A wishlist of modifications, mostly small, that would improve the Cycle Orbital experience. Many of them ask for the completion of existing Sustrans projects*


1] Arc 4 Dartford to Shoreham: above and along the River Darent (Lullingstone)

Install short cycleway parallel to riverside footpath, Lullingstone Castle - Lullingstone Park

2] Arc 5 low Shoreham to Titsey: Pilgrim's Way (Chevening diversion)

A small ask of HMG; we should be able to follow in the footsteps and wheel ruts of Chaucer’s pilgrims and their carts! (The ancient path passes through the Foreign Secretary's Chevening estate)

3] Arc 6 Titsey to Walton: Surrey North Downs East (A22 and A23)

Improvements and detour eliminations at Gravelly Hill/A22 crossing; cycle contraflow westbound at Hooley/A23

4] Arc 7 Walton to Clandon: Surrey North Downs West (undriveable drove road)

Improvements to the near-impassable eastern section to Whitedown Lane of the drove road byway over the Downs from Ranmore to Shere

5] Arc 8a Clandon to West Byfleet: Send, Ripley and Wey Navigation (towpath)

Surfacing improvements to towpath on sections of the Wey Navigation

6] Arc 10 Taplow to Chesham: the Low Chilterns (Penn Woods-Little Missenden)

Upgrade of the byway through Penn Wood and adoption of the ‘ghost’ Beamond End Road as cycleways

7] Arc 11 merged Chesham to Bulstrode Cross: above the Chess ('ghost road')

Adoption of the ‘ghost road’ from Jasonhill to Pudd’s Cross as cycleway


8] Spoke 5W Ewell West to Headley: The Racing Downs West (Sheep Walk)*

Install a stable surface on Sheep Walk (NCN22) alongside the horse-riding gallop

9] Spoke 6-7 Hampton Wick to Egham via Thames Path to Staines (Shepperton ferry)

Permissive contraflow cycling westbound on one-way Docket Eddy Lane

10] Spoke 8S West Drayton to Dorney: Slough Arm Canal (E section)

Surfacing improvements to towpath on the Slough Arm Canal, Drayton to Langley

11] Spoke 11NE Elstree to Hatfield via North Mymms and Old Hatfield (Mimms-Mymms)

Stabilisation of byway surface between South Mimms and North Mymms

12] Spoke 12 Hadley Wood to Wheathampstead via North Mymms (M25 underpass)*

Improvements to the forbidding route crossing under M25 and behind S Mimms services on NCN12

13] Spoke 12-1E Link Hadley Wood to Turkey Brook Park: Enfield Chase (missing link)*

NCN12, where are you? Signed but incomplete 2 mile section through Enfield Chase


14] Spin-off 1-2-3 Moreton to Rainham: The Essex Outer Arc (unstable surfaces)*

Stabilisation of cycleway surfaces on NCN125 in Dagnam Park and Pages Wood (attended to – 4/2018)

15] Spinoff 3 Rainham to Tilbury Fort: Thames Estuary North Bank (NCN adoption)*

Byway improvements upstream of QE2 bridge to complement the cycle-able downstream section: adoption as NCN13

16] Spinoff 4 Dartford to Gravesend: Thames Estuary South Bank (NCN adoption)*

Completion of the cycleway infrastructure downstream of the QE2 bridge, particularly to the forbidding section at Ebbsfleet on through the cement depot to Northfleet: adoption as rerouted NCN1

17] Spinoff 5 Eynesford to Tatsfield via stately homes: The Kentish Weald Arc (Hever)*

Install short cycleway permissions at Hever to extend Regional Route 12 (Tonbridge to Penshurst) through to Edenbridge