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Cycling in London

Discover the best of London on two wheels.

Like to get out on your bike more but not sure where to start? With Sky Ride Local we’ve done all the planning for you.

We’ve found the best routes, trained up Ride Leaders to guide and support you, and picked some cracking places to visit along the way. With three different levels, there’s something for everyone – whether you’re building your confidence or looking to stretch your legs on a cycling challenge.

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London Ride Partners

The Autumn Series in London

To help keep you inspired this autumn, we’ve created a special series of challenging guided rides this November – now open for free booking.

The Autumn Series - Four Parks of Bromley

Sunday 9th November 2014 at 9.00am (Bromley) Book Now
Challenging You don’t have to be the next Bradley Wiggins, but you’ll need to be fairly fit to take part in Challenging ride. As well as covering a good distance, there may well be a few hills along the way! If you fancy a fresh challenge, these rides are perfect for you.
11+ (children 11-15 with adult)
150 mins

The Autumn Series - Round the Park, Through the Marshes with a Wood Green Wiggle

Sunday 9th November 2014 at 9.00am (Haringey) Book Now
Challenging You don’t have to be the next Bradley Wiggins, but you’ll need to be fairly fit to take part in Challenging ride. As well as covering a good distance, there may well be a few hills along the way! If you fancy a fresh challenge, these rides are perfect for you.
11+ (children 11-15 with adult)
105 mins

The Autumn Series - South Havering Circular

Sunday 16th November 2014 at 9.00am (Havering) Book Now
Challenging You don’t have to be the next Bradley Wiggins, but you’ll need to be fairly fit to take part in Challenging ride. As well as covering a good distance, there may well be a few hills along the way! If you fancy a fresh challenge, these rides are perfect for you.
11+ (children 11-15 with adult)
120 mins

The Autumn Series - Ealing Canal Loop

Sunday 16th November 2014 at 9.00am (Ealing) Book Now
Challenging You don’t have to be the next Bradley Wiggins, but you’ll need to be fairly fit to take part in Challenging ride. As well as covering a good distance, there may well be a few hills along the way! If you fancy a fresh challenge, these rides are perfect for you.
11+ (children 11-15 with adult)
120 mins

The Autumn Series - Essex Ramble

Sunday 23rd November 2014 at 9.00am (Redbridge) Book Now
Challenging You don’t have to be the next Bradley Wiggins, but you’ll need to be fairly fit to take part in Challenging ride. As well as covering a good distance, there may well be a few hills along the way! If you fancy a fresh challenge, these rides are perfect for you.
11+ (children 11-15 with adult)
120 mins

The Autumn Series - London Heights and Sights Classic

Sunday 23rd November 2014 at 9.00am (Lewisham) Book Now
Challenging You don’t have to be the next Bradley Wiggins, but you’ll need to be fairly fit to take part in Challenging ride. As well as covering a good distance, there may well be a few hills along the way! If you fancy a fresh challenge, these rides are perfect for you.
11+ (children 11-15 with adult)
90 mins

The Autumn Series - East London Marathon Ride

Sunday 30th November 2014 at 9.00am (Barking and Dagenham) Book Now
Challenging You don’t have to be the next Bradley Wiggins, but you’ll need to be fairly fit to take part in Challenging ride. As well as covering a good distance, there may well be a few hills along the way! If you fancy a fresh challenge, these rides are perfect for you.
11+ (children 11-15 with adult)
135 mins

The Autumn Series - Richmond's Legacy Loop

Sunday 30th November 2014 at 9.00am (Richmond upon Thames) Book Now
Challenging You don’t have to be the next Bradley Wiggins, but you’ll need to be fairly fit to take part in Challenging ride. As well as covering a good distance, there may well be a few hills along the way! If you fancy a fresh challenge, these rides are perfect for you.
11+ (children 11-15 with adult)
120 mins

Barclays Cycle Hire

Barclays Cycle Hire

Barclays Cycle Hire is London’s self service, bike sharing scheme for short journeys.

You don’t need to be a member – just hire a bike, ride it where you like and return it to any docking station ready for the next person.

  • Available 24 hours a day, every single day of the year
  • Choose from more than 10,000 bikes at over 700 docking stations
  • With docking stations every 300 – 500 metres, you should never be far away from a bike.

Costs start from £2 for 24 hour bike access including unlimited rides of under 30 minutes.

For more details including up-to-the-minute information about which docking stations have bikes and spaces available, visit tfl.gov.uk/barclayscyclehire

Support

Wheels for Wellbeing - British Cycling

Wheels for Wellbeing

British Cycling is proud to work with Wheels for Wellbeing across London. Advice and support from Wheels for Wellbeing is helping us in our partnership work with Transport for London, as well as with local boroughs across the capital, as we ensure our rides and programmes are enjoyed by the widest possible audience. 

Find out more about Wheels for Wellbeing.

Where to ride

Cyclists

Discover London on your bike!

With Transport for London’s local cycling guides you can discover family-friendly routes through parks, waterways and forests.

Order free cycle guides

There are 14 routes that have printed guides that have been recommended by experienced cyclists and will help you navigate the streets of London.

Barclays Cycle Superhighways

Barclays Cycle Superhighways are cycle routes running from outer London into and across central London. They give you safer, faster and more direct journeys into the city and could be your best and quickest way to get to work.

Leisure Routes

Discover London's hidden gems with TfL’s cycle leisure routes