Cycle London - Vipers Loop
About the route
Through the ancient woodland of Epping Forest, into the quiet winding lanes of Essex. Start at The Clapton Hart, public toilets and water stop available at High Beech, The Viper at Mill Green would make a good halfway lunch stop. These are classic Essex lanes! Busy road with cycle path through Walthamstow, main road out to epping forest, but it's used by lots of cyclists. The forest is an ancient woodland with a long and complex history. After Epping this route is a cyclists paradise, small quiet lanes, tiny villages, rolling but fairly flat countryside.
How to follow the route
We recommend a free app called BikeGPX (no login required).
Once installed, follow the link below to access the route.
Alternatively you can download the gpx file and use it in a cycling app.
Ride with GPS and Strava are great if you have a subscription.
Plan your ride
View the route on Google Maps to see every detail and plan your trip.
Please note: this option cannot be used for point-to-point navigation.
Please cycle responsibly: always wear a helmet and remember to account for the distance of the journey. It’s also good to have the map downloaded, in case you lose signal while on the road.
Make sure you can safely attach your phone to your bike – you can find holders online here - and remember to focus on your surroundings as well as the screen.