Meet at the Southwark Needle (located on SE corner of London Bridge) for a 3.5 hour easy ride to Walthamstow. Waltham Forest Borough Council have won a hat full of awards for their "Mini-Holland" project to improve walking and cycling (good info on Waltham Forest Cycling Campaign web site, https://wfcycling.wordpress.com/mini-holland/
). People go on tours to see the changes - filtered roads, segregated lanes on major roads etc. So long past time for the healthy riders to see what all the fuss is about.
Route will be out across London Bridge and through the City to Shoreditch, where we join Q13. This takes us to London Fields where we join Q2 all the way to Lee Bridge Rd. Along the mostly new segregated cycle lane on Lee Bridge Rd for 2 miles before turning off to Walthamstow VIllage. Coffee stop in the newly pedetriansed bit of Orford St. Return back to Lee Bridge Rd, then through Leyton to the river Lea at Leyton Jubilee Park. Follow the segregated path on Orient Way to Temple Mills, then into the Olympic Park, across the top end of the park, out past the Copper Box and over the bridges across the River Lea and the A12 into Victoria Park. Nice wide path round to the Gunmakers Gate, then quiet streets to Mile End Park. Almost immediately join CS2 and zoom to Aldgate where the route turns left down to Tower Bridge and along Tooley St to our starting point. A lot of the route is on Cycleways, some in parks and some on quiet streets. The only unsegregated busy roads are at the start as we cross the City. Route on Google Maps at http://bit.ly/376o3Um
Southwark Cyclists Saturday morning Healthy Rides run every week, more info at https://southwarkcyclists.org.uk/healthy-rides/