The Oyster Wheel – a multi-day cycling tour of London

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The Oyster Wheel provides a series of Day rides designed for hybrid touring bikes and easily accessible from the Oyster/contactless rail and tube networks. It consists of two sets of rides:

  • A loop of eight rides together creating a complete circuit of London, with each day starting and finishing at an Oyster station – the Oyster Loop
  • Eight rides back from those same stations to Tower Bridge – the Oyster Spokes.

The menu at the top of the page provides access to those rides, whilst the blog provides updates on progress.

I created the Oyster Wheel whilst supporting my wife who is suffering from Pancreatic Cancer. If having tried out the Routes you would like to donate to Pancreatic Cancer then my donations page can be found at Oyster Wheel Donations. Thank you.

  • The Oyster Wheel

    17th Sep 2019 by

    When the spirits are low, when the day appears dark, when work becomes monotonous, when hope hardly seems worth having, just mount a bicycle and go for a spin down the road, without thought on anything but the ride you are taking. Sir Arthur Conan Doyle I thought I was reasonably lucky to have survived… Read more

  • Spoke 8: Caterham to Tower

    3rd Dec 2019 by

    So the wheel is finished, 8 stations, 8 legs in the loop and now 8 spokes back to London. This was a hard winter ride, starting with a tarmac climb up to the top of the Downs from Caterham, and then including two off-road ascents on NCN21, both made challenging in December by wet leaves,… Read more

  • Spoke 7: Knockholt to Tower

    28th Nov 2019 by

    South-east London has no National Cycle Network routes between the Waterlink Way and the Thames Estauary, but at the same time possesses a significant amount of greenspaces. What I wanted to achieve in this Spoke was to find a way of connecting these together using London Cycle Network routes. The reality is that the absence… Read more

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