Cycle Rides

Cyclists visiting Caledonian Park
Cyclists visiting Caledonian Park

Cyclists leaving West London Bowling Club
Cyclists leaving West London Bowling Club

Group Rides

Our hugely popular cycling tours are led by experienced and friendly members of the London Cycling Campaign and Cyclists in Southwark. Where possible, the rides go through quieter, characterful streets, including Quietways and Cycle Superhighways. Rides on both days are expected to finish at about 5.30pm. You are welcome to leave or join the tours at any point. No need to book – just turn up with your bike.

This year there will be three Open Garden Squares Weekend cycle rides.

Saturday 17 June

Meet at 10.15am for a 10.30 start from near the main (west) entrance to St Paul's Cathedral. The ride will visit gardens in the City of London, on the South Bank and in Westminster and finish near St James’s Park.

Gardens to be visited:

Map of the route: Google map | GPX download

Please email philipbensteadl@gmail.com for further details.

Sunday 18 June

Sunday Ride 1 The ride will start from Russell Square Gardens (near the café) at 10.15am. It will visit gardens in Camden and Islington before returning to Russell Square.

Gardens to be visited

Map of the route: Google map | GPX download

Please email info@westminstercyclists.org.uk for further details.

Sunday Ride 2 The ride will start at 10am from the South Carriage Drive of Hyde Park, near the Hyde Park Corner cycle hire station and will visit gardens in Westminster, the City of London, Bloomsbury and Marylebone before returning to Hyde Park.

Gardens to be visited

Further details and route 

The rides are free, but you will need an Open Garden Squares Weekend ticket to visit the gardens. If you have not already bought one, you can buy it on the morning for £15 (Saturday - valid for both days) or £10 (Sunday only).

Cycle Hire

Cycle Hire is ideal for short journeys between gardens in Zone 1 and parts of Zone 2.

There is now a dense network of cycle hire stations. We have shown these on the relevant maps.

For further details of Cycle Hire, please consult the Transport for London web site.

We do not recommend Cycle Hire for the group rides. This is because you will be spending time looking for a cycle hire station when you could be visiting gardens.

Self-guided Rides

You may also like to try three self-guided rides:

These feature several of the gardens taking part in Open Garden Squares Weekend.

Cyclists at Royal Crescent
Cyclists at Royal Crescent