Cycling in London was once the mode of transport reserved for those with nerves of steel, but with a network of cycle pathways expanding across the city, the number of cyclists on London roads has more than doubled in the past decade and Elephant & Castle is in the saddle.
With its Zone 1 setting Elephant & Castle is the perfect starting point for your two-wheeled journey, whether you’re heading off on the daily commute along Cycle Superhighway 6 or enjoying a leisurely cycle along Quietway 14, or Quietway 7.
If you’re new to the area and looking for a well-wheeled route, cycling group Southwark Cyclists has a list of rides, which start in Elephant & Castle or the immediate area. For an introductory cycle how about trying the Elephant & Castle to London Bridge route, which passes the Shard, HMS Belfast and Guy’s Hospital? Southwark Cyclists also runs regular events including group rides, which are perfect for those who are new to cycling in the capital or simply want to experience cycling in a group.
Perhaps you’re looking for the perfect two-wheeler to transport yourself around the city? Situated in the heart of Elephant & Castle on Elephant Road is Recycling, one of London’s largest retailers of reconditioned bicycles. With over 250 bicycles of all makes and models on display you will be spoilt for choice.
So, what are you waiting for? Why not start by giving the daily commute a go on two wheels? It’s the perfect way to get some fresh air, save money and avoid overcrowded public transport.
For more information about cycling in London, visit www.tfl.gov.uk/modes/cycling/cycling-in-london