London Cycling Routes

London's Best Bicycle Rides

London provides visiting cyclists with cycling routes for every occasion. Here are 3 classics we recommend. There is a plethora of cycling opportunities in London for the global cyclist. Livelo can provide you with the bike hire and service to enjoy and fulfil this potential.

A Richmond Park Classic (22.9mi / 36.8km) - 2hr route

Easily adjustable ride intensity and length. Starting at Hyde Park Corner, this ride takes a fairly direct route out of the CBD to the cycle-friendly Richmond Park. With a lap distance of 6.7miles (10.8km) you can maximise your riding time by adding as many loops as you please. A good way to get some quality quick miles under the belt, but be sure to watch out for the native herds of deer. Stop for a coffee at the popular Roehampton Gate Café or head back into London town. Riding along the River Thames, you'll pass Big Ben, The Houses of Parliament and Trafalgar square, finishing with a sprint down Pall Mall with Buckingham Palace standing tall at the end. A great option to see many different sides of London and get some good miles in a short space of time.

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London to Box Hill (85.6mi / 137.8km) - 5hr route

A medium to high intensity ride that will test those climbing legs. Starting at Hyde Park Corner, cyclists are first given a glimpse of Richmond Park before heading south to the lung-busting iconic climbs of Leith Hill and Box Hill. Test your climbing legs out on this hilly route that takes you through scenic Esher and the Surrey Hills before stopping for a well-earned coffee at the popular Roehampton Gate Café.

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Regents Park Quick Fix (10.3mi / 16.6km)

Looking to nip out for a few miles but on a tight schedule? This easily extendable route covers a short lap of Hyde Park before making its way up to the fast and flat Regents Park. At only 2.8miles (4.5km) for each lap, the park road is relatively traffic free and is generally an efficient use of cycling time when looking to build quick miles. Really looking for ‘no-frills’ ride? then head straight to Regents Park and get lapping!

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