Cycling

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Greenwich is a good place to cycle in.  It has plenty of fantastic routes to try – the majority of cycle routes form part of the London Cycle Network.

Pick-up cycle maps from the Greenwich Tourist Information Centre, contact Royal Greenwich on public-health-resources@royalgreenwich.gov.uk or phone 0800 587 5833 to request some.

Free cycle training in Greenwich

Bikeability Cycle Skills training is free for anyone aged 7+ who lives, works or studies in Royal Greenwich. You can get up to 4 hours (typically 2 2-hour lessons) for free and can train individually, in pairs or in groups.

Cycle Skills training offers cyclists the chance to increase their confidence and skills in real-road conditions in the Borough and across London. Bike hire can be arranged for free from certain locations too.

The training is offered at three levels:

  • Level 1: control your bike safely in an off-road environment
  • Level 2: an introduction to riding on road, typically on quiet back streets with gentle traffic
  • Level 3: advanced cycle skills on multi-lane roads, roundabouts, busier junctions and cycling infrastructure

To book Cycle Skills training visit the Bikeworks website and submit a booking form or call 020 8980 7998 for enquiries.

For any other cycling related enquiries, contact the Royal Greenwich Cycle Training & Projects Co-ordinator, Tim Le Rougetel by email at tim.lerougetel@royalgreenwich.gov.uk or by telephone on 020 8921 2102.

Organised Rides
If you’re new to cycling, why not join in an organised cycle ride to improve your confidence. The cycling clubs run regular organised cycle rides of varying lengths in the Borough, some suitable for new beginners and others for more experienced cyclists. To find out more about organised cycle rides in Greenwich, click on the titles in pink below.

Limited Edition Cycling 
Limited Edition Cycle Club are a friendly, leave-no-one behind established group which meet in Eltham on the weekends. The Saturday group is for beginners who fancy giving social cycling a go.

Greenwich Cyclists
Join the Greenwich Cyclists Group if you would like to go on organised rides and attend special events. They meet to discuss cycling informally every first Wednesday of the month.

Skyride Social Rides
Welcome to Britain’s biggest network of cyclists. Meet like-minded riders, create groups, and organise your own rides. You would have to be confident of riding on busy streets.

Local Recreational Bike Maps
If you’re looking for ideas for a short bike ride in your area have a look at the maps below: