"Tottenham to the Olympic Park , Stratford along R Lea is a nice ride and well laid out for cyclists. It is a good first run for beginners. It is surprisingly rural given the inner city areas it runs through. There are a couple of pubs on the way an a neat cafe at Downhills Park ,right on the Lea. Another enjoyable ride on the Lea is from Enfield Lock northwards via Waltham Cross (King Harold's grave and great Eel Pie and Mash opposite) up to Hoddeston and even Ware. Absolutely lovely and very cycle friendly."