trailblazer

Martin submitted the winning design for London’s first dedicated cycle route in 1977.

Now, 43 years on, the ground survey and GPS mapping of a system of recreational rides around the capital’s urban periphery is complete. The route comprises 12 arcs, 12 spokes, and 12 spin-offs. In total, it covers more than 750 miles of off-road and quiet cycling through varied landscapes – often beautiful, always interesting.

In a reference to the London orbital motorway, the M25, the working title for this cycle network was the C25. It is now (July 2020) in the process of acquiring a new title, logo, brand image and a dedicated website from which the routes will be fully accessible, excursions planned. While this is in development please enjoy this blog library of recent adventures, or from the archive of photos taken on reconnoitre. They are laid out chronologically below.

Please contact Martin for further information, or ask for access to the website as it is being built by Anthony at Fonant.