Canada Water to South Bank via Q1 and Q14 - Southwark Healthy Ride
Usual easy-paced ride along mainly quiet roads and paths. Start/finish in Deal Porter Square (next to Canada Water Library, opposite Canada Water station, SE16 7AR)
This ride will use 2 of the new Quietways. Starting at Canada Water, a short ride past Greenland Dock and along Oldfield Grove will take us to Q1 at the start of the Millwall Path. Route then follows Q1 past The Den (Millwall Football Stadium), over the Connect 2 Bridge then on quiet streets to the South Bank (passing the Old Vic theatre on the way). A short ride gets us to Superhighway 6 where we will reach the start of Q14 at Nicholson St. Q14 is a work in progress, but we can enjoy the 2 new modal filters at Gt Guildford St and Newcomen St and the new crossing of Tower Bridge Rd. That is where Q14 ends at present. It is planned to continue mostly on the existing National Route 4 alignment and the ride will follow this to the Albion Channel, turning off there to return to Deal Porter Square.
Q1 and Q14 are useful routes that provide safe passage east-west across north Southwark. Q1 is already heavily used and probably when complete Q14 will also prove popular. Route is 9 miles and flat, map at https://goo.gl/kV6jUB
Bruce Lynn, 07729 279 945