The Ranty Highwayman)
After the long slog of winter, it was a joy to be able to cycle further than my usual commute this week and in the sunshine. It was even more of a joy to be cycling with my older daughter on what was her longest trip since learning to ride a couple of years back.
Round our way, cycling in safety is in short supply. Perversely, it is easier to get to the retail park than the local shops because the former has a cycle track passing it, whereas the latter is mixing with poor driving along heavily-parked streets. So, for a cycling day out we have to travel further into London and that either means taking the bikes on the train or in the car.
We chose the latter which meant we could start at Barking and cycle right into Town via CS3. If you’re interested in the section built before the wonderful Central London section, you can read about it here. Nothing has changed on this section and sadly, the development works ongoing around Canning Town and Canary Wharf hasn’t changed the road layout at all. Still shared crossings or giving way to traffic.