35 London Cycling Routes with GPS

 
This weekend you could be riding one of the 35 best cycling routes in London..
Click to download the 35 London Cycle Routes eBook

You may think: Cycling in London involves breathing in fumes on congested roads with taxis and buses all competing for the same bit of road space. The only way to escape is to head as far away from London as possible!

The reality is: There are some incredible places to cycle in London and it’s amazing how most people have never heard of them. This guide will show you where all the best routes are. You’ll discover off-road nature routes, quiet lanes and a side of London you never knew existed.

The 35 London Cycle Routes eBook can be instantly downloaded with GPS coordinates for just £12.95 £9.95. It is perfect for keen road cyclists looking to discover great new cycle routes, new cyclists looking for quieter traffic-free rides and mountain bikers wanting to head off-road.

Click to download the London Cycle Routes eBook

Finding your perfect London cycle route..

Once you’ve downloaded the eBook you can start to discover which ride you want to try first. Perhaps you fancy a nice short traffic-free ride that you can take your kids on. Alternatively, perhaps you’re looking to cover some more miles and do some longer loop rides on quiet country lanes on your road bike. The eBook covers a great variety of rides starting at a short 5 mile canal cycle routes to longer, more challenging 113 mile rides.

All the cycle routes are pinned on a big map of London so you can quickly get started with the one nearest to you. Alternatively you can pick one out by distance or flick through the rides and see the one that sounds perfect to you.

Once you have picked a good London cycle route you can take a look at pictures for inspiration and flick through the description to see what interesting things there are to see along the way. (Of course, this includes great pub stops!)

When you set off you can choose to print out the map or load the included GPS coordinates. This makes it as easy as possible to follow the route and to start discovering great new places in London to cycle.

Take a look inside..

Here’s a sample shot from inside the 128 page eBook showing the introduction to the route. Each ride introduction includes a link to a Google Map of the route, details on distance, difficulty and nearby transport connections.
Grand Tour of the Grand Union Canal Cycle Route

The newly updated maps make the route easy to follow showing you the points of interest, mileage markers as well as nearby facilities.

Quirky London Cycle Route

Don’t miss these experiences..

  • Head to Biggin Hill for gorgeous views, quiet country lanes and testing hill climbs
  • Escape for the weekend to the seaside and enjoy incredible scenery on the 75 mile route
  • Discover the architecture, quirkiness and markets of London
  • Grab the mountain bike and hurtle yourself at speed through a muddy forest
  • Take in the London relaxed canal life and see the city from a different perspective

GPS coordinates – a first..

I’ve included all the GPX, KML and TCX coordinates in the download. This means you can load up the file on your favourite mapping website, your mobile phone or your GPS device. This is a first in a guidebook and has received a lot of praise from leading cycling figures:

“This is the way forward for bike guidebooks: digital and with attached GPS files. I loved the quirkiness of this book, with lots of head-turning attractions yet not of the usual kind found in mainstream guidebooks. This an e-book to make you want to get out and explore bits of London you might not have considered before.” -Carlton Reid, Journalist for bikebiz.com and author of Bike to Work Book.

The GPS coordinates mean you can follow the route in any way you want. On your iPhone/Android, GPS device such as a Garmin or on a mapping website such as Google Maps.

Free Bonus

With the London Cycle Routes eBook you get free upgrades for life. That means that when a new version comes out I’ll send you a copy for free!

Satisfaction Guaranteed

35 london cycle routes guaranteeI only want customers who are 100% happy with the London Cycle Routes eBook. If you are not then simply send me an e-mail and I can arrange for a refund. You have 90 days from the date you download the London Cycle Routes eBook to be completely sure.

Grab your copy of the London Cycle Routes eBook now before the price goes up!

  • 35 rides taking you around the best of London
  • Variety of rides from easy 5 mile runs all the way up to tougher 113 mile London cycle routes
  • Push yourself on lengthy but rewarding road routes, relax on quiet traffic-free rides, enjoy bumpy off-road routes and take a friend along on a great route they won’t be able to beat!
  • Become a London guru and discover the city in a way you have never seen it before
  • Whether your objective is to get healthy or to escape the hustle and bustle of London then there is a route in here for you
  • Clear illustrations, easy to follow maps and plenty of useful recommendations so you can make the most of each route
  • GPS coordinates so you can track and plan your route in any way you want

P.S. Don’t forget for the price of a couple of pints you get 35 unforgettable routes and also free updates for any future releases!

Some of the feedback from 100′s of cyclists who have already downloaded the 35 London Cycle Routes eBook

“Loving my 35 London cycle routes. I have been cycling around London all my life, but part of the problem with that is that I know my areas so well that I rarely just go out for an explore. If nothing else, this book is an inspiration to do something a bit different on a sunny Saturday morning. It does that job very well because it has been put together so nicely, with such attention to detail: from photos, to points of interest, to GPS coordinates (which I have stuck on my Nokia along with the book, so it is always handy). Much more than I had expected for under a tenner. Many thanks.”

-Andrea

“This is a superb book, definitely one of the best bike related purchases I’ve done in a long time. This eBook includes a fab variety of cycle routes, from Central London ones to more countryside ones. Whether you want to sight see London’s most famous monuments, test your thighs on some wicked hills, or do some serious distance, you really have lots of choice to pick from. I also liked the way they are rated according to how easy they are”

- Jerome

“Great eBook, bargain price. The layout and pictures are beautifully done, maps are good resolution. Like the variety of routes, can’t wait to try them out. The download process was quick and easy too.”

-Paul

“I purchased this today and wasn’t expecting to go for a ride but then I found the London Night Ride section and as we were only talking about doing this in the week there are a few of us hitting the London roads tonight should the weather hold up.

To those wondering if its worth it I’d say a big fat YES! I hesitated before clicking the buy button as i’d seen some really bad ebooks then I realised that i spend more on coffee for me and the wife than I would on this, so away I went and bought it.

Conclusion : It’s far better value for money than any skinny tall latte I could have had (and this is a calorie burner ) the quality is excellent it’s very clear and well put together and the addition of the Google Earth and GPS files is fantastic, well worth the money.”

-Lee

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61 Responses to 35 London Cycling Routes with GPS

  1. David 02/03/2010 at 9:56 pm #

    Just wanted to be the first to say this cycle routes ebook is absolutely awesome. The quality is brilliant and the GPS an awesome addition. Thanks for this Andreas, best £7.95 I have spent in a long time!

  2. Tim Benson 03/03/2010 at 9:07 am #

    Great book,great value. I know you enjoy doing this Andreas, but the service you are providing free, for the cyclists of london does need to be recognised and appreciated. Thanks for London Cyclist in general but a special thanks for this excellent resource. If you are dithering folks buy it.

  3. nomsa 03/03/2010 at 5:44 pm #

    just downloaded the london cycle routes book today and can’t wait to get out there and try out the routes. looks beautiful and comprehensive – well worth the money!

  4. Amar 04/03/2010 at 5:30 am #

    Great job on the London cycle routes book Andreas. Keep up the good work!

  5. crimsonape 04/03/2010 at 2:53 pm #

    Fantastic London guide. Very useful.

  6. Higgs 09/03/2010 at 8:45 pm #

    Well done on a lovely book. Particularly liked the addition of GPX/KML for each route. Will have a go at a few of these over the summer :)

  7. Paul 11/03/2010 at 2:36 am #

    Great ebook, bargain price. The layout and pictures are beautifully done, maps are good resolution. Like the variety of routes, can’t wait to try them out. The download process was quick and easy too.

  8. Peter Cowan 11/03/2010 at 8:29 pm #

    Excellent eBook and great value too. As an ex-pat Londoner I’ll be trying some of these on my Brompton next visit for sure!

  9. Jerome 12/03/2010 at 11:54 am #

    This is a superb book, definitely one of the best bike related purchases I’ve done in a long time. This ebook includes a fab variety of cycle routes, from Central London ones to more countryside ones. Whether you want to sight see London’s most famous monuments, enjoy a ride along the river, test your thighs on some wicked hills, or do some serious distance, you really have lots of choice to pick from. I also liked the way they are rated according to how easy they are, and the type of bike they’re more suited to.
    In other words it’s just brilliant, and I’m looking forward to the 2nd version.

  10. Alasdair 15/03/2010 at 2:08 pm #

    Just purchased – Orpington loop – right up my street since I live in Bromley. I have a similar loop going out west through the downs so if you want that route then let me know and I’ll mail it over. Excellent work!

    • bob cyclist 14/07/2011 at 6:27 pm #

      can i have one on email many thx. bob

  11. nununoolio 16/03/2010 at 3:04 am #

    Nice one Andreas.
    I’ve only had a glance at the routes so far but there seems to be a great variety of rides and the book is very well laid out.
    I am looking forward to giving some of these a go throughout the next few months.

  12. amjb 18/03/2010 at 11:34 pm #

    A really nicely produced guide at an incredible price. Great job!

  13. John 21/03/2010 at 8:36 pm #

    A Very interesting book by itself but used with gps its great. Its taken me a little time to figure out how to use this book with the gps coordinates provided, but now I can use my iphone to read the book and navigate its truly brilliant

  14. Martin 21/03/2010 at 9:05 pm #

    I think it’s a terrific piece of work, love the way it’s presented and the routes are a great spread of quirky through to useful through to challenging. A few things though, “Jewelry” is I believe spelt “Jewellery” although maybe it’s an alternative spelling I’m not familiar with.
    In the Alpine London section I would have thought Highgate West Hill was worthy of mention, as used in final stage of Tour of Britain in 2006. I personally would have liked a review of the most challenging ‘hills’ in London in this section. I get my hill-climbing kicks doing laps of Canonbie Road in Forest Hill when I don’t have time to get to Kent so am putting this forward for future inclusion if you think this section would interest people. Personally I think it has the edge on Highgate West Hill as very little traffic and well set up for laps, although not as long.
    When I clicked on the Google Maps link give for the London – Chichester route description I get a choice of four exotic locations for the Unknown Road, but not, I think, including the intended one.
    Looking forward to getting out on some of these routes, great work!

  15. Kirstin 22/03/2010 at 3:46 pm #

    Hi there

    I’ve now had a chnace to look hrough your London Cycle Routes ebook. Looks very useful for someone like me who ends up riding the same routes again and again due to lack of imagination and being disinclined to sit around researching rides when I could be doing them! I look foward to doing teh night ride when it gets warmer.

    Thanks

  16. Lee 27/03/2010 at 6:46 pm #

    I purchased this today and wasn’t expecting to go for a ride but then i found the London Night Ride section and as we were only talking about doing this in the week there are a few of us hitting the London roads tonight should the weather hold up.

    To those wondering if its worth it i’d say a big fat YES! I hesitated before clicking the buy button as i’d seen some really bad ebooks then i realised that i spend more on coffee for me and the wife than I would on this, so away i went and bought it.

    Conclusion : It’s far better value for money than any skinny tall latte i could have had (and this is a calorie burner ) the quality is excellent it’s very clear and well put together and the addition of the Google Earth and GPS files is fantastic, well worth the money.

    Don’t hesitate, hit the buy button now :)

  17. Phil 31/03/2010 at 5:58 pm #

    Hi just bought the London cycle routes e-book and am looking forward to do some exploring on my next visit to London. I wanted to also know where I can get the route from Dartford to the city centre? I know it is there but cannot find it to try it out.

    Best regards,

    Phil

    • Andreas 31/03/2010 at 8:47 pm #

      Hi Phil. Regarding the route to the city centre I have an article written here that is called “Finding London Cycle Routes”. Have a look for it and use some of the tools there. The one I would highly recommend is the online camden cyclists resource that shows you where there are cycle paths in London

    • Jacoby 11/09/2011 at 7:59 am #

      Mighty useful. Make no mistake, I aprpaecite it.

  18. Martin H 06/04/2010 at 7:18 pm #

    Bagged the london cycle routes book last week and cracked off #8 (cant really give it away can I?) on a chilly Easter Sunday. Gonna say the cycle was OK – some interesting stops and a couple of nice pubs. An area we’d never visited before which I guess is what the guide is all about! Glad I downloaded the GPS file – very useful. Looking forward to 10, 11 and 16 next! Top stuff.

  19. Laurie 11/04/2010 at 2:44 pm #

    Hi Andreas,
    I have been looking at the london cycle routes book with interest, and will soon(!) get out on my bike to try out some of the routes.
    I’ve only recently moved to London, and haven’t yet had time to get on my bike and explore, what with decoration, finding my bearings and so on.
    The “Easy” routes look good as a starter for me, so I’ll give them a go and let you have more feedback.

  20. justposted 13/04/2010 at 11:47 pm #

    Loving my 30 London cycle routes. I have been cycling around London all my life, but part of the problem with that is that I know my areas so well that I rarely just go out for an explore. If nothing else, this book is an inspiration to do something a bit different on a sunny Saturday morning. It does that job very well because it has been put together so nicely, with such attention to detail: from photos, to points of interest, to GPS coordinates (which I have stuck on my Nokia along with the book, so it is always handy). Much more than I had expected for under a tenner. Many thanks, Andrea.

  21. elaine 14/04/2010 at 5:21 pm #

    Andreas, you have done a great job. Well designed, clear maps, great photos and a good choice of distances. I am now thinking about cycling in places I may not have considered. Can’t wait to get out there. Thank you. Elaine

  22. David 15/04/2010 at 6:29 pm #

    This captures the pleasure of cycling in London and extends it with a load of suggestions. The excitement comes through just reading through the routes always allowing for opening up your own variations and new areas to explore. If you don’t get the buzz of cycling in London, particularly central London, take it on trust and have a look at this book. As others have said, thanks Andreas for this and the cycling service you offer.

  23. James 15/04/2010 at 8:20 pm #

    Nice book with interesting routes: I’m looking forward to doing more of them. Ideas for improvements: the maps, although good, could be labelled better – it’s not instantly clear where they link up to each other, and it’s similarly not clear where the ‘attractions’ on each ride are marked. Also, the higlighting colour doesn’t come out too well on a (bog-standard office) colour printer. Minor nits, very well done though; loving the gpx and kml trails. (loading them onto an android device was a challenge but do-able in the end…)

    • Andreas 02/10/2010 at 5:46 pm #

      Hey James – in the new version of the London Cycle Routes eBook I sent out a few weeks ago (and that people get when they download) I’ve improved the maps and added clear instructions for the Android and other mobile phones.

  24. Jon Finch 25/04/2010 at 9:36 pm #

    Great e-book – well worth 8 pounds. The gpx files work nicely with the breadcrumb trail feature on the Garmin Edge 705. If you are looking to publish more routes, what I’d (selfishly) like to see is some 50-100 miles loops starting and ending in central London. I kind of feel like a cheat getting the train back!

    • Andreas 02/10/2010 at 5:45 pm #

      Check your inbox for the free new 30 route version – there’s some great new longer loop cycle routes you’ll enjoy!

  25. Arlene 28/05/2010 at 11:50 am #

    It’s taken me a while to get around to posting a comment, Andreas, but that’s partly because I’ve been trying out the cycle routes in your terrific little book! Not only have I had a great time following new routes to old destinations – haven’t had a chance to simply explore yet – but it inspired me to take a free cycle training course in my borough. I learned a whole lot of rules of the road that I wasn’t aware of previously, so thanks for that recommendation. I also followed your advice and took the cycle maintenance course with Digger and Diego. Good fun and an excellent learning experience. I couldn’t be happier to have discovered London Cyclist and all it includes. I’m out on my bike so much more now and loving it. A thousand thanks, Andreas!

  26. Samuel 06/07/2010 at 12:54 am #

    Hey Andreas, I was going to buy this London cycle routes book just mostly because i wanted to support your great website but actually it showed me plenty of routes I did not thought about before….

    thanks a lot.

    Sam.

  27. Tim 07/07/2010 at 11:13 pm #

    Hey Andreas,

    I bought the London Cycle Routes book yesterday and it looks great! I’ve only really started cycling recently and wanted to support your site because it’s given me great advice on accessories and a chance to read more experienced cyclists views. I think I’ll start with #1 and see how it goes…

    Thanks,

    Tim

  28. Hammad 13/10/2010 at 7:05 pm #

    Fantastic e-book. Only just started cycling, but can’t wait to have a crack at the cycle routes. A must for all London cyclists!

  29. Dafydd Saer 03/12/2010 at 10:44 am #

    Can I get a hard copy? My eyes get tired reading on-screen.

    • Andreas 14/12/2010 at 12:13 pm #

      You can easily download and print the London Cycling Routes

  30. Jean-Luc Dewulf 31/12/2010 at 5:09 pm #

    Being a tourist I wonder before downloading, if the e-book has enough tourist information included within the different cycling routes?.

    • Andreas 22/02/2011 at 5:14 pm #

      Yep, a couple of the rides are excellent for tourists. Especially try: Postcard London

  31. giovanni 30/04/2011 at 6:13 pm #

    Great book. Amazing value for money. I’m already looking forward to the next 30 routes.

  32. Nicki 24/07/2011 at 10:15 pm #

    Finally got round to doing one of the rides today, having bought the guide a while ago. My partner’s 13 year old daughter is staying and I thought it would be a great thing for us all to do together and I was right! only problem is that I can’t access the GPS files now: Adobe reader ‘can’t access the file because either it is not a supported file type or because the file has been damaged’. Please help! I may have done something wrong when I originally downloaded the book?

    • Andreas 04/08/2011 at 11:31 am #

      Hi Nicki, Adobe Reader can’t open the GPS files – it can only open the PDF files. There’s instructions inside the eBook (See introduction) for how you can use the GPS files.

  33. debencyclist 11/08/2011 at 8:20 pm #

    Love the book Andreas and I’m really determined to get on a bike next time I’m London. The freebies I got for signing up are excellent too.

  34. Ray Whitehouse 03/11/2011 at 10:33 am #

    Hi Andreas, a great e-book and a great update. Have just done the Epping Forest Loop ride and have one particular comment. The part of the route along epping road/high road is along a straight fast road that is very busy and would not be that suitable for all people. There is an alternative off road route which is suitable for hybrids and I road it on my road bike (25mm tyres) OK. When you come to the top of ivy Chimneys road do a left turn rather than a right turn, immediatelty after crossing the M25 do a right turn go to the end of the road, go straight on a narrow track and after a short distance take the left track. This is quite wide. Eventually it crosses epping road, cross the road and take a left before the car park, follow this track until it meets up with your route jsut after the big roundabout. I have a GPS track if anyone would like it.

  35. dimmodd 06/01/2012 at 1:01 pm #

    Dear Andreas
    When I have received my Christmas gift from your newsletter as the 7 great routes around London, I just open 02 Tower Bridge to Greenwich Park. It was pleasant surprise for me because one is identical to my favorite walking route along the Thames. I admire of Thames Path walk in boiling hot days. Of course I had to buy London Cycle Routes eBook. I opened all of them after purchase. When I well go to London next time I will have lots of beautiful variants for riding

    Andreas It is pretty good job, thank you!
    Dmitry
    Koenigsberg Russia

    • Andreas 09/07/2012 at 3:46 pm #

      Thank you kindly Dmitry – enjoy the routes!

  36. richard mills 05/04/2012 at 3:18 pm #

    Can you supply this on micro sd card.

    • Dave 28/05/2012 at 6:25 pm #

      Hi Richard

      If your sd card is for a phone, tablet or reader, surely you D/L the book, connect the device to your pc, copy and pate to device, open and start reading?

      • Andreas 09/07/2012 at 3:46 pm #

        We cannot unfortunately Richard. However, it’s easy enough to download and then transfer on to an SD card.

  37. Goonz 11/05/2012 at 1:12 pm #

    Looks good, will hit hit the buy button soon…

    • Andreas 09/07/2012 at 3:46 pm #

      Thank you Goonz – hope you enjoy looking through – plenty of great london cycle routes in there!

  38. sera 01/06/2012 at 1:11 am #

    Hi, i would love to buy this book but i don’t do paypal. any other options?
    Do you sell hard copies somewhere in london? :/

  39. Jeff 08/07/2012 at 8:44 pm #

    Hi,

    I bought the ebook yesterday and the rides look great. Unfortunately there is no icon on my iPad after I closed the ebook. How do I access the book without downloading it again? Thanks!

  40. George Johnston 23/08/2012 at 10:08 am #

    This is an absolutely fantastic idea. Well done!

  41. Bobby 07/09/2012 at 9:14 am #

    Hi would I be able to download this to my iPad?

  42. Bobby 07/09/2012 at 9:16 am #

    Also do any of the routes cover or are near Harrow?

    Regards
    Bobby

  43. Dave 19/02/2013 at 9:58 am #

    Hi could someone please let me know how many routes are over 40 miles, the shortest distance my 8 yo would want to cycle?

  44. Colin Grover 04/03/2013 at 7:14 am #

    Are these rides suitable for leisure cyclists outside of London? I live about 40 miles north of London and have, for example, started to ride down the Lea Valley which is good. Would these rides be OK for me? Is it possible to get an idea of where the ridres are at least in closeness to Central London. A ride round Box Hill is not beyond my capability.

    • Andreas 04/03/2013 at 5:13 pm #

      Hey Colin nearly all the rides are within the M25 ring. It should be fine to reach and there’s quite a few leisure routes around central London that should be of interest.

  45. Niels 06/03/2013 at 3:54 pm #

    Hi,

    This looks like £10 well invested, could you please let me know if I can easily transfer the maps into my Endomondo iPhone app ?

    Thanks.

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