Cambridge to London road ride – any route advice?
Planning a Sunday morning road ride with a few friends. Given the forecast 15-30 mph northerlies, the current plan is to train to Cambridge and ride back to North London.
Any ideas for scenic routes, villages to aim for/through? Keeping off the busiest roads.
Thanks loads for any help,
EdPosted 5 years agocrazy-legsSubscriber
this is an approximate route of the annual Dunwich Dynamo:
a semi-organised night ride from London out to the Suffolk coast.
However it avoids most of the busy roads and is a nice route – my best guess would be to head out towards Haverhill then south to Great Dunmow and follow it back in. Through Epping is fine, getting into London can be a bit mental but that’s true no matter which way you go.Posted 5 years agoSamBMember
I’ve done this route (or very similar) before, and it was quite nice. Only iffy bit is the off-road section (Mardock’s farm) – a mile or two of quite bumpy singletrack. My roadie handled it just fine, you just need to stay light on the way down 🙂Posted 5 years agoplumberMember
I’ve done it quite a few times and it is lovely. I recommend skill wills route joining up from Cambridge. First time I did it I just asked for the walking route on my iPhone back to London and came up trumps
Very quiet. Some nice villages and enough pubs to stop at if you wish too
You can also join the lee valley from ware to get passed the a10/m25 section, something I would heartily recommendPosted 5 years ago
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