Euston to Victoria

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John1054
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Euston to Victoria

Postby John1054 » 28 Aug 2014, 9:51am

Does anyone have a good (not too complicated) route for cycling between Euston & Victoria for what would be a loaded & tired cyclist in the evening between 8 & 9 pm., on a weekday?
All suggestions gratefully received.
Thanks, John.

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Re: Euston to Victoria

Postby MLJ » 28 Aug 2014, 10:22am

Try http://www.tfl.gov.uk/plan-a-journey/?cid=fs058 for cycle journey suggestion. My personal route is south-east to Aldwich, second RH lane to Strand, SO through Trafalgar Square, Admiralty Arch, L, Birdcage Walk to Victoria! Not much navigation needed, but fairly busy traffic.

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Re: Euston to Victoria

Postby samsbike » 28 Aug 2014, 10:43am

The easiest way I can think of is to come of Euston and go straight down the marylebone road to baker street.

Head south to Marble arch and follow Park Lane to Hyde Park Corner, cut across the roundabout (cycle path) and follow the road straight to Victoria.

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Re: Euston to Victoria

Postby BE1 » 28 Aug 2014, 1:27pm

AdWatch wrote:Does anyone have a good (not too complicated) route for cycling between Euston & Victoria for what would be a loaded & tired cyclist in the evening between 8 & 9 pm., on a weekday?
All suggestions gratefully received.
Thanks, John.



John

I use this planner http://www.cyclestreets.net/

It gives three options and there are sufficent photos etc for you to judge ease of navigation and to an extent your confort level with the traffic.

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Re: Euston to Victoria

Postby TonyR » 28 Aug 2014, 2:35pm

My choice would be down Gower St, onto Monmouth St at High Holborn, Trafalgar Square, Whitehall, Parliament Square, Victoria St, Victoria Station. If you want to avoid Parliament Square (bit of a rat race) you can do Admiralty Arch, The Mall, Horse Guards Road, Storey's Gate onto Victoria Rd. Trafalgar Square is more difficult to avoid. Avoid the Aldwych and Strand route as the Strand is usually gridlocked with no space to filter.

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Re: Euston to Victoria

Postby samsbike » 28 Aug 2014, 4:53pm

Thinking aloud, does anyone know if you can cycle through Green Park because that would be quite nice.

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Re: Euston to Victoria

Postby TonyR » 28 Aug 2014, 5:02pm

samsbike wrote:Thinking aloud, does anyone know if you can cycle through Green Park because that would be quite nice.


No you can't except along the edge parallel to Constitution Hill which won't help much for your route.

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Re: Euston to Victoria

Postby John1054 » 30 Aug 2014, 10:35am

Thanks to everyone for their help. I feel a lot happier now.
John.

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Re: Euston to Victoria

Postby Mick F » 30 Aug 2014, 10:47am

You're supposed to call out: "Mornington Crescent!"
Mick F. Cornwall

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Re: Euston to Victoria

Postby TonyR » 30 Aug 2014, 11:56am

Mick F wrote:You're supposed to call out: "Mornington Crescent!"


Aren't we playing the Cavendish Variation where you fall off before you can call it out?