01 Aug Prudential Ride London
This weekend is Prudential RideLondon, a great event that takes place every year in the capital whch encourages everybody to get out and on their bikes. In honour of this we have put together a few great cycle trails through this wonderful city.
Limehouse Basin to London Fields
This not-so-loved stretch of Regent’s Canal takes in three of east London’s parks, and is a fairly easy ride to start with. Jump on the Thames Path, passing a vibrant canal community and a few locks along the way, and your first stop will be Mile End Park. Back on the canal, you will skim the edge of the glorious Victoria Park, then follow the signs up to Broadway Market. On Saturday’s the market is at its busiest so definitely worth a pit stop and a look around.
Battersea Park to Greenwich
Make your way along the Thames and right through central London taking in all of the most famous riverside landmarks. With plenty of interesting places to explore along the way, number one being Borough Market for lunch, where there is plenty of incredible food including the best meats and cheeses on offer. The finish line will see you at The Royal Observatory which is a spectacular place to spend an afternoon.
Big Ben to Richmond Park loop
For those feeling hard core enough, this is the route to take. Starting on Cycle Superhighway 8 from Westminster to Wandsworth, you’ll wind your way down the Thames and past Tate Britain and Battersea Power Station before joining up with the hustle and bustle of the South Circular. From here it’s an intense 7.5 mile circuit that will be well worth it once you reach the beauty that is Richmond Park. Stop for a well-earned pitstop at one of the cafés when you’re done before retracing your route back into central London.