Cycling World Magazine July 2017 - Page 119

July 2017| 119 Theresa Hughes “The Quiet One” Quietway One and East-West Cycle Superhighway For those wishing to head into the busy city, take the 9km Quietway 1 route towards Southbank from Greenwich. There are many wonderful independent cafes along the Quietway. As you ride around the back of Millwall FC stadium, before crossing the Connect 2 Sustrans bridge over Rotherhithe New Road and ride along nearly a mile of very quiet streets, you’ll reach my personal favourite, Crol Co cafe on the corner of yton oad and unton Road. I love to grab a brew and one of their delicious brownies here to unwind after a busy day. uietway One finishes south of Waterloo Bridge. For those wishing to see London’s sights, cross the bridge to oin the ast-West Cycle Superhighway on Victoria Embankment where you can see the Houses of arliament, Tower ill and Buckingham alace crossing through three royal parks along the way, all in the comfort and safety of a protected cycleway. Rebecca Jones “The Easy Escape One” National Cycle Network 13 and 136 This route is an easy escape into beautiful green space within ondon. On route, you drop down to the Thames and see impressive wide views of the river where you can spot the concrete barges used as decoys during the Second World War bombing raids. Rainham Marshes, an ancient landscape of medieval marshes that were closed for over 100 years, is a wonderful, remote place to spot wildlife including kestrels and other birds on the RSPB reserve. The ride is mainly at and off-road, making it great for younger cyclists.