Southwest London Parks & links

A new route to complement the get Cycling booklet, to see some quiet routes in New Malden, & Morden, as well as a couple of good family friendly Parks, & a nice refreshment stop, before finishing with the delightful Beeline way. Approx 10 Miles total.

Start from New Malden Station, cross the main Road to the Cut, an off Road, tarmac path, follow to the end, turn Left (L), under Railway, use the Toucan crossing at the end, then follow signs to South Lane,

1. Use Subway under the A3.

2. Use Toucan crossing to get to Motspur Park.

3. Lower Morden Roundabout can be busy, if uncertain, dismount & Walk to Lower Morden Lane,

4. Morden Park, Morden Leasure centre is also nearby.

5. Use Toucan to cross busy Dual carriageway.

6. Stableyard Cafe for refreshments, Morden Hall Park has many other delights, including a Boardwalk, (Dotted Red line), no Cycling, but you can walk the Bikes for 200 metres, then remount to rejoin the route.

7. Kingston Road can be busy at times, please stay alert to Traffic & suroundings.

8. The Beeline Way, a delightful end to the ride.

Promoting Cycling: ‘Get Cycling’ guide launched at Kingston Bike Festival

KCC booklet - Get Cycling

KCC booklet – Get Cycling

At the Kingston Bike Festival on Sunday 10th August 2014 the Kingston Cycling Campaign (KCC) launched its new guide to traffic-free and quiet cycle routes around Kingston which we’ve called ‘Get Cycling’.

There are 6 routes described in words and shown on full colour maps, with lovely design carried out by local designer Alison Groom. The booklet is 20 pages long and as well as the six rides it shows a handy guide to crossing Kingston town centre from all directions.

Members of KCC contributed to researching the routes, checking them, writing text descriptions, mapping, taking photographs and co-ordinating the design and printing.

KCC had 1,000 ‘Get Cycling’ guides printed. They are currently available for free from all the borough’s libraries and we hope that bike shops will each have a stock of them soon.

The cost of  designing and printing the guide was paid largely by an Environment Grant from Kingston Council  supplemented by the group’s own income.

Kingston Cycling Campaigners promote a new guide of six easy rides to places around Kingston. Left To right: Nick Davies, Jon Fray, John Legate and Rob James.

You can find routes taken from the Get Cycling booklet here.