Cyclepedia



*Please note that most of the routes begin from the London Eye, Waterloo. 

 

More Climbing. Less KM's
North London
20km
Hilly

Take on the North London mountains in just 20km. A fast and efficient early morning training route.
 

Coffee Stops:
Kalendar, Swain Lane.
Gails, Swain Lane.


Even More Climbing. Less KM's
North London
31km
Hilly

Find hidden climbs in the north of London. Busy back roads, so head out early to get an efficient climbing session in.

Coffee Stops:
Kalendar, Swain Lane.
Gails, Swain Lane.


Up North. Tough Finish
North London
57.6km
Rolling / Hilly

Dip into North London and find some quiet roads before looping back towards London and taking on some North London hills.

Coffee Stops:
Kalendar, Swain Lane.
Gails, Swain Lane.


For G!RO Coffee
Esher
58km
Flat

A lazy ride out to Esher for breakfast and coffee via Richmond Park. Nothing more and nothing less than a breakfast spin.

Coffee Stops:
G!RO Coffee, Esher


To Twit Cafe
Great Missenden
62km
Rolling

A point to point ride which finishes at one of the most endearingly British cafes - Twit Cafe, based in the Roald Dahl Musuem. Once you're out of London, this route is mostly lanes and quiet roads. The train back goes direct to Marylebone.

Coffee Stops:
Twit Cafe, Great Missenden.


Quick Kent Loop
Kent
66km
Rolling

See the sites of Kent when you're short of time. 

Coffee Stops:
Gails, Dulwich village


Northern Leg Burner
Hertfordshire
70km
Hilly

Head up north and be rewarded after the London traffic with lanes, sharp hills and minimal cars.

Coffee Stops:
Giambrones, Hertfordshire


TOWIE
Essex
75km
Rolling

A ride that has it all - fast roads, lanes, hills and an overly english cafe serving halloumi and fried egg sandwiches.

Coffee Stops:
Outside shack, located near Epping Forest


Box Hill
London
80km
Rolling

A direct route out to Box Hill. After completing Box Hill, it's a fast (and slightly busier) route back into Central London.

Coffee Stops:
Destination Bike, Box Hill


Rolling Hills Of Essex
Essex
90km
Rolling

A route out into Essex that takes on some of the local climbs and lanes. Test your legs and enjoy the open roads.

Coffee Stops:
We didn't have a coffee stop when I road this. Scandalous. There are plenty of villages to stop in though.


Kent Lanes
Kent
90km
Rolling

A beautiful Kent loop that takes in quiet lanes, empty roads and significantly less climbing than most Kent rides. 

Coffee Stops:
Cadence, Crystal Palace


The Aerodrome Ride
Kent
90km
Rolling

The wonderful route that takes you to the Redhill Aerodrome cafe. Read more about this route here.

Coffee Stops:
The Pilot's Hub, Redhill Aerodrome


London to Great Chesterford
90km
Rolling

After getting through busy London, this is a wonderful route full of rolling lanes finishing in Great Chesterford (the start line of many local road races throughout the year). 
 

Possible return train:
Great Chesterford to Liverpool Street: 1h 7 mins


Kent Challenge
Kent
100km
Hilly

A challenging day out in Kent, taking on numerous climbs including Toys Hill. Mostly Pain cave but sandwiched between moments and roads of pure bliss.

Coffee Stops:
Ide Hill Coffee stop
Lullingstone Country Farm


Surrey Scenery
Surrey
100km
Rolling

A Surrey spectacular covering infamous climbs and hidden gems. A mixture of open roads and technical descents with a rewarding pub finish.

Coffee Stops:
Peaslake Farmhouse. Bike friendly. 50p pastries
Box Hill


London to Cambridge
102km
Rolling

A point to point ride from London to Cambridge, starting through the rolling lanes of Hertfordshire and finishing with the flat and fast roads into Cambridge. Train direct back to Kings Cross, London. 

Coffee Stops:
Giambrones, Hertfordshire
M&S at Cambridge station for train gins in tins.


London to Brighton
111km
Rolling

A London classic day out, heading to Brighton beach. Rolling hills, finished with Ditchiling Beacon - a very challenging climb - before descending to the finish.

Coffee Stops:
G!RO, Esher
Plenty of food shops available at the station before you board the train


Kent Adventure
Kent
114km
Hilly

A challenging hilly ride in Kent. Beautiful roads, a handful of tough climbs and the perfect cycling coffee, that give out free haribo, at 70km. 

Coffee Stops:
The Green Rooms of Godstone


Cinnamon Bun Run
Windsor
118km
Flat

A quintessentially British ride to Windsor and back, full of flat and fast roads and taking in Richmond park.

Coffee Stops:
Cinnamon cafe, Windsor village. Bike friendly. Discount for cyclists


Pilgrims Way
122km
Rolling

A long day out following the historic Pilgrims way, rolling into Whitstable for a seafood finish. Train direct back to London.

Coffee Stops:
Farmhouse. Homemade peanut butter available


Surrey Classics
135km
Hilly

A tough day in the saddle taking on some of the most infamous Surrey climbs, including White Down and Box Hill.

Coffee Stops:
Peaslake Cafe
Box Hill


Henley Century
160km
Flat

One of the flattest 100 mile routes in the area rewarded with Windsor park and a near-perfect cafe stop, endearingly named ‘The Chocolate cafe’.

Coffee Stops:
The Chocolate cafe, serves more than chocolate


Rapha Manchester to London
350km
Rolling

Long. Emotional. See 350km of England on a rolling route through some of the most beautiful UK roads. Organised by Rapha every year.
Journal entry of this ride here

Coffee Stops:
Various, organised by Rapha at 50 mile intervals


London to Liverpool
385km
Rolling

A multi day adventure travelling north across the UK, with a night stay over over in Birmingham.
Journal entry of this ride here