London & The Home Counties Cycling Routes

London & The Home Counties

With so much focus on cycling over recent years, London and the Home Counties is a great place to go riding. There are even great cycle lanes along the Thames in Central London, with families riding in the city.

We want to expand our UK routes database, bringing tried and tested routes for you in London and the Home Counties. As it grows, we’ll hopefully help you to choose some great cycle route ideas in and around London.


RICHMOND & THE THAMES  – EASY 15 MILES


An easy afternoon or evening ride from Richmond to Hampton Court, along a lovely stretch of the River Thames.

TATE GALLERY TO BOX HILL  – HARD 85 MILES


A classic ride out to the hills from Central London, with both Leith Hill and Box Hill along the way. A great weekend ride for London cycling friends.

PUTNEY BRIDGE TO WINDSOR  – MEDIUM 32 MILES


A riverside ride to Windsor Castle via Hampton Court. A great ‘there and back’ route for a weekend afternoon.

LONDON TO OXFORD  – HARD 67 MILES


A ride to Oxford, through the Chilterns and some beautiful countryside. We recommend an overnight in the city of spires, before heading back to London.

LONDON TO RYE  – HARD 75 MILES


A trip through the beautiful Sussex countryside from London, and onto the coast and historic Rye.

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Peak District Road Cycling Routes

Peak District – Britain’s favourite National Park


It was the Peak District that first opened up access rights in our National Parks, and being on the edge of the cities of Sheffield, Derby and Manchester, this amazing area has led the the way in all outdoor activities, including cycling. Winnats Pass is a legendary climb, and the roads of the Dark Peak bring on the pain for all riders, while providing epic views.

Our map below shows you exactly where the routes are. Simply pan in and click on a bike and a link will take you to the web page, or click the panels as you read through our great selection of rides.

WINDGATHER  – MEDIUM 20.6 MILES


When you set off from this corner of Cheshire, you might question just how northern this ride is, depending on your geographical definition. Any doubts will soon evaporate as you hoist yourself up onto the Bakestonedale Road to a world of wild moorland.

MAM NICK & HOPE VALLEY  – MEDIUM 32 MILES


This is a climbers route, so don’t attempt it unless you like steep passes or you’re fond of a walk uphill! The route rolls along the Hope Valley before turning towards Edale, where a gradual climb begins.

TOUR OF BRADFIELD – MEDIUM 26 MILES


Only a fairly short ride, but a tough one at that. You will need to pack your climbing legs for this one and the smallest chain ring may get some additional wear!

FROGGATT CIRCUIT – HARD 46 MILES


The loop takes the rider up the beautiful Loxley Valley and out towards the wonderful landscape of the Strines moor. Numerous villages, including the historic plague village of Edale are passed through before the long final climb of Froggatt.

SNAKE PASS & HOLME MOSS – HARD 62 MILES


Classic ride along one of the toughest routes in the Peaks. Take care on the main highway though.

SPARROWPIT & WOODHEAD – HARD 71 MILES


A fine loop around the Peak featuring two crossings of the main watershed and several bonus climbs. This is the route to do if the Snake and Holme Moss roads are snowbound.