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12 Dec 2019 | Community

On Your Bike at Barking Riverside

The New Year is creating a new buzz for cycling at Barking Riverside, with Transport for London set to start work in early 2020 on a new cycleway, linking Barking Riverside to Barking town centre.

The latest in TfL’s significant investment in cycle paths, the new route will make it even easier for Barking Riverside residents to embrace London’s love of cycling. An astonishing 721,000 cycle journeys are completed every day in the capital – well over double the figures recorded in 2000 – helped significantly by TfL’s investment in safe and speedy cycle paths.

Once complete, Barking Riverside residents will be able to link straight to Cycle Super Highway 3, taking you to Canary Wharf in just 35 minutes, or Tower Gateway in under an hour.

While waiting for the new route, why not explore the existing cycle routes across Barking Riverside, that already take you to some of the area’s hidden gems. Check the map for three of our favourites

  1. Riverside Coffee Lounge

Just opposite The Rivergate Centre is Barking Riverside’s very first independent coffee shop, serving freshly ground artisan coffee and delicious homemade cakes and sandwiches.

  1. Abbey Green

The site of a 7th-century former royal monastery, where ruins of the original Barking Abbey and the Grade I Listed St Margaret’s Church can be explored.

  1. Beckton District Park and Newham City Farm

A family-friendly city farm and park less than half-an-hour’s cycle from Parklands at Barking Riverside.

Come and explore Barking Riverside’s cycle routes after touring our new Shared Ownership show home. The brand new apartment features a spacious open-plan living area, plenty of natural light and a private balcony, with access to a communal green space and dedicated cycle storage – so no muddy bike cluttering up the hallway!