Wednesday 15 December 2010

Cycling on Ruckholt Road, Leyton

Ruckholt Road, Leyton, (the A106) is the second most popular of three major cycling commuter routes for anyone heading into central London from the London Borough of Waltham Forest. The other two are Lea Bridge Road (A104) and Forest Road (A503).

The borough has a population of 223,200.

Over the past five years the annual cycle count figures for Ruckholt Road on a weekday 7am – 7pm are

2006 764
2007 837
2008 701
2009 646
2010 709

It’s a mystery why these figures are so erratic on what is a signed London Cycle Network route with a magnificent cycle lane. Here’s what it was like cycling on Ruckholt Road yesterday.