There are numerous ways to get here, all of which require you to get to the top of the hill first! Below are a variety of links to local bike shops, mapping websites & route finders. Postcode: SW15 3TU.
Most parking here is free, but do ensure you check the local signage. When film crews are set-up on the Heath, the usual spaces can fill up fast.
Fast overland trains to/from Putney Railway Station connect Victoria, Kingston, Clapham Junction, Waterloo and elsewhere. Note: Putney Station is currently being refurbished and you’ll need to carry your bike up a lot of stairs!
Bicycles are allowed to get on/off at Putney Bridge Tube too (District Line), although it’s North of the river, at the bottom of Putney Hill.
Bikely.Com interactive map: Routefinder & Routesharer
‘Tibbet’s Ride’, includes shortcuts & things to look out for along the way:
Our ‘2012 London Olympics dry-run road route’ includes portions of the actual road racing course:
CycleStreets.Co.Uk: Cycling in Wandsworth, Richmond, Merton & Beyond
CycleStreets is a UK-wide cycle journey planner system, which lets you plan routes from A to B by bike. It is designed by cyclists, for cyclists, and caters for the needs of both confident and less confident cyclists.
The system uses OpenStreetMap to source the quickest, quietest and safest routes.
The London Cyclist Blog is an expertly written resource for every kind of cyclist in London and beyond. With numerous cycling-related product reviews, insights and safety items, routes and adventures, this is amongst London’s greatest cycling sites.
Looking for a local route? There’s a downloadable book on offer with 35 of London’s best routes for a very modest £9.95, including maps which you can add to your GPS:
If you’d like to read the London Cyclist review of Tibbet’s Ride, follow this link:
London Cycling Campaign: ‘Love London, Go Dutch‘
If you love London and wish you could cycle and walk more safely and easily, then please sign the London Cycling Campaign‘s petition (LCC). The aim is to make London more liveable for everyone by making our streets as safe and inviting for cycling as they are in Holland.
Membership of LCC costs between £18-36 per year per person, or less. For this you’ll receive the London Cyclist Magazine, 3rd Party Insurance and weekly newsletters with what’s on for cyclists in the Capital.
Becoming a member also supports LCC’s vital campaigns, which help improve our city for all Londoners. Wandsworth have our own local group. Scroll down to the bottom of this page to learn more.
Love to Ride is all about showing more people how easy and enjoyable cycling is.
If you love to ride, then spread the love! Show your support for cycling and together we can get more people cycling.
Visit the website to find your local Love to Ride’s location.
We had planned to fit a video camera to one of the bikes and then speed up the footage to display the route. However, a simple transfer of the .gpx file from Bikely.Com to MapMyRIDE.Com, shows Tibbet’s Ride from the air!
Curious to see what the route has in store? Click on the link above and have a look. It runs at about ten times the regular pace, giving you a really good feel for the course.
Simon Parker’s London Cycle Map:
The London Cycle Map is the catalyst needed to make cycling in London mainstream.
Summer of Cycling:
The Summer of Cycling is a national campaign running between March and October which aims to encourage more people to cycle. The All Party Parliamentary Cycling Group and The Bicycle Association, alongside the force of 23 cycling organisations are aiming to double cycling each summer.
It’s about encouraging everyone with an interest in cycling to share the fun and introduce just one friend, neighbour, colleague or family member to cycling.
The Summer of Cycling brings together a whole host of organisations from charities, NGOs, industry manufacturers and retailers, as well as major UK cycling event organisers. It is very much a collaborative effort, with racing organisations being able to promote the Summer of Cycling just as easily as local cycle campaign groups or cyclists like you!
TFL’s Journey Planner:
Need help getting here by car or on public transport? Enter your starting point in to TfL’s Journey Planner, along with the destination postcode SW15 3TU to see which routes apply.
Joy of Cycling:
Struggling to explain the joys of cycling to a non-rider? Send them this & then come along for a ride!
Wandsworth Cycling Campaign
Wandsworth Cycling Campaign (WCC) are the local group of the London Cycling Campaign (LCC) for the London Borough of Wandsworth, UK. They exist for the benefit of everyone who cycles or might cycle in and through the borough of Wandsworth.
Their vision is for Wandsworth to be a borough where cycling is a natural transport choice for everyone. They are a busy LCC group and you can find out more about us and what they’re up to on the LCC website here: http://lcc.org.uk/boroughs/wandsworth
You may also join their active email group by clicking here.
Moving here? Thinking of cycling here? Any other questions, just ask! Oh, and if you have a ride you’d like to host or share, then they’ll be more than happy to help you to promote it to local residents.