Cycling in UK
The British part of the route uses the National Cycle Network, in particular routes 2, 21 and 20. The website of the cycling organisation Sustrans offers a very detailed map of the route, along with an app: www.sustrans.org.uk
- Just as in France, the English route uses a combination of small roads and greenways, fully signposted 'Avenue Verte' between Newhaven and the centre of London.
- It offers delightful cycle paths both through the southern suburbs of the British capital and through the pretty countryside between London's southern outskirts and the Channel at Newhaven.
- Overall, the English section of the Avenue Verte is well suited to all cyclists (particularly along its stretches of greenways), with just certain parts more suitable for more experienced cyclists.
- One or two tempting addtional optional stages are suggested either side of the Channel, although these aren't officially part of the Avenue Verte London <> Paris. So you might choose to head off to Brighton from Newhaven by bike. Or consider branching off from the Sussex Weald to visit the charming historic spa town of Royal Tunbridge Wells.
- Just as in France, it is possible to transport bicycles on trains in southern Britain. Train stations feature on all the section and stage maps.
- Information about trains in England is available on the website: www.nationalrail.co.uk
- You can find much more additional information on the Avenue Verte London <> Paris in the Chamina guide, Paris-Londres à Vélos, a guide in French only, but of great benefit for making the most of the route.