Cycle routes

There are over 100 miles of cycle routes across the borough which have been installed to make it easier to cycle, and to encourage more people to do so. Some are off road, such as in Jubilee Park and others are on quieter residential streets.

There are 12 designated routes in the borough, linking all town centres using mainly quiet roads and where possible off-road routes linking shops and other amenities.

You can download a map of cycle routes in the borough. Alternatively, if you contact us with your name and address, we will send you a copy.

There are more detailed maps available for:

  • Bromley to Crystal Palace cycle route
  • Bromley to Greenwich cycle route
  • Orpington to Bromley cycle route
  • Bromley to Croydon cycle route
  • The Waterlink Way cycle route
  • Petts Wood to St Mary Cray cycle route

We are looking to develop a range of opportunities to improve cycling provision in the borough, including expanding and improving the current network of cycle routes and developing more "Greenways", corridors where walking and cycling can be enjoyed without traffic.

Cycling on roads

Cycle lanes encourage more people to cycle and provide a safer environment for cyclists. At traffic lights we often provide 'advanced stop lines' to help cyclists move off safely from traffic, and almost all bus lanes in the borough are available for use by cyclists.

Cycling on pavements and in parks

A number of footways in the borough have been converted to shared use for pedestrians and cyclists, and these paths are signed. Cycling is permitted in some of the borough parks, such as Jubilee Park, Norman Park and Crystal Palace Park.

A recent addition to the borough has been Bromley Pump Track which is located at Hoblingwell Wood Recreation Ground in Orpington (Leesons Hill, Orpington, BR5 2QB). This is suitable for all levels of ability and all ages, and has been designed for 'all wheels' such as mountain bikes, scooters, BMX bikes and skateboards.