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Cycle racks near the Crystal

Crossing on NCN route 13 to Beckton DLR station

NCN route 13 west to the Isle of Dogs (the Beckton Corridor)

Crossing from Beckton DLR station to NCN route 13 west to the Isle of Dogs

Rather than turning into the bus station, cyclists looking for NCN route 13 should use the crossing beyond.

NCN route 13 east from Beckton DLR station

Route sign at Beckton DLR station - no sign of NCN route 13 west towards the Isle of Dogs

Shelter with 8 cycle spaces at Beckton DLR station

Mysterious sign to an alternative NCN route 13

Link to NCN route 13

NCN route 13 east from the ExCel Centre

The bridge towards London City Airport opens (ie closes to pedestrians and cyclists) occasionally.

Bridge across Connaught Passage to London City Airport

NCN route 13 goes straight ahead here - what the arrow to the left is about I don't know.

Swing left here for NCN route 13 east from the ExCel Centre

NCN route 13 east from the ExCel Centre

NCN route 13 east from the ExCel Centre

NCN route 13 past the ExCel Centre

At the western end of the ExCel Centre, this is grandly signed as Cycle Park, but is a bit rubbish - better go to the east end.

Unsigned cycle parking below the eastern end of the ExCel Centre

Cycle stands and road closure just west of the ExCel Centre

NCN route 13 west from the ExCel Centre

This was clearly built as a transporter bridge across the Royal Victoria Dock, but it doesn't seem to function any more - but bikes can be taken up and down to the upper bridge by lifts.

Cycle route along the south side of the Royal Victoria Dock

This was clearly built as a transporter bridge across the Royal Victoria Dock, but it doesn't seem to function any more - but bikes can be taken up and down to the upper bridge by lifts.

This was clearly built as a transporter bridge across the Royal Victoria Dock, but it doesn't seem to function any more - but bikes can be taken up and down to the upper bridge by lifts.

This was clearly built as a transporter bridge across the Royal Victoria Dock, but it doesn't seem to function any more - but bikes can be taken up and down to the upper bridge by lifts.

A few cycle spaces just west of the ExCel Centre

NCN route 13 past the ExCel Centre

NCN route 13 westwards from the ExCel Centre

Route signs on NCN route 13 at the ExCel Centre

My annual visit to the World Travel Market - the Spaniards can be relied on for a good crop of cycling maps and brochures

My annual visit to the World Travel Market - the Italians can be relied on for a good crop of cycling maps and brochures

My annual visit to the World Travel Market - this company is in Menorca

Cycle track doubles as a handy sign storage area

I should clarify: This is access to secure cycle parking for staff & visitors at Transport for London’s (@TfL) new Head Office (not a station) Apparently ground floor=50 Parking spaces? Cc @diamondgeezer https://t.co/Cu3RTAlBY9 Makes it a ... [more]

Pedal your way around the cycle routes of Taiwan at the World Travel Market

On the Boris Dangleway (Emirates Airline) - £3.50 via Oyster.

Northwall Road in @noordinarypark. This is what happens when you build a neighbourhood with no public car parking, but don’t provide the infrastructure to allow people to use public transport, walk, or cycle there. #olympiclegacy https:// ... [more]

Ladies and gents, I give you the Olympic Legacy https://t.co/uCEm50oe5w

Montfitchet Street (actually Montfichet Road - ed) in Stratford. Nothing positive about it at all. https://t.co/nvuAud5Wpy

Great to see so many countries trying to promote cycling tourism at the World Travel Market.

West Ham The original bike parking capacity was totally inadequate for this busy station. This photograph attached, was taken at 8am and shows woefully inadequate bike parking space.

The Temple Mills cycle lane water feature is fully stocked. @wfcouncil @NewhamLondon https://t.co/IRq9rATGlM

No Cycling on this bridge over the railway at Stratford

Parking at Stratford International DLR station

Cycle parking at the Custom House DLR and (under construction) Crossrail station

Shared-use access to Abbey Road DLR station from the north.

Shared-use access to Abbey Road DLR station from the north.

CS2 cycleway segregated track under construction

CS2 cycleway

CS2 cycleway bus stop bypass, though the rather angled approach to the cycle track is unnecessarily awkward

CS2 cycleway segregated track

CS2 cycleway

CS2 cycleway bus stop bypass

CS2 cycleway segregated track

Poor merge back to road

Acceptable quality shared-use

Acceptable quality shared-use

Acceptable quality shared-use

Acceptable quality shared-use

Shared-use with poles in cycleway but plenty of space to do things properly instead

Shared-use with poles in cycleway but plenty of space to do things properly instead

Lorry blocking blue route during morning rush hour.

Lorry blocking blue route at morning rush hour

Lorry blocking blue route

Lorry blocking blue route on Stratford High St

Cabbies may be angry about Cycle Superhighways @TimeOutLondon but here is #RantyBoy he loves them @TwoWheelsGoodUK https://t.co/lG7w9LTQDF

Cycle parking present here.

Bus stop bypass

10 Spaces, Abbey Road DLR station

Gloomy day on the Woolwich Ferry. My first time ! En route to the London Bike Show. @CTC_Cyclists http://t.co/I3IPOe23sa

A 308 bus at Olympic Velopark with a curiously abruptly commencing/concluding cycle track

The new CS2 segregated lane from stratford to bow roundabout. Please don't dismiss this and please read on.

Phenomenal amount of bike docks at Westfield Stratford City

View towards the Olympic Stadium from the cable crossing of the Thames in Docklands.

Announcing a bicycle trial on the DLR. Offpeak only and don't try taking your bikes to Bank.

On the Emirates Air Line, aka #dangleway - which does carry bikes http://realcycling.blogspot.co.uk/2012/07/thames-crossings-27a-emirates-air-line.html

View of the dockside cycleway (NCN route 13) from Excel, looking towards London City Airport

From Stratford Gyratory to Bow Church along the newly segregated Cyclesuper Highway 2: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=n_j_V9S1btk See also: http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-london-24841596

C2C bow to Stratford looks wide enough here outside dainesyard great @DanesYardKitch_ @london_cycling http://t.co/Upo51hnSHM

"This way to the London Cycle Network"

Another World Travel Market, another good selection of cycling maps and guides

Covered cycle parking at The Crystal - Siemens' sustainable living centre.

Cycle parking at the Royal Docks terminal of the Emirates Airway cable-car (which does carry bikes too).

This charming butcher decided to pose next to his van after I'd admonished him for blocking the contraflow cycle lane at the end of Earlham Grove.

Bikes have been everywhere this summer - the Olympic opening ceremony, the York Mystery Plays - this one was in the closing ceremony of the Paralympics (shame about the stabilisers!) - photo courtesy of the BBC.

One of many bikes on the Olympic Park selling drinks and treats.

The Velodrome during the Olympics London 2012.

Quite a few bikes like this selling 'treats' on the Olympic park. The Park Live thing on the right is a stage built in the river and has two large screens on either side for spectators. At the time Clare Balding is shown interviewing tea ... [more]

Bicycle treat shop

A Lonely Road Shared use footway alongside a road on an industrial estate in Beckton.

Barriers on the Greenway in east london make running cycle rides hard work and slow. Would wouldn't get this in a city or country that properly gets cycling.

Stupid Greenway barriers that should be banned Location: East Ham, London (England, United Kingdom)

Sharp blind corner bothways. Path is narrow and turns sharply. Please ring your bell here

Blind corner and narrowing path, often with pedestrians. go carefully.

Another year, another World Travel Market, another haul of cycling guides and brochures from the tourist offices.

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