Camden campaigners circumnavigate London with message that orbital routes must welcome cyclists

On Sunday 18 September 2011, Camden Cycling Campaign is organising a ride to highlight the lack of cycle-friendly facitlies on the north and south circulars.

Organised by highly experienced ride leader James Brander, the ride invites cyclists all over Greater London to join in for all or part of the route (timetable below).

Many individuals would be intimidated by riding on busy orbital roads that have few cycling facilities.

Riding in the safety of a group, the ride will highlight the need for important through routes such as the north and south circular to have dedicated cycle facilities that offer safety, comfort and prority to cyclists.

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Timetable for the ride

Camden, Swiss Cottage 0930 (start)

Brent, Ace Cafe 1000-1015 (coffee)

Ealing, Hanger Lane roundabout, Southern Exit 1045

Richmond, Kew Green 1115

Wandsworth, Rocks Lane Junction 1145

Lambeth, Clapham Common North Side 1215

Southwark/Lewisham, Dulwich Park Cafe 1245-1400 (lunch)

Greenwich, Burnt Ash Hill 1430

Newham, Woolwich Ferry 1500-1530

Redbridge, A13 at Gascoigne Road 1600

Waltham Forest, South Woodford Station 1700-1730 (refreshments)

Enfield, Meridian Way at Angel Rd Station 1800

Barnet, Bounds Green Road 1830

Camden, Swiss Cottage 1900 (finish)

Unless otherwise stated, waypoints are on or immediately adjacent to the North or South Circular Roads. The ride will not leave a waypoint before the stated time, but may run late. 

In the boroughs of Redbridge and Waltham Forest, the route will be close to but not on the North Circular.

Where the North Circular uses a flyover or other grade-separated junction, the route will use the roundabout or gyratory and rejoin afterwards.