London is a city that simply lives and breathes cycling! TfL’s extensive network of Cycleways provide safe and efficient routes for cyclists, making it easier to get around the city and enjoy the sights. 🚴🏿
From scenic sightseeing rides to traffic time-savers, join Bobbin Bikes as they highlight some of the city’s coolest Cycleways! 🚲
Bobbin’s pick of London’s Cycleways
While we’re all up for stylish cycling, what we at Bobbin love even more is getting where we want to go safely and quickly. This is why we’ve absolutely fallen in love with Cycleways. These bike-friendly routes make cycling around London an absolute breeze – but here are a few that have especially caught our eye!
C2 – Stratford to Aldgate 💼
Perfect for commuters who live East and work in the city, the C2 is a saviour for cyclists! Stretching from the edge of Stratford, the route is easily accessible from Stratford bus and rail station, and races all the way west – through Bow, Mile End and then Whitechapel – to the skyscrapers of Aldgate. For anyone looking to take two wheels into central London, the C2 provides a crucial cycle link to east London.
CS8 – Wandsworth to Battersea ⛲
Formerly known as a ‘Cycle Superhighway’, the CS8 has super-safe cycle lanes along the length of its route, with signage to make cars aware of the route and protection to keep the lanes clear and safe.
Oh, and the route isn’t bad either! It reaches from the centre of Wandsworth through Battersea, and along to the cosy walks of Battersea Park. Here it links up with the C8 and its route along Grosvenor Road to Millbank. For its accessibility and landmarks, the CS8 had to make this list!
What to see on the CS8:
- Southview Shopping Centre, Wandsworth
- Advertising cradle, Wandsworth Roundabout
- The Royal Academy of Dance
- Battersea Park
- Battersea Power Station
C – Hyde Park Cycleway 🌳
This one is for those of you who fancy a look around Hyde Park and a peek at Kensington Palace. Recently named the best park in the country by TripAdvisor, Hyde Park is super accessible for cyclists with Cycleways that cover all you might want to see!
Under the original “C” Cycleway banner, take a ride along the north and eastern edges, along West Carriage Drive through the centre, along the bottom of the park, and west past Kensington Palace using the Broad Walk.
Being able to cycle through the iconic Hyde Park stress-free is priceless – and so we simply had to include it!
C38 – Finsbury Park to Angel 😇
Discover north London with a leisurely ride through the neighbourhoods of Angel, Islington, Highbury and Finsbury.
Starting (or finishing, it’s up to you!) at Finsbury Park and weaving its way through Highbury, between stadiums past and present, is the C38. Here it crosses the famous Holloway Road before taking a quieter route through the streets of Islington all the way down into Angel.
The carefully planned route through quiet streets and iconic sporting sights, as well as the inclusion of the ever-popular Angel, makes the C38 an easy pick.
What to see on the C38:
- Finsbury Park
- Emirates Stadium, home of Arsenal FC
- Highbury Fields
- Angel, including the Angel Centre
C30 – Kingston upon Thames to Richmond Park 🦌
Get some green space into your system with the C30 and its easy access to the ever-impressive Richmond Park. Taking a speedy path out east from the town of Kingston upon Thames, the Cycleway soon lines up with the park and provides a number of ways to access it.
If you’re taking it in the other direction, the C30’s link with the C29 delivers you straight into the hands of another green space, Hampton Wick and Hampton Court Palace. With all these at its fingertips, it’s hard to not be a fan of this royalty-themed Cycleway!
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