London bike shops get new TfL maps23/08/2007 News
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 canal towpaths.
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 ahead 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 into a 14km central London route free of non-cycle traffic passing some of the Capital’s most iconic sights.
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.