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Deptford to Erith Pier Cycle Route

England > London > London
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Cycle Route Details
Route NameDeptford to Erith Pier
Distance : miles (km)14.08  (22.66)
Posted Byslasha666
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Cycle Route Location
Start LocationBenbow St, Deptford
End LocationErith Pier, off Wharfside Close
Cycle Steps
This is a lovely route that takes you from Deptford to Erith Pier. From Greenwich it goes mainly alongside the river. Some of the route is on dirt track and is unlit, (it also passes past belvedere sewage works), so it is not recommended for night riding!
Landmarks/Pubs for lunch/Sites to see?
There are several bike shop on this route. These are in order from Deptford: The Cycle Warehouse 228-232 Trafalgar Road London SE10 9ER +44 (0) 20 8293 9180 Halfords Close 4 STONELAKE RETAIL PARK CHARLTON LONDON SE7 8LU 0208 293 4844 Harry Perry Cycles 88-104 Powis Street Unit 6 London SE18 6LQ +44 (0) 20 8854 2383 Ceeway Bike Building Supplies‎ 80-82 West Street Erith, DA8 1AQ 01322 442 990

Cutty sark when restored, Royal naval college, Navy Museum, Greenwich park & Observatory (small Detour up steep hill), O2 Dome, Greenwich yacht club Wollwich arsenal, there are also several pubs on the way.

Near By Cycle Shops
Cycles UK
Charlton Halfords
Your comments?
posted by:Mikese13Rating : difficult :
I decided to cycle this at night. Not fun, if not a little scary since you cycle through the industrial part of london. some of the path is dirt track, and muddy at that.

Not a route I'm in a hurry to do again. maybe on a nice sunny day it would be better.

posted by:TuppsRating : difficult :
I'd agree with the previous comments about riding at night (I wouldn't do it and I'm a 16 stone ex prop forward). However, during the day its not too bad at all.

Mainly on paved cycle path except for the unpaved section (tough on road tyres and, if after a heavy rain, it can get muddy and some of the puddles are deep). Just one short stretch on the road just past the Thames Barrier. You do go past the new sewage works as well as the old Victorian Crossness Pumping Station, which was built to pump Londons sewage further downstream.

Not the prettiest of rides but interesting to see some old industry/piers etc as well as some newer sights.

posted by:DavidRating : difficult :
Took my 7 and 5 year old on this route started at Woolwich and went as far as belvedere.

Lovely flat route, lots of space on the paths.

Yes, it absolutely stinks as you go past the sewage works, but its over before you know it.

Went during the day and highly recommend it for traffic free cycling with kids.

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