FREE CYCLE ROUTE MAPS
INCREASE CYCLING

MAPS OF LEISURE RIDES

We have put onto the website downoadable guides to some of the routes of our popular local "Bread Pudding" rides. You can follow whole rides or sections to make long or short rides to suit yourself.

If these are popular, we will add more.

Click for leisure routes.

SUGGESTIONS FOR LEISURE RIDES

We have also put onto the website accounts of where we have been on many of our other regular KCC rides. You might find these give ideas for your own rides to some of the ineresting and attractive places around us.

Click to see them.

KINGSTON CYCLE MAPS

Kingston Council's map of cycle routes and facilities in the borough is available free from the Tourist Information Centre in the Market Place (ask for it at the counter), local libraries, bike shops, Guildhall reception areas and doctors' surgeries.

If you have difficulty getting one, please contact the council to have one sent to you.

LONDON CYCLE MAPS

A new edition of the successful London Cycle Guides has been published.

It covers the whole of London in fourteen maps which are available free from Transport for London by phone (020 7222 1234) or online.

The first edition of these free cycle maps was launched on April 23rd 2002. Over a million were taken up and surveys after the first year of the maps showed they had been successful in increasing cycling:-

  • People who already cycled used their bikes more as they discovered new routes from the maps
  • People who had not cycled before started riding as they saw that there were routes they could use without fighting heavy traffic.

The maps cover the whole of Greater London, including the borough of Kingston.

Kingston Cycling Campaign, part of the London Cycling Campaign, helped create the maps that cover the Royal Borough. Members pooled their local knowledge to provide routes taking in quiet back streets and little-known short cuts. These routes join up and connect with the official borough cycle routes making the maps practical and easy to use.


Ian Manders of Kingston Cycling Campaign, pictured here at the launch, said:

"These free maps will encourage people to cycle in our borough. They show not only routes on main roads but routes on quieter back streets which make cycling around Kingston, New Malden, Surbiton and Chessington safer, easier and more pleasant. Every one can benefit from the inside knowledge of experienced local cyclists."

He continued: "Half of all journeys in London are under two miles, a distance covered in 10 minutes by bike. Cycling is ideal for local trips. The benefits are incredible - you will feel a lot fitter and healthier and your journey is quicker and more convenient by bike. It costs nothing to park a bike and you don't pay a fare. So get moving and pick up a free map now."

You can contact Kingston Cycling Campaign by email - mail@kingstoncycling.org.uk.