Rides, routes and clubs

Cycle maps, routes and clubs

Kingston Cycling Map:                   

Kingston Council has produced a map which shows suggested cycling routes across the borough, as well as proposed routes to be completed in the future (including the new 'Go Cycle' Infrastructure).

For a free copy of the Borough's cycling map please email your address to sustainable.transport@kingston.gov.uk and we will post one to you.

Kingston Six Quiet Routes Guide:         

Kingston Cycling have picked out six bicycle friendly routes on largely traffic-free routes so you can start exploring around Kingston today. Full details of the all the routes listed below can be downloaded here  view and download all the routes. But here’s a taster of what you will discover.

1. Kingston to Hampton Court - 6 mile route 

Leave bustling Kingston through to leafy Bushy Park with roaming deer and magnificent chestnut trees.  Then on to enter the charming Hampton Court Gardens, with a stunning cycle back following the river to Kingston.

2. Routes through Kingston Town Centre

There are four colour coded suggested routes which provide quieter and safer routes across Kingston, featuring bridges, locks and royal parks. Work in Kingston? why not use this to plan a commute to work by bike.

3. Surbiton Parks and Greens - 7 mile route

Starting at the Clock Tower in Surbiton you'll pass over the Hogsmill River, through Alexandra Park housing it's 16.5 acres of playground, bowling and croquet lawns

4. Berrylands to Nonsuch Park - 9 mile route

Nonsuch Park is the site of one of Henry VIII's palaces described as "unparallelled" in its time. Now there is a handsome mansion house surrounded by formal gardens, a museum, vast wild parkland with easy, flat paths and a great cafe. Cycling is allowed on designatated paths in the park. Millais painted the background to his famous "Ophelia" at the Hogsmill River.

5. Horton Country Park - 5 mile route

This is an opportunity to enjoy a slice of under-appreciated countryside in Chessington.  The park covers 400 acres, half now bin public space. It was designated as a local nature reserve in 2004 and is managed to provide an attractive mixture of environments.  There are refreshments at the Old Moat Garden Centre. 

6. Riverside and Richmond Park - 7 mile route

Starting at Market Place in Kingston this reide will take you alongside a picturesque stretch of the Thames to Teddington Lock. Just a short ride further on, past pretty Ham Pond which used to be a drinking place for sheep and cattle, you enter Richmond Park. Herds of deer make the park their home and you have the opportunity to enjoy the traffic-free Tamsin Trail that circles the park or visit the spectacular enclosed Isabella Plantation.  There's a cafe by the lock and pubs on the opposite side of the river (use the footbridge) and a cafe and toilets in Richmond Park. 

TfL Cycle Sundays

Aims to encourage Londoners to try cycling on Sundays. Developed in collaboration with British Cycling, Cycle Sisters, Joyriders, London Cycling Campaign, Sustrans and Wheels for Wellbeing; TfL Cycle Sundays offers beginner-friendly cycle routes, cycling discounts & training. A full list of routes is available on the TfL Cycle Sundays  website.

Personalised Cycle Planning:              

Is there a route you often ride - or would like to start to ride - but you're not sure of the best way to go? Have a personalised cycle route mapped for you by the Kingston Cycling Campaign. KCC is the local group of the London Cycling Campaign.

For more details, telephone Rob James on 020 8546 8865 or email mail@kingstoncycling.org.uk

Online maps, routes and route planning                        

  • Transport for London (TfL) has produced an interactive online journey planner which now supports cycling journeys and generates route maps.                                          
  • Sustrans provides maps of the National Cycling Network, a UK-wide network of more than 16,000 miles of signed paths and routes for walking, cycling, wheeling and exploring outdoors. Kingston is on Route 4 of which stretches from London to Fishguard in South Wales.
  • Google maps can provide you with cycling routes and turn by turn directions from your smartphone.

Cycle clubs

If you’ve been bitten by the cycling bug, and are wondering where to go next, clubs/groups could well be the answer.

Whether you are just looking for a large group of like-minded individuals to go for a ride with, road race, or have children who fancy themselves as the next Froome, Cavendish or Trott, cycle clubs are probably for you.

If a junior club is what you need, Kingston Junior Cycle Club and London Dynamo Youth and Juniors are two good local options. Based in Kingston, they cover almost all you could possibly need.

For women who want to go for a social ride with other women, have a look at Women on Wheels in the Organised Rides section.

Women of Colour Cycling Collective organise rides and are on Twitter and Instagram

Free, inclusive, fun, social rides in London - https://ibikelondon.com/#page-top

For adult cycling clubs, there are a few options. Kingston WheelersKingston Phoenix and London Dynamo are local clubs.

Others include:

Last Modified: 24/05/2024 16:20:44