Regeneration London Cycle Route

We went on a fantastic cycle ride around East and South East London at the Weekend. Amazing scenery - vast areas of 'regeneration' of wonderful views of Docks, Canals and Rivers. Plenty of squalor, fly tipping debris, brown field sites, heaps of gravel, industrial landscapes. So much space - it seems you could build another London in the space, rehouse all the homeless, provide cheap housing for the next generation - all in the area between Hackney, Becton and Greenwich.

The Route took from 12 - 6pm but would want longer if visiting 'attractions' on the way. The route is circular so could start anywhere:


Victoria Park, Hertford Union Canal to River Lee (near Carpenters Road) on edge of Olympic Site



Follow river Lee to 3 Mill Pumping Station

Take East branch of River heading east to pick up the Greenway

Follow Greenway to Beckton (Alps)


Turn South to Royal Albert Docks, cycle round the Docks to Thames at Woolwich Ferry
Cross Woolwich Ferry or foottunnel
Cycle West along South bank of River Thames
Cycle Round Millennium Dome
Continue to Greenwich
Cross under Thames on Foot tunnel to Island Gardens
Through Isle of Dogs to Limehouse Basin
Pick up Regents Canal and continue westwards back to Victoria Park - we then continued on canal to Broadway market and home.

Comments

Fascinating photos!!!

JJ :D

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