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Cycle Routes in Stratford London

International Quarter London to Wanstead Flats route

Distance: 6km
One of our favourite cycle routes in Stratford London starts around IQL, taking in the sights of the Olympic Park including the Lee Valley VeloPark.
Head east towards Stratford, aiming for Cann Hall Road which opens to the expansive Wanstead Flats.
Here you can enjoy a few hours exploring the park’s trails, tuck into a picnic or spot some wildlife near the lake before heading back to Stratford for a well-deserved bite to eat.


Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park route

Distance: 8km
Explore everything the Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park has to offer with this route. You’ll start and finish in the VeloPark, cycling next to the rivers and canals of the park.
The route will take in all the main venues of the 2012 Olympics, including the Copper Box Arena, London Aquatics Centre and ArcelorMittal Orbit.
Stop for a break in the Wetlands Walk areas and reward the kids with a visit to the Splashpark and Adventure Playgrounds.
Find out more about the Queen Elizabeth Park route.

Stratford Station to Newham Borough

Distance: 25km
Explore Newham and a section of the Tower Hamlets in this route. Although longer than the other routes, it remains an easy ride suitable for those looking for a leisurely day of exploring.
Starting at Stratford Station, head south on High Street before taking a right into the Olympic Park to find the River Lea. Follow this southward where it becomes the Limehouse Cut. You’ll eventually reach the River Thames where you can head east on Narrow Street to explore the area of Tower Hamlets.
Find out more about the Newham Borough route here.

For more local cycle routes in Stratford London, explore the Lee Valley VeloPark website which has a range of information on local cycling events, routes and more.