Cycle Routes in Greater London

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Wimbledon Common

Greater London is an interesting place to cycle with central London becoming more cycle friendly largely thanks to the London Cycling Campaign, Transport for London and the National Cycle Network.
The outskirts offer many attractive routes with Wimbledon Common, Richmond Park and the River Thames offering some pleasant off road cycling opportunities.

The central area is also well served by cycling lanes and signed routes which you can view and download below.

There are several National Cycle Network signed routes in the county many of which have been mapped and can be viewed and downloaded below.
For more information on NCN routes in the county (including free cycle maps) please click here

For more information on cycle routes in Greater London including tips, advice and free cycle maps please click here

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 Short Routes: <15 miles (25km)
Route NameDistanceDifficulty
Barnet to Welwyn Garden City14 miles (22 km)**
Bayhurst Wood Country Park and Ruislip Woods5 miles (8 km)*
Colne Valley Trail7 miles (11 km)*
Croydon to Petts Wood10 miles (16 km)*
Hainault Forest Country Park4 miles (7 km)*
High Elms Country Park2 miles (4 km)*
Ingrebourne Valley3 miles (5 km)*
Paddington to Northolt10 miles (16 km)*
Putney to Greenwich14 miles (23 km)*
Rainham Marshes6 miles (9 km)*
Regent's Canal9 miles (14 km)*
South Norwood Country Park2 miles (2.5 km)*
Tower Bridge to Barking11 miles (17 km)*
Twickenham to Hampton Wick6 miles (10 km)*
Uxbridge to Watford12 miles (20 km)*
Victoria Park2 miles (3.2 km)*

 Mid Distance Routes: 16 - 30 miles (26-50km)
Route NameDistanceDifficulty
Epping Forest19 miles (30 km)**
Greenwich to Cheshunt21 miles (34 km)*
Greenwich to Croydon16 miles (25 km)**
Greenwich to Gravesend27 miles (43 km)*
Pilgrimage Way23 miles (37 km)*
Putney to Coulsdon16 miles (25 km)**

 Long Routes: > 30 miles (50km)
Route NameDistanceDifficulty
London to Brighton65 miles (104 km)****
London to Paris314 miles (506 km)**
Windsor to Putney34 miles (55 km)**
Windsor to St Albans31 miles (50 km)**


 Greater London Cycling Links
NameDescription
EssexhertsmtbEssex Herts MTB) Mountain biking in Essex Hertfordshire and London. We ride XC, Freeride and Downhill trails in Epping, Danbury, Chicksands, Aston Hill, Woburn and Thorndon. Come join us!
Greenwich CouncilInformation on routes and cycling groups in the area
Lee Valley ParkAll the information you need on this lovely park
Lewisham CouncilRoutes and information for the area
London Cycling CampaignLondon Cycling Campaign's vision is to make London a world class cycling city.
Southwark CyclistsGroup that campaign's on all cycling issues in the borough
Wandsworth Cycling CampaignWandsworth Cycling Campaign (WCC) is the local group of the London Cycling Campaign (LCC) in the London Borough of Wandsworth, UK


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