May 18, 2014 · 9:30 AM
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Cycling Season is BACK so lets start off with a CLASSIC route!
As urban trails go this has to be one of the best in London. Slight decline downhill all the way, track\path terrain so any type of bike suitable with lots of great scenery. Great way to get back in to cycling after a lazy winter.
Meeting up at Willesden Junction, the most glamorous of all the junctions, we join the Regents Canal in under 1 minute from the station. We then head down through Little Venice, around Regents Park past the bird cages and million pound mansions, through Camden lock, then Angel and drop down in to Limehouse Basin (close to the Tower of London).
As we pass a number of major train stations and food areas there is plenty of opportunity to drop off the route as riders please or take refreshment. I am aiming to finish at Waterloo Station so if you need to drop off & head to different stations please let me know as we go.
The route would be suitable for mountain bikes, hybrids, folding bikes and possibly road bikes. It's a typical tow path so please use your own judgement. The tow path can get a little congested at some points (Camden Lock & Angel) so please be courteous and take your time.
We have scheduled the event for this time to maximise quieter trains and roads. In terms of how you get to the start and from the finish I would recommend using the London TFL website checking engineering works that day too. Willesden Junction is on the Overground network so should be accessible from all four corners of London.
The route may vary a little due to challenges we hit on the day and each rider is responsible for their own health & safety (I'm not your mum).
The event will be cancelled giving a minimum of 48 hours notice if there is a risk of bad weather. By the same token if you do not plan to attend please change your RSVP. Anyone who doesn't will be hunted down and given a really mean stare.