Great Rides - Battersea

Battersea is a cycling oasis in the heart of London.

The beginnings of Battersea Park go way back to the time of Queen Victoria, when land was set aside to revitalize a poor, working-class area of the city. But cycling really took off in the 1890s, when bikes were banned in Hyde Park and Regent’s Park — and riders streamed to Battersea for its shady trees, Thames views and smooth pathways.

These days, it’s a great spot for laps (3km around the main loop) or cruising to the zoo, boating lake and bandstand. From here, you can ride along the Thames past the London Eye and the Tate Modern to Greenwich, or head to 2,500-acre Richmond Park, where loads of cyclists train on the weekend.

It’s a decent spot for mountain biking, too — the 7.35-mile Tasmin Trail encircles the park and even has some singletrack. For more MTB, you’ll have to go further afield: the hand-crafted features at Chicksands, the soft loam at Surrey Hills and the gravity-fed trails of Rogate.

Gravel is the same story: try the route from Crystal Palace to Croydon, point your wheels toward Kent or explore Surrey Hills or Epping Forest. No matter what, you should participate in the gigantic RideLondon, when tens of thousands of cyclists ride out of the capital into the Essex countryside.

Swinley Forest

Distancia: 25,9 km
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Surrey Hills

Distancia: 130 km
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Epping Forest

Distancia: 164 km
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Ham Lands

Distancia: 6 km
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Velódromo Lee Valley VeloPark

Distancia: 4 km
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Ranmore Common y Ripley

Distancia: 102 km
Desnivel: +/- 5135 m

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Pilgrims, Bough y Star Hill

Distancia: 110 km
Desnivel: +/- 1131 m

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Box Hill

Distancia: 80 km
Desnivel: +/- 734 m

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Castillo de Chiddingstone

Distancia: 124 km
Desnivel: +/- 1673 m

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Essex 100

Distancia: 171 km
Desnivel: +/- 1350 m

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Flat and Furious

Distancia: 94 km
Desnivel: +/- 526 m

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Marlow Cake Run

Distancia: 149 km
Desnivel: +/- 890 m

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Castillo de Windsor

Distancia: 99 km
Desnivel: +/- 568m

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Ruta circular Richmond Park

Distancia: 25 km
Desnivel: +/- 190 m

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Ruta circular de Hampstead Heath y Primrose Hill

Distancia: 40 km
Desnivel: +/- 318 m

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Lullingstone Country Park

Distancia: 100 km
Desnivel: +/- 1095 m

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Battersea a Brighton

Distancia: 192 km
Desnivel: +/- 1998 m

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Ruta Surrey

Distancia: 105 km
Desnivel: +/- 685 m

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Ruta alrededor de Harlow

Distancia: 141 km
Desnivel: +/- 1111 m

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Hyde Park - Londres

Distancia: 18 km
Desnivel: +/- 103 m

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Ruta circular Richmond Park

Distancia: 26 km
Desnivel: +/- 176 m

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Ruta hasta Buckingham Palace

Distancia: 14 km
Desnivel: +/- 75 m

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Carril bici de Thames Central

Distancia: 20 km
Desnivel: +/- 162 m

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Ruta panorámica por Londres

Distancia: 29 km
Desnivel: +/- 194 m

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Ruta por Trek-Battersea Park

Distancia: 9 km
Desnivel: +/- 54 m

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