With hundreds of routes to choose from, the National Cycle Network is a great way to discover the UK.
This route is an easy-to-follow ride or walk along a raised Greenway from the docklands at Beckton right to the heart of Stratford, meaning that anyone heading along this route can easily avoid the traffic.
Before 2000 Rainham Marshes was used as a military firing range, but since then the area has been transformed by the RSPB as a great place for nature and for people to visit. This flat and traffic-free route around the marshes can either be done as a one-way route starting at Rainham and finishing at Purfleet, or as a slightly longer circular ride.
National Route 137
Route 137 travels along the side of the River Mar Dyke from Aveley to North Stifford, passing through Davy Down Riverside Park.
National Route 523
Route 523 travels between Kenilworth and Burton Green and is known locally as the 'Kenilworth Greenway'
The Tamsin Trail provides a circuit of Richmond Park in south west London, connecting park entrances at Roehampton Gate, Robin Hood Gate, Kingston Gate, Ham Gate, Richmond Gate and East Sheen Gate. It is almost entirely car free, a perfect route for families and less confident cyclists. A very attractive route in any season, the route takes you away from the hustle and bustle of south London.