile course.

Shuttles leave every 30 minutes with up to 300 people taking part.

There’s medals and goody bags for participants; helmets and high-vis vests recommended. Photo: Brian Aldrich.