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Ealing to Moorgate Via Union Canal Cycle Route

England > London > London
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Cycle Route Details
Route NameEaling to Moorgate Via Union Canal
Distance : miles (km)13  (20.92)
Posted Bydion
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Cycle Route Location
Start LocationCastlebar Road (B455), Ealing
End LocationMoorgate, City of London
Cycle Steps
This is a flat ride along canal tow path with minimal road use at the beginning and end of the ride. Head past North Ealing and Park Royal to access the canal around Twyford Abbey Road. There is a half mile deviation onto the road around Little Venice, because the canal goes through a tunnel. This can be tricky so print a map if you're not familiar with this area. Also, when you come to the big metal staircase!!, Don't carry your bike down it, but continue further on and you will find the canal path continues on the other side of a Lisson Grove.

The roads in Ealing aren't that busy but city road will have traffic during the week which can be intimidating.

It's not the most direct route but it's the most scenic and safest. I use this for commuting and it goes via Regents Park, Little Venice, Camden Town Lock and Barbican which are all interesting places to stop and have a look around.

The path is in good condition and rideable with any bike, although there are some uneven surfaces at times which might be uncomfortable for someone on road racing bike with 100PSI in the tyres. Not much different from most London roads really.

The path can get congested around Camden, especially in the evenings when the weather is good with many people walking or sitting on the path. There are signs to dismount at one point for about 50m. There are occasional barriers to slow you down but these not difficult to negotiate.

If you like exhaust fumes and inconsiderate drivers don't take this route. If you like rivers, ducks, geese and oxygen give it a go.
Your comments?
posted by:annabelRating : difficult :
Just what I was looking for. The canal ride is peaceful and easy-going. A map is needed for the parts where you pop out in strange places.

Thank you for uploading.

posted by:Jeremy Rating : difficult :
i do this route up to knightsbridge - its a great safe route to commute

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