London cycling routes



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Time Out writers try a range of cycling routes across London to suit all abilities. Whether you're a fair-weather cyclist or a serious rider, saddle up and discover the capital's best bits by bike

  • London's secret cycle routes

    It only takes half an hour‘s cycling along London's canal and river towpaths before you leave the submerged shopping trolleys behind and find yourself in proper countryside. Saddle up and discover hidden nature reserves, eccentric pubs and the history of ice cream. Read more

  • More great London bike rides

    Whether it’s saddles at Sadler’s Wells, downhill all the way at Greenwich, or trundling under the spokes of the London Eye, the niftiest, driftiest, gear-shiftiest way to see the capital is on two wheels. Read more

  • Family-friendly bike rides

    Around the fair fringes of London you can find enjoyable cycle rides for all the family. Here we pick two easy routes that explore the peaceful eastern and western margins of the capital. Read more

Users say

Jeff B
Jeff B

I have been wanting to get into biking but I don't know the first thing about it. I would love to go on a few of these secret routes, but I am in the united states. I'll have to look into some biking tours in my area to find a good, scenic ride!