Wednesday 29 April 2009

The quiet route to Chingford

The dedicated and signed recommended cycling 'quiet route to Chingford' (or to Walthamstow if you are heading south). This is the part which links Higham Station Avenue E4 and Coningsby Gardens. It's an unmade pathway which leads between the houses to a back entrance to garages and then on between more houses.

Personal security is an issue here, especially after dark. You can't see from one end to the other because of the zig-zag route, and the deserted out-of-the-way middle section is perfect from an attacker's point of view.

I trawled the net for tips. Here's a wonderfully practical suggestion, ideal for a place like Chingford.

Get to know strategic people along your cycling route such as staff in shops and security officers.