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Komoot Pioneer Jane Dennyson - Cycling in (and around) London

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Komoot Pioneer Jane Dennyson - Cycling in (and around) London

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1

Tours

06:12 h

86.9 mi

2,850 ft

London allows you to be an outdoor roadie all year round. We have parks such a Richmond and Regent’s which are lit, gritted in winter and closed to vehicles in the early hours which means there are very few days you can’t ride. Aside from any focussed training sessions, the London cycling scene is incredibly social. People chat while they ride ( I have some of the best conversations when I’m on my bike), support others racing, volunteer at other cycling events and get together for film screenings/talks etc. This is huge and means it becomes so much more than just your sport.

On The Map

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Tours & Highlights

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    Epping Tea Hut

    Road Cycling Highlight

    Ideally places little kiosk selling tea and cake

    Tip by
    Jane d
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    Richmond Park

    Road Cycling Highlight

    Go between 6-7am and the park is closed to cars!

    Tip by
    Lexi
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    The Inner Circle

    Road Cycling Highlight

    Perfect Tarmac for training or chatting

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    Bakehouse Coffeeshop

    Road Cycling Highlight

    Excellent cafe, very popular with cyclists

    Tip by
    Gavin
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    Great place to start or end a ride for coffee and cake. They also fix bikes.

    Tip by
    Gavin
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    Fun rolling hills

    Road Cycling Highlight (Segment)

    This section is really fun, with smooth rolling hills that are easy to pedal up. A really nice cruising road with green fields either side.

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    Fitzroy Park climb

    Road Cycling Highlight (Segment)

    Lovely rolling climb along the edge of Hampstead Heath then onto a quiet lane where it kicks up and lands you at the top

    Tip by
    Jane d
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    Epping forest

    Road Cycling Highlight (Segment)

    This section of Epping New Road is the main way to access Essex but it's unpleasant to ride on with 'road' wheels as the surface is chip 'n tar, the 'cycle lane' is very coarse and full of loose stones making it difficult to ride on. But the road, which is single carriageway is usually vey busy with fast moving traffic so it's best to turn off at the Robin Hood Roundabout and deviate through High Beech for a bit or respite; it's much more pleasant.

    Tip by
    Al
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    Swain's Lane

    Road Cycling Highlight

    An urban hill climbing staple, Swain's Lane is numbered among 99 others of Simon Warren's top climbs in the UK.

    Stretching for just 0.6 miles (950 m), and gaining 233 feet (71 m), it's tiny in comparison to some other climbs, but the nature of its accessibility makes it a really popular choice for London's inner city cyclists.

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    Pilgrims Way Stretch

    Road Cycling Highlight (Segment)

    An absolutely stunning piece of road along Pilgrims Way. A road that you can stay on from Canterbury to Winchester

  • Difficult
    06:12
    86.9 mi
    14.0 mph
    2,850 ft
    2,850 ft
    Expert road ride. Very good fitness required. Some portions of the Tour may be unpaved and difficult to ride.

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Collection Stats

  • Tours
    1
  • Highlights
    10
  • Distance
    86.9 mi
  • Duration
    06:12 h
  • Elevation
    2,850 ft

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Komoot Pioneer Jane Dennyson - Cycling in (and around) London