Rapha recently rekindled their longstanding collaboration with Herman Miller by organising a design ride around London. Cycling and architecture fans took to the streets in a ride and led and guided by Lewis Blackwell. The tour visited design hotspots of past, present and future architecture and landscapes around the city with a focus on connections and conflicts in how we consider health while building a city. From Lubetkin and Lasdun, to 'starchitects' past and present, to lost rivers, rediscovered treasures and the changing role of art in the environment. Andy Mathews captured the ride.
The magnificent University Of The Arts, Central St Martins building at Kings Cross. The area is being completely transformed with new development, just down the road from Rapha's HQ.
Regents Canal sweeps peacefully through central London
Hampstead Heath looking dry and dusty from the recent spell of hot weather
Soho Grind for a quick coffee stop
Starting and finishing at Rapha Clubhouse, Soho
The variety of architecture around London is remarkable and quite unique to the city. There are always new parts to uncover and explore.
London college of physicians, a building most London cyclists are all too familiar with, being on the edge of Regents Park
Route of the day