Transport for London (TfL) has today launched the latest edition of its popular
free bike maps covering the whole of London.
The new set of 14 maps, developed with the London Cycle Campaign, are double-sided,
hard-wearing and contain a wealth of information about 4,000km of routes. This
includes the London Cycle Network Plus (a network of signed routes for cyclists
across the capital), the National Cycle Network and routes through parks and
The easy to use maps help cyclists to identify quick or quiet routes wherever
they want to travel in the Capital. The cycle routes featured have all been
ridden and recommended by experienced cyclists.
The cycle maps are available to order a month in advance of the Hovis London Freewheel,
a fun, free bike ride open to all Londoners taking place on Sunday 23 September.
Tens of thousands of riders are expected to cycle a 14km central London
route free of non-cycle traffic passing some of the Capital’s most iconic sights.
For more information and to register for the event, visit: www.londonfreewheel.com.
Ken Livingstone, the Mayor of London, said:
“’Cycling is the fastest, cheapest, most healthy and environmentally friendly
way to get around London. These new cycle maps will make cycling in London easier
and help cyclists explore a whole new side to the capital by discovering literally
thousands of short cuts and little known paths.”
Jenny Jones, the Mayor’s Green transport advisor, said: ‘Londoners are realising
that cycling is fun as well as efficient. These new maps and the Hovis
London Freewheel will give everyone a chance to find that out for themselves.’
Charlie Lloyd, London Cycling Campaign, said:
"The London Cycle Guide maps have proven to be the most useful aid for
anyone cycling in London. They provide all you need to make cycling the quickest,
most effective way of getting around London. The wider coverage of the new edition
Cycle Guides is exactly what we need. Discovering new areas and new routes is
easier than ever. "
The maps can be requested online from www.tfl.gov.uk/cycling
or by calling TfL’s customer service helpline on 020 7222 1234.
They are also available in cycle shops throughout the Capital.