Three hardy souls (one with a camera) at the New! Improved! Cutty Sark Gardens. We waited inside the tunnel entrance out of the rain. Apart from the glass doors on the lift no-one could see much difference after the months of closure and multi-million pound refit. We didn't have the stomach to take a look at the actual tunnel. We cycled eastwards along the Thames Path and liked the way the new pier glides seamlessly into Cutty Sark Gardens much more openly than used to be the case. There weren't any RBG officials telling us not to cycle. Eastwards along the river path investigating closures - still closed off at Lovells Wharf and where the cable car is going in but we found our way, despite the lamentable lack of signage. Steady rain for the whole journey but arrival at the Valley and the eight new sheffield stands were a sight to behold. We took some photos and then went up to the Lansdowne Mews entrance to check out the ten new sheffield stands there. We all felt this was a good use of some of Greenwich Cyclists' grant money. Further up the hill to the Royal Grill Cafe at Blackheath Standard for a well deserved bacon sandwich, all day breakfast and mugs of tea.