Thursday 2 August 2007 11.21am
There is an easy route - you cross Burgess Park
to Portland Street, continue up this (turns into Brandon Street), turn right at Larcom St (via a bike cut-through) then left onto Rodney Road, right at the junction into Rodney Place then left onto the much-debated cycle lane along New Kent Road
. It's fine other than it has a telephone box in the middle of it!
Sounds complex but isn't once you try it.
Then on NKR you cross at the lights before Elephant and duck down Meadow Row
turning left onto Rockingham Street
which brings you to Newington Causeway
where you cross on a toucan crossing (bike signals) straight to the bottom end of Southwark Bridge Road
The latter bits are all part of the "Elephant & Castle cycle bypass" which can take you 360 degrees around the Elephant without using either roundabout.