The first Spoke Link (one of five spoke routes that do not directly connect to Cycle Orbital) starts at Bromley, for faster trains from Victoria and more connections than Hayes.
R Mead Way 1 and L Bourne Vale for Hayes station 2. From there it is the same route as Spoke 2W to R Nash Lane 3.7. L Layhams Road 4.7 beside the Metropolitan Police Dog Training Centre. NCN21 merges from R at crossroads 6; follow its signs for the remaining miles – a delightful ride on minor lanes, but mostly off-road with a variety of surfaces. At Fickleshole 7 a short off-road section with unstable surface drops steeply into a valley; best to walk. After Chelsham Common 8.5 and crossing B269 Croydon Road 9.1 you arrive at a viewpoint over the Halliloo Valley 9.4. Descend with caution, traverse golf course, and after a couple more twists and turns (Woldingham Road 10.4 leads straight to Woldingham) the Link and NCN21 join Spoke 3 for the beautiful climb up Marden Park to Winders Hill and Cycle Orbital Arc 6.