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Off Road in London??

Discussion in 'Beginners' started by d-marie63, 3 Sep 2007.

  1. d-marie63

    d-marie63 New Member

    Hi,

    Next year I will be cycling across Vietnam to raise money for charity. I am just about to start training although I live in London, haven't ridden a bike in a year and am very apprehensive about riding on the London roads.

    Does anyone know any off road routes in London, or have any tips for me about cycling in London? I would really appreciate any advice.

    Thank You

    Donna[​IMG]
     
  2. Tynan

    Tynan Veteran

    Location:
    e4
    where in London are you? and by off road, do you mean off tarmac surfaces or away from traffic?
     
  3. if you're south, then the river from putney heading upstream. also richmond park.

    otherwise, sorry, no idea.

    L
     
  4. topcat1

    topcat1 vintage Mercian 2012

    Location:
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    Welcome to the club Donna. Wimbledon common is nice and quiet, Epping Forest has some great off road for you.The canals, Grand Union and Lee Valley are all quiet although caution is needed in some areas. Also have a look at shecycles.com the girls over there may sort you out.
     
  5. You could try riding around Acton and Wembley, you might as well be off road!!!!!!!
     
  6. OP
    OP
    d-marie63

    d-marie63 New Member

    Great!

    Thank you - so many suggestions.

    By Off Road - I mean as far away from traffic as possible :ohmy: I live out East - Epping forest sounds like a good one to try.

    Need to find some nice routes as at the moment I am getting up early and going for a bike ride when the traffic is quiet.

    Thanks all for you help!