King Alfred’s Way
A new 350km bike-packing route, King Alfred’s Way is the largest new cycling route the UK has seen for years. Connecting some of England’s most iconic sites, it starts and ends in Winchester, passing monuments including Stonehenge, Avebury stone circle, Iron Age hill forts, Farnham Castle and Winchester Cathedral. Ideal for gravel bikes, the route is best tackled over the course of a few days to make the most of the cultural attractions. It mixes gravel tracks, woodland and heathland trails, grassy field-edge bridleways, canal towpaths and quiet lanes. There are some steep inclines, but the route has been made for riders of all abilities, so it’s a great choice whatever your experience.
London cyclists can look forward to a series of new routes in the capital over the next two years. Due to be completed by 2024, new cycleway routes include a path between Wembley and Willesden Junction; a 12km route connecting Tottenham Hale, Seven Sisters and the Nag's Head; and a 7.5km route connecting Hackney to the Isle of Dogs via Westferry, Mile End and Victoria Park. There will also be new routes in and around Greenwich and Woolwich, and West Kensington and Hammersmith, all of which will make the city that bit more cycle friendly.