- Bike in London Taxi – Paddington to Roehampton University – Or ride ?
taxi will take it as long as its clean
wont be cheap though
the ride isnt too bad tbh
down through hyde park past the museums, go along fulham rd to the river, over the bridge into putney all the way out to roehampton
1.5hrs max id have thought, probably a fair bit quicker as traffic will be light thenPosted 5 years ago
Next Saturday I’m doing London to Brighton Off Road BHF ride.
Now 75 miles is a lot for me plus I have to get across London from Paddington Station to the start at Roehampton University – about 7 miles.
Time is tight between my train getting in and the last start time of 9.00am, so people that know London, is it realistic to take a Taxi ?
(assuming taxis will take a mountain bike)
That could save time but importantly cuts down on mileage.
Or do I just cycle (that will put the total mileage up over 80 miles) and trust to good navigation not to get lost?
How long is this likely to take me ?
Any other alternatives I haven’t though of, ideas welcome.Posted 5 years ago
Kimbers, I’ve got an hour between arriving at Paddington and getting to the start, from feedback above it looks like it may be tight.
Andy_B, I didn’t know you could take bikes on the tube, I’ll take a look at Google maps on that idea.
Any guesses on Taxi costs, this is still looking like a good option but I don’t want to jump in and have a shock on pricing. Around here it would be about a tenner, I guess significantly more in London.Posted 5 years agomeftyMember
The easiest way is if you do not want to cycle (45 mins max), get the Hammersmith and City Line (bike friendly) to Hammersmith (15 mins with maybe a wait for a train) then cycle from there to Roehampton, which is straight across Hammersmith Bridge and straight on to Roehampton lane (2-2.5 miles of very easy cycling)Posted 5 years ago
my 1.5hr was probably way over
getting the tube to hammersmith will probably give you the best option
the important thing to do when u get out of the tube station and start cycling is orientate yourself, take a compass or ask a copper!
cab would be maybe 30 quid + ???Posted 5 years agoAndy_BSubscriber
You can take bikes on some lines at some times. Here’s the map:
The reason I’m suggesting to go on the Wimnbledon branch is because that will be a direct link rather than having to change at Earl’s Court.
Taxi at a guess would be £20-30 for a pre-booked job and more like £40-50 for a black cab.Posted 5 years ago
Tube straight through to East Putney looks good, not having to change is definately a benefit. Easy navigation and warm up to the start from there. Google maps gives 2 miles to the start.
Further bike on tube shocker, is there an allocated bike carriage or do I just join the fight with everyone else.
Andy / Kimbers thanks for price guide on a Taxi, that is right out.Posted 5 years ago
By comparison train from Gloucestershire to Paddington – £8.00 !
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