> Wow - thanks very much rendelharris and
> rendelharris - thanks very much for describing the
> two routes. Do you spend much time on busy
> streets with this route (buses and trucks etc?),
> or is most of it small streets, or even better
> segregated cycle paths?
> Jules-and-Boo - that's very reassuring to hear the
> journey isn't too bad. Which overground do you
> get on? (Denmark Hill, NOrth Dulwich, HOP?). How
> long does it take you, and are the trains not too
> crowded? You say 'hop on the tube' at Canada
> Waters, but I'd heard it's very busy there with
> long queues etc, and you have to push to get onto
> a train - is this not true?
> Thanks again!
Those two routes I described are both really quiet - from the start of the Surrey Canal path (starts at the side of Peckham library) to the start of the totally segregated routes at Elephant there's about half a mile of quiet roads to negotiate between Burgess Park and the cycle path on the Old Kent Road, then if you go via Tower Hill you're totally separate from traffic all the way to Limehouse. The other way, via Greenwich, is on the Quietway which lives up to its name, a mixture of cycle paths, one way streets, parks etc. Both routes suitable for even nervous cyclists!
From Herne Hill to Peckham library, depending which bit of HH you settle in, you can probably join the Greendale cycle path, come round the side of Dulwich Hamlet, across Dog Kennel Hill and down Bellenden Road.
Southwark bike train run guided rides on the Blackfriars route - you can contact them via Sally Eva on this forum - or just give me a shout when you move down here, a loop comprising both routes is one of my favourite training rides, be glad to show you around (ETA Mrs H comes with me on weekends lest you be rightly cautious!).
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